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Carlton Oliver Quee

August 6, 1923 - October 23, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Carlton Oliver Quee

Carlton Oliver Quee

Born: August 6, 1923
Died: October 23, 2018
Age: 95

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Carlton Oliver Quee, the son of Selmer and Mary (Zishka) Quee, was born August 6, 1923 in Fostoria, Iowa.  His childhood years were spent in Fostoria, Iowa, where he received his education, later graduating from Okoboji High School.

     After his schooling, he entered the military in 1949 and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge in November of 1951. Carlton married Maxine Tolley on May 18, 1949 in Ft. Eustis, VA.  After his military discharge, Carlton and Maxine moved back to Spencer, Iowa, where he worked for Evert Roskens Construction for 34 years and later P & H Fixtures as a cabinet maker for 8 years until his retirement in October of 1985.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.  Carlton enjoyed his retirement woodworking and was a member of the National Woodcarvers Association.  He was also a member of the American Legion in Spencer.

     Carlton passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the age of 95.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine in 2007 and a sister, Mary Quee.

     Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Connie Quee and her husband, Tom Johnson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Elmer Quee of Clarinda, IA; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 7th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Recorded Music
"Because He Lives"

"Just As I Am"
"How Great Thou Art"
By The Congregation

PIANIST: Denise Laaveg
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Military services will be conducted by the Spencer American Legion and VFW following the graveside services.

A time of lunch and fellowship will be held at the church immediately following the graveside services.


Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:16 PM
“Elmer, Connie & family...I am really sorry to hear I lost my cousin. I will miss him. I didn't know or else I would have tried to be there...
- Vergene Donovan
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:48 AM
“Connie and Tom you have our sympathy. We became friends with him at the Clay county fair, I have several beautiful pieces he made including his last piece, that I will always treasure. Every year he always came out to watch us show sheep and catch up with us. He was a great person and friend. ”
- Kevin Andy Diane Hermann
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 9:47 AM
“Connie and family...Uncle Carlton was such a wonderful man and I will dearly miss him. Technology brought us together in these last years and an even stronger bond and friendship developed. I will never forget your father and Sundays will never be the same. Carlton is where he wants to be now and My heart is so happy for him..Love you uncle Carlton..”
- Karen Lachner
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:56 AM
“Condolences to Connie and the Quee family. I knew Carlton when we both worked for my Uncle Evert. He took an immediate dislike to me and said: "I don't know why, I just see red when I look at that kid." He was probably right. RIP”
- Stan Roskens
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8:00 AM
“Connie, we were sad to learn of your father's passing. He was such a fine man and so proud of you. He truly made the world a better place. Please know that our most sincere thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family.”
- Dave & Mary Brostrom
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:36 PM
“Carlton and Mom went to school together so very many years ago. And then as tenants at Riverview Terrace, they became reacquainted. Carlton would often sit outside, soaking up the sunshine, and greeting everyone as they arrived...always a nice gesture. Mom enjoyed visiting with Carlton about the old days, the people they knew in common, and the many hours they both spent working jigsaw puzzles. Her life was made richer through knowing him! Carlton will be missed by many. May God's peace be with you now and in the days to come. ”
- Carol Albers by Marcia Steffen
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:35 PM
“Really liked Carlton. Have some of his art pieces from Arts on Grand.”
- Sue Biederman
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:19 PM
“I knew Carlton for over 50 years, what a neat guy, and the best finish carpenter I ever knew. Ifeel blessed to have had him for a friend and will treasure the clock I have that he made, sympathy to the whole family.

- nancy newgard
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:03 AM
“My deepest sympathies to Carlton’s family. I knew him from my years working at the golf course. He was always so friendly and had such a twinkle in his eyes! Such a gentle soul! May he Rest In Peace. ”
- Michele Landhuis Schultz
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:58 PM
“Connie--We are so fortunate to have know your Dad for many years!! Always enjoyed him at church and of course, at the golf course!! We will cherish the Cribbage board he made us!! He was sooo talented. Loved his music!! May God be your comfort and strength.”
- Les and Karen Buchholz
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:57 PM
“My mother, Anna Rosa, enjoyed sharing the dining table with your dad at Riverview Terrace, and they had many conversations about people they both had known thru out their lives. She enjoyed his music and loved when he sang hymns. He sure will be missed. ”
- Anna Rosa by Vicki Seversen
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“Dear Famly, We were sorry to hear of Carlton passing away. We sure have some great memories of Maxine and Carlton being in Az. With my folks, golfing with Mark and Roger. Now he with his honey again. RIP zcarlton.”
- Jackie Mann
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
“Goodbye Carlton. I enjoyed our visits on Skype. ”
- All Wilson
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
“Carlton was such a talented and caring man. He and Maxine were dear friends of the Heien’s and Marc’s Godfather. He was looking forward to seeing his sweetie again. ”
- Marc and Connie Heien
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:58 AM
“Carlton will be missed, we had many wonderful visits. RIP
- greg manwarren
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM
“Connie,Elmer and other family members - We lost a very special person today, but he clearly received his ultimate wishes! He was a steady corner-post to many people in his presence and unselfishly gave calm and love wherever he ventured. I feel grateful and hope to pass it forward. Thank you Uncle Carlton!

- Kent Lachner
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM
“Connie so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mark,Liz,Gabbie and Sara”
- Mark pearson
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 4:10 PM
“ To Connie, Tom and Elmer and extended family, You are in our thought and prayers at this time.

Take care - Corey Wilson (Carl Otto Zishka's Grandson)”
- Corey Wilson
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:22 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family of Carlton. He was such a great guy and I will miss our conversations we had. Rest in peace Carlton. ”
- Scott Conad
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:22 PM
“Our thoughts are with Carlton's family
- Denny and Diane Thomas
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