April 24, 1929 - December 2, 2017
Quincy Otto Angier was born April 24, 1929 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Parents E. Harlo Angier and Frances (Johnson) Angier. Quincy passed away suddenly on December 2, 2017 from a suspected heart attack.
He graduated from Litchfield High School, attended Northwest Nazarene College (University), in Nampa, Idaho and Northwest Evangelical Seminary in Oregon City, OR. Quincy also served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant and was in Korea during the Korean Conflict.
It was while serving in Korea that his father passed away. Because he was married, he was not allowed leave time to attend his father’s funeral. He often spoke of how difficult it was to be far from family at that time. He spent most of his adult career as a Minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring churches in the Pacific Northwest.
Quincy had a great heart for the salvation of all those he loved. He told us repeatedly that he prayed consistently for his children, his siblings and their offspring. He was intensely loyal to the Church of the Nazarene, the denomination in which he pastored many years and attended faithfully after his retirement from full time service.
He kept physically fit by walking with his mall friends, and socially connected by joining them for coffee after their walks. His great desire was that he would be an example of Christ to those friends and everyone he had contact with. He remained active in a small group Bible study, and a Saturday morning men’s breakfast group that was the delight of his week.
His only “vice” was his love of ice cream and all things sugary. He was a true “Minnesota Swede”, always room for a cookie and a meal was not really finished until dessert!
His great love of music did not fade even when his hearing loss made it difficult for him to sing on pitch. He couldn’t keep himself from making a joyful noise.
He and his wife, Lorraine, sang beautiful duets throughout the years. One of the songs they sang often was I Wonder, Have I Done my Best for Jesus? There was also the occasional family quartet with his children chiming in on additional harmonies. His musical talent was appreciated by (and inherited by) his children. Now he is singing again – with perfect pitch and in perfect harmony – with Lorraine and all those who were waiting for him to join them in heaven!
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorraine, brother Kenneth, sister Lydia, and brother Leland’s first wife, Jo Ann. He is survived by brothers Cordell (wife Jane) Angier; Leland (wife Dottie) Angier; sister, Marjorie (husband Ken) Brown; daughter, Denise (husband Ron) Casner and grandson Jared Casner; and son, Michael (wife Tammy) Angier and grandchildren Joshua Angier, Emily Oliver and Nicole Angier.
A memorial service will be planned for late January or early February.