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William "Bill" P. Quick

William “Bill” Paul Quick, son of Kenneth J. and Berta G. (Morin) Quick, was born in Mt Ayr, Iowa October 14, 1955.  Bill began his schooling in Delphos, then attended Maloy and Redding schools before graduating from Mt Ayr Community High School; class of 1974. 

He was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Kaye Elmer on August 30, 1975, at the Redding Methodist Church.  Bill was blessed with two daughters Rebecca Mae (1978) and Carrie Dawn (1982).  In 1981, he moved to a little piece of paradise; the family farm just south of Delphos, Iowa, where Bill had grown up and shared many memories with his brothers and cousins. Bill enjoyed a rewarding, independent, and fulfilling lifestyle as a farmer. He was always a caretaker to anyone in his life, including the animals and the land. Bill worked a second job for a short time in the early nineties as a maintenance man at the Mt Ayr Post Office, having to punch a time clock was not Bill’s style and his passion was working the land and raising beef cattle.

Bill had several hobbies, he enjoyed mini-rod tractor pulling and mud running, earning several stories and a few trophies with his adventures. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, attending auctions, watching the Kansas City Royals, going to farm shows and making memories with friends and family. Relationships with other people were very important to him. Bill’s honest, genuine, friendly demeanor formed strong friendships with multitudes of people; those he loved as family, those he lent a hand, and those he shared a big smile and a hearty laugh. Bill would find the best in anyone and the best in every day. While Bill’s faith in God was private, his belief in eternal life and the power of prayer was unshakeable. Bill was a proud member of Masonic Faith Lodge #179.

In 2004, Bryson Paul Smith, the first of 4 grandsons entered the world, followed in the next few years by Louden James Main, Kaden Russell Smith and Calvin Keith Main, allowing the greatest blessing in Bill’s life as Pa Bill. Grandpa is so proud of these fine young men who carry many of Bill’s beautiful traits. Bill always took time to spend with the grandsons, attending activities, sporting events, and showing them how to have fun, even if it was while getting a job done.

Bill was a very special person with the gift of life and he truly lived every minute of every day. Bill replaced the pain and suffering of cancer with the love from all the special people in his life on Earth for a glorious reunion with his maker on January 7, 2020. He is reunited with friends and family preceding him in death; grandparents Carl and Fern (Jarvis) Quick and Paul and Sybil (Carroll) Morin; parents-in-law Henry and Maggie Mae (Johnson) Elmer; brothers-in-law Mark Elmer and Merlyn Mathany.  Left to cherish his memory are his wife Ginny of Redding; daughters Rebecca (Cliff) Smith of Adel and Carrie (Wiley) Main of Mount Ayr; grandsons Bryson and Kaden Smith of Adel and Louden and Calvin Main of Mount Ayr; parents Kenneth and Berta Quick of Redding; brothers Danny (Kathy) Quick of Redding, Jeff (Rhonda) Quick of Redding and Bruce (Kris) Quick of Tingley; brothers-in-law Richard (Lisa) Elmer of Mount Ayr and James (Kristine) Elmer of California; sisters-in-law  Phyllis Mathany of Carlisle and Elaine (Vance) Briner of Agency, Iowa. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.


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I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a very good person to know. My prayers to the family.

Chris Padgitt Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

We are praying for your family and looking forward to reuniting with Bill some sweet day. We lived in Redding in the early 70's and was acquainted with Kenny, Bertie and the family when Bill was a child. Please pass our condolences on to them as well.

Willie and Penny Cornelison Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

So that you know who we are I will share more information. I am the son of Edith and Jack Campbell of Blockton. Edith's mother was Mary Quick Stephens Round (my grandmother).

J. R. Campbell Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry Patti , Drexel, and I weren't able to come to visitation and funeral but the weather was just awful. Bill was such a wonderful guy. Always a big smile and a great laugh. He will be missed by everyone. Prayers and hugs to you all. Just remember he is an angel now and no more pain.God be with you all. Love you all.

Barbara Foland Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Ginny and family,
Duane and I are so sorry to hear about Bill. What a wonderful man. I will always remember his smile. Bringing his off road vehicle to the Adair farm so we could drive around and cousin Steve and Duane getting it back was priceless. Your hospitality cant be beat. Wish we had more times together .

Nancy Fontana Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Bill loved life. We look forward to seeing him alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

May God's Grace and Peace be with all of you.

J. R. and Ann Campbell, Topeka, Kansas Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Bill" Quick

The Olney Family Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

Bill was always ready to help out even if it meant his work wouldnt get done. I am a better person because of him. What a fun guy to be around. This Knapp family will miss him terribly. Thank you Billy (wildman) for being my friend.

Steve Knapp Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Bills passing!! Sincerest condolences to Bill s family. I had the pleasure to stay with Ken and Berty and meet there children.

From Phil and Delphine Miller, Cousins of the Quicks from Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

Phil and Delphine Miller Jan 9 2020 12:00 AM

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