QUINDT, Elsie Lucille

b. 4 Oct 1930 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

d. 15 Oct 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska

From Scottsbluff Star Hearld, Scottsbluff, NE - 17 Oct 2007

Submitted by Henry L.Schmick

Elsie Lucille Hilzer, 77, of Scottsbluff, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Regional West Medical Center with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to Zion Evangelical Church. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at
Elsie was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Scottsbluff to Fred and Katherine (Bauer) Quindt. She grew up in Scottsbluff graduating from Scottsbluff High School in 1948 and Scottsbluff Junior College in 1950. She married Edward M. Hilzer June 3, 1951 in Scottsbluff. Elsie made her home in Scottsbluff all of her life, except in 1952 and 1953 when she resided in San Diego, Calif. where her daughter Cindie was born. In 1983 she and her husband opened E & E Gift store. The store was one of the original stores to open at the Monument Mall in 1986. She retired in 1994. She was currently employed by the Scotts Bluff Register of Deeds. Elsie was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan.
Elsie was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church and past president of the Church Ladies Guild, Nebraska State Legal Secretaries and Does Drove #21.
Survivors include her husband, Ed; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Anthony Ward; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Mary Hilzer all of Castle Rock, Colo.; grandsons, Jeff Schwab and his wife Melissa, Ben Hilzer and A. J. Hilzer; great-grandson, Aaron Schwab; great-granddaughters, Courtney Schwab and Nicole Langland; step-grandsons, Aaron, Andrew, and Clayton Ward; and brother and sister-in-law, Wilbert and Ruby Quindt of Scottsbluff.
Preceding Elsie in death were her parents and brother, Fred Quindt, Jr.


QUINT, Virgil John

b. 9 Oct 1923 - Victoria, Kansas

d. 20 Oct 2007 - Hays, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Submitted by Rachel E. Smith

Virgil John Quint, 84, Hays, died Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Hays Medical Center. Virgil was born October 9, 1923 in Victoria to John and Catherine (Windholtz) Quint. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1941 and then attended St. Joseph's Military Academy and College in Hays. Virgil was drafted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps May 3, 1943 and served a total of two years, eight months, and fourteen days. He joined the 243rd Signal Operation Company, a special communications unit as a cryptographic technician and teletype operator. Virgil then served overseas for 21 months in Europe and participated in three Italian campaigns -- Rome-Arno, Northern Appennines and Po Valley. After receiving an honorable discharge, Virgil attended Fort Hays State University and then began a 40 plus year career with the United States Department of Agriculture, attaining the position of Executive Director in the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Services (ASCS) department.
Virgil married Marietta HERKLOTZ on October 25, 1958, in Hays. They had four children. He was an active member of the St. Fidelis Council #1867 3rd degree and the St. Fidelis Assembly #0305 fourth degree Knights of Columbus, Victoria and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Victoria.
Virgil's love of music and wonderful tenor voice kept him busy in many singing groups. He was a charter member of the Hays High Plains Barbershop Chorus and the Fun-D-Mentals Barbershop Quartet, as well as a member of the choirs at St. Fidelis Church, Victoria and St. Joseph Church, Hays. He also sang with the German Singerbund, the Sing-A-Long group, the German Men's group, and the Gospel Singers group.
Virgil is survived by his wife of the home; two sons, Michael Quint, Nebraska, and Bernard Quint, Texas; two daughters, Anita Kjellerson and husband, David, Overland Park, Kansas, and Ruth Wheeler and husband John, Emporia; and four grandchildren, Ann Kjellerson, Daniel Kjellerson, Emma Wheeler, and Jacob Wheeler.
Other survivors include his brother, Eugene and his wife, Mary, Newton; his two sisters, Viola Kuhn, Russell and Norma Jean Fellers and husband, Jermiah, Hays; one brother-in-law, Wilfred Sander, Hays; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Silverina Brungardt, Edna Goetz, Mary Ellen Leiker, and Elaine Sander.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at St. Joseph Church, Hays, followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday and 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Brock's North Hill Chapel 2509 Vine. Memorials are suggested to St. John's of Hays in care of the funeral home.