Robert E. Quick
Robert E. Quick, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 2, 2013. He was born in Denver on April 27, 1921 to Robert E. and Myrtle R. (Stutt) Quick. Bob attended public schools in Denver and graduated from South High in 1938. He earned a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Denver in 1942.
During World War II his service included enlistment in V7 program in Navy on January 2, 1942. He received commission assigned to Amphibious Forces Pacific, and was attached to United States Marine Corps at Camp Elliot Marine Base in San Diego. He made seven amphibious landings in Attu, Kiska, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Tinian. He landed at Yokuska, Japan for initial surrender. His service ended in 1946 following the occupation of Yokuska.
Following the war, he married Garnet Swearns in 1948. Bob worked for Pratt and Lambert for four years in Kansas City, Missouri. He returned to Denver to form a 28 year-long business partnership with his father, Robert E. Quick. He served as President of the Robert E. Quick Company, as a manufacturer’s representative. Bob built, leased, and managed numerous commercial properties in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Iowa. He was the co-owner of Diamond Products Co. of Marshalltown, Iowa. His first marriage ended in divorce in 1970.
He realized his lifelong fantasy to be a cowboy when he purchased the Sheephorn Ranch, a cattle ranch in Grand and Eagle County near Kremmling, Colorado, in 1971, and operated the ranch until 1984. Bob married Phyllis Lundberg-Goebel in 1972. He retired to Estes Park in 1984.
Bob’s interests included hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, bridge, and reading.
He was affiliated with many Organizations: Columbine Country Club, Cherry Hills Country Club, Estes Park Rotary Club, Estes Park Land Trust, Estes Park Medical Center Foundation, Estes Park Medical Center Board of Directors, Community Church of the Rockies, and the Palm Desert Presbyterian Church.
Survived by beloved wife, Phyllis; daughter, Holly, son, Rob, stepchildren Nancy Wisehart, Bruce Goebel (Barbara), David Goebel (Lori), and Julie Goebel; grandchildren Jennifer Fetzer (Billy), Eric Wisehart, Craig Wisehart, Lisa Thomas (Weston), Daniel Goebel, Emily Goebel; great grandchildren Tanner, Faith, and Karsyn Fetzer, Lainee and Jacey Bernhardt, and Hudson Thomas and a special nephew, Rodney “Ruff” Erosky.
He was preceded in death by granddaughter Nicole Bernhardt.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel with a reception to follow in the Allnutt Reception Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors in care of Allnutt Funeral Services, 702 13th Street, Greeley, CO 80631. Friends may view the online obituary and send condolences at www.allnutt.com.