AMerican Veteran 11

Quintin Virgil Stevens

July 29, 1939 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

In Loving Memory of

Quintin Virgil Stevens

Quintin Virgil Stevens (Steve) was born to Clarence F. and Margaret E. (Herther) Stevens on July 29, 1939 in Hecla, South Dakota.  He had fond memories of spending summers with his grandparents in Hecla playing with his siblings (Don, Paul, Ralph, George, and Betty).  His favorite responsibility was to pick the fresh peas off the vines for dinner while eating as many as he could before returning home.

After graduating from Central High School in Aberdeen South Dakota in 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served in the Army from 1957 to 1979 advancing to the rank of Master Sergeant in 1977 successfully managing warehouses for the Army throughout various duty stations in Germany.  He honorably served in the United States, Germany (for 15 years) and Vietnam before retirement in 1979. 

In 1966 Quintin married Dagmar Tandler in Wurzberg, Germany.  They had one son – Daniel Quintin Stevens (born 9/11/1968).  Dagmar passed away of natural causes in February 1977.  After her death, Quintin and his son returned to the U.S. where Quintin worked at Ft. George G. Meade in warehouse logistics until his retirement in 1979.

In January 1980, Quintin married Nancy Williams (son, Ian-Brandon Huff) and later had a daughter, Karin Ann Stevens.  They settled in the Edmondson Heights community where they still live.

Quintin worked for North American Van Lines for 3 years, until a warehouse manager position opened at Ft. Meade.  He worked there until 1994 handling the warehouse responsibilities of administration and warehouse management.  His department was outsourced in 1994 and he took off several months to relax, unwind and bask in the joy of sitting in his beloved recliner and watching and/or reading his favorite westerns. 

In the fall of 1994, he became a school bus driver and/or aide for Baltimore County Public Schools.  He was committed to plotting the bus routes and knowing the names of all the children riding the bus daily.  He continued this job until he retired in February 2007.

Instead of relaxing, Quintin turned his attention to become an active member of the Edmondson Heights Civic Association, Inc.  He served as President of the organization for 9 years revitalizing the Civic Association and establishing it as a federally recognized 501(c)(4) non-profit committed to supporting the community, its people, and their needs.

Quintin was preceded in death by three of his siblings, Donald, Paul and Ralph Stevens as well as his parents.  He is survived by his wife Nancy; his siblings Betty (Sid) Beckler; and George (Jan) Stevens.  Quintin is the proud father of Daniel (Kimberly) Stevens, Ian-Brandon (Kanako) Huff and Karin (Brian) Luoma and is dearly loved by his five grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm at Candlelight Funeral Home, 1835 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228, 443-830-0310.

Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to the following organizations: Vietnam Veterans Advocacy (VVA), American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Friday
April 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Candle Light Funeral Home by Craig Witzke
1835 Frederick Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228

Interment At a Later Date

Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Avenue
Arlington, VA 22211

Donations

Vietnam Veterans Advocacy
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Silver Spring MD 20910
Tel: 1-301-585-4000
Web: https://vva.org/donate/

American Heart Association
4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen VA 23060-9979
Web: http://Www.donatenow.heart.org

American Red Cross
PO Box 37839, Boone IA 50037
Tel: 1-800-435-7669
Web: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/

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