Curtiss Quam, 74, of Goodridge, MN passed away peacefully Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home with his beloved wife, Donna, by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Ekelund Lutheran Church in rural Goodridge, MN.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Ekelund Lutheran Church in rural Goodridge, MN.

Interment will be at Rosendahl Cemetery, rural Goodridge, MN.

Curtiss was born March 5, 1948 to Lewis and Dorothy (Bratland) Quam in Thief River Falls, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Curtiss attended school in Goodridge, MN, graduating in 1966. He worked in Albert Lee and Minneapolis before returning to Goodridge in 1968. On February 14, 1968, Curtiss married Donna Anderson in St. Paul , MN. From this union, they were blessed with five children: Tami, Tommie, Kurt, Karla and Donavon. He joined Pipe Fitters Union Local 126 based in Detroit Lakes, MN where he began his welding career. In 2001 they moved to Detroit Lakes where he was elected business manager for Local 126 until 2006 when he retired.

In 2008, he and Donna purchased “Big Daddy’s Quick Stop” in Detroit Lakes, MN, where he was a maintenance manager and enjoyed tinkering with the car wash. He also liked to drive around town each morning, watching gas prices to gauge his competition. They sold the gas station in 2016 and continued to live in Detroit Lakes until 2019, when they moved back to their farm in Goodridge.

Curtiss was known for his sense of humor, tricks, and creative Snapchats. He loved mowing the lawn and tinkering around the shop, including welding small projects for Donna, fixing the trailer and playing on his Hydro-Mac. Curtiss also liked to stop by local casinos and often won the jackpot. Karaoke was one of his favorites while driving the car, but it was an annoyance to those who rode with him. Curtiss loved his family more than anything. He taught his children to work hard, be honest, and care for others. He had a big heart for those who needed help. Curtiss loved dogs and always had a dog at home.

Curtiss is survived by his wife, Donna, Goodridge, MN, children: Tami (Darrin) Byklum, Fisher, MN, Tommie (Debbie) Quam, Prescott, AZ, Kurt (Jodi) Quam, Thief River Falls, MN, Karla ( Zach) Bancroft, Orlando, FL, and Donavon (Paula), Detroit Lakes, MN; grandchildren: Beau, Tori and Trea Byklum, Kayla (Jordan) Olson, Kaiden, Daltyn and Kash Quam, Kiersten and Nick Schlim, Parker, Oliver, Addison and Kaja Quam; Great-grandchildren: Whitley and Ruby Olson; Sister: Janyce (Marvin) Bakken and brother-in-law: Dalton (Peg) Anderson; several cousins, nieces and nephews and beloved dog-Hannah.

Those predeceased him are his parents, his twin sister: Donna Quam, his brother: Gaylen Quam, his grandson: Jacob Quam, his sister and brother-in-law: Larry and Mayvonne Vigen, and his mother and her stepfather: Alton and Adela Anderson.

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