Quentin Ralph Hadwiger © Enid News and Eagle 08-18-2014 Submitted by: Glenn
Family visitation for Quentin Hadwiger will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Alva First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Rev. Ron Pingelton and Pastor Tom Walters will officiate. Interment will follow in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.
Condolences may be made online at www.whartonfuneralchapel.com.
Quentin Ralph, son of Eva (Bahm) and Ralph Hadwiger, was born on the family homestead two miles west of Ingersoll on Aug. 28, 1920, and left this life on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, lacking 11 days reaching his 94th birthday.
He graduated from Ingersoll High School with the class of 1937, then entered Northwestern State College. He attended college at Oklahoma A&M, the 1938-1939 academic year, returning to Northwestern, where he received his B.S. degree in 1942.
Quentin enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Aug. 7, 1942. After completing Officers Candidate School and Specialized Training, he was assigned to the Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific, 2nd Armored Amphibian Battalion, where he fought in the battles for Saipan and Iwo Jima.
In 1946, following his return from the war, he married Meredith Donley. They made their home on the family farm west of Ingersoll until 1957, when they moved to Alva, where he continued to reside.
Quentin taught school, coached and was a school administrator at Aline, Lambert, Capron and Alva public schools, but farming was always his primary vocation. He also was a longtime custom harvester.
He was a lifelong member of First Christian Church of Alva. A member of Alva Elks Lodge, where he served in many leadership positions, perhaps most notably, many years as the organizer of the annual area “Hoop Shoot.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Meredith; his brother, Everett; and two sisters, Ruth Weigand and Evelyn Troutt.
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