THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Evelyn "Babe" Quist, 95, of Bark River, Mi., passed away Monday April 24 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
Born Feb. 9, 1922 in Escanaba, Mi., to Delore and Mary (Motto) Cota, she was raised in Wilson and graduated from Harris High School in 1939. She married Rodger Quist on Feb. 22, 1941 at St. George Church in Bark River. They were together for 67 years and lived in the same house in Bark River that he was raised in. She continued to live in the house until moving to Pinecrest Medical Facility in 2013
They spent many summers in Iron Mountain at Rivers Bend Campground. Active in her church and community, she was a busy mother and homemaker and later worked with her husband in the family business, Tony's Green Thumb.
She was a Eucharistic Minister at church for many years and in later years, she enjoyed writing letters. She will be remembered her for her Kringles, losing count of how many she made over the years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou (Roger VanBeek) Nelson and Janis (LeRoy) L'Huillier, both of Menominee; three sons, Tony (Jon Flath) Quist, of Bark River, Delore (Cathy) Quist of Milwaukee and James (Carol) Quist of Carney; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great- great-grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews and many dear friends.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Rodger; a baby daughter, Evelyn; two sisters, Shirley Britton and Rose Konkel; a brother, Antone Cota and a son-in-law, Dale Nelson.
Visitation will be held at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River on Friday, April 28 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church at 6 p.m. EST in Bark River. Rev. Darryl Pepin will officiate, followed by a meal in the Church hall. Burial will take place in the Bark River Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Barbara Palzewicz Hope Memorial Cancer Fund or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.