Carl J. Quam, 87, passed away on April 11, 2016, at Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND.

Carl J. Quam, 87, passed away on April 11, 2016, at Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND.


In honor of Carl's wishes, no public funeral/memorial service will be held. A private service will be held at the discretion of his family.


Carl was born on February 8, 1929, near Hamar, ND to John and Claudia Quam. He was baptized and confirmed at Sigdal Lutheran Church. He attended school at Sheyenne No. 3 and obtained his GED in the army. Later in life, Carl attended Lake Region Community College, in Devils Lake, ND. He served over two years in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea for 16 1/2 months. Carl served on the Dayton township board for 25 years and on the board at Sigdal Lutheran Church for six years.


Carl loved living and farming on the family homestead where he grew up. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking family vacations each summer. He was also an avid coin and antique collector.


Carl is survived by his children, Claudia (Jay) Kroeze, Biglerville, PA, Dawn (Allen) Lilienthal, Minneapolis, MN, Carl J. (Lori) Quam Jr., Tolna, ND and Ruth (Tim) Webb, Bemidji, MN; seven grandchildren and one sister, Clara Drengson, Grand Forks, ND.


He is preceded in death by his parents, seven sisters and three brothers.


Condolences may be left at www.carlsenfh.com.


Carlsen Funeral Home of Ellendale has been entrusted with arrangements.