Carl E. Quinn

Carl E. Quinn

Tuscola, IL – Carl E. Quinn, 76, of Tuscola passed away at 9:50 a.m. Saturday (July 9, 2011) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care Center, Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Tuscola First Christian Church, 100 E. Church St., Tuscola, with the Rev. Scott Zorn officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S. Main St., Tuscola. Burial will be in the Tuscola Township Cemetery.

Carl was born on Nov. 21, 1934, in Mattoon, the son of William H. "Pete" and Vivian Goodwin Quinn. He married Shirley J. McMorris on August 7, 1955, in Tuscola. She survives.

Other survivors include his children, Karen (Ron) Hayford of Sullivan, and Steve (Theresa) Quinn and Kevin (Susan) Quinn, both of Tuscola, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Quinn of Tuscola.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Patty Quinn, and a grandson, Caleb Steven Quinn.

Memorials are suggested to the Tuscola First Christian Church, Tuscola Christmas Bureau or SAM's Food Pantry.

Carl started working at the Tuscola Post Office in 1955. He worked as a window clerk and then served as postmaster from 1979 until his retirement in 1992.

Carl was a member and former elder of the Tuscola First Christian Church. He was a charter member and past president of the Tuscola Kiwanis Club. Carl enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carl was a U.S. Army veteran.

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