Photo courtesy of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors

John M. Quam

Edmond, Oklahoma

Jul 11, 1919 – Dec 27, 2014

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We remember his proud tending of his tomatoes and his apple tree
We will miss his easy and calm demeanor
He always had enough time for all of us
He counter-balanced some of the frenetic activity that defines many of us next door
His soft and gentle voice and calming pace reminded me of my grandfather
We saw him as the king of the screened porch - with an open door policy for all of us
His jovial and congenial spirit and mid-western sensibilities defined our time...

In Memory of John Quam


He had five brothers and one sister, Pat
She had to be strong to deal with that
He graduated from Fargo High
The apple of the teacher's eye

He worked for Armour & Co. right out of school
Then joined the Army Air Corps during World War II
The military must have known he was a special fella
They put him on the Queen Mary to Australia

He learned to cook while on the Queen...

I lived down the street in Frederick on N. 11th st. From the Quams, my sister Judy was friends with Claudia. My condolences. Jim Butler

It has been over a week since mom (Johnny's only sister) and I learned of Johnny's stroke. Yesterday was his memorial service. During this time of adjusting to the realization that he will no longer be with us we have shed many tears and spent lots of time walking down memory lane both through pictures and stories. We realized we had many, many good memories of mom's brother and my uncle. We were very sad we could not be there to share them with all of you, and give you hugs of comfort.

Your dad was one of a kind... a bold and charming character! I know your memories give you strength and peace. He is with you always. Love and prayers to all.

We will miss John's bear hugs! He was a true example of warmth, kindness, and humor. Our hearts go out to the Quam family.

DelRae & Jack Chivers

It was an honor to have met and known Johnny. Great loving man. He loved his family. Prayers for the family.

Jean and Gary Read

I was blessed to have worked for Johnny for ten years--he was a wonderful person and did so much for my family and all the people that worked for him. I know you girls will miss him and will always have those wonderful memories. He was "one in a million"!

I only knew Johnny Quam for seven years - but he left impressions and ideas that I will savor for the rest of my life. He was a good man who made friends so naturally and seemed to be a magnet to those around him. Most important, he contributed greatly to his family and leaves a legacy that will remain with them each day. He lighted up the life of the daughter I know best and I will always remember the glow and happiness I saw in her each time she talked with him - even on the telephone....


John's Obituaries

John Martin Quam, 95, died Dec. 27, 2014, surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, following a short illness.Mr. Quam was born July 11, 1919, the second of seven children, to Walter Quam and Bess Quam, nee Anderson, in Fargo, ND, and graduated from Fargo High School before going...

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