Quin LaVern Loendorf
VALIER - Quin LaVern Loendorf, 22, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, of injuries he received in a single-vehicle rollover crash.

A celebration of his life is 2 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Valier High School gym. Pondera Funeral Home is in charge of arrange-ments.

Quin was born July 20, 1989, in Conrad, to Ron and Lisa Loendorf. His mom said when he was born he fist-bumped the doctor and said, "Glad to be here, where's the food?" and he took joy in everyone he met after that.

Quin was a 2008 graduate of Valier High School, and was preparing to begin his senior year at the University of Montana School of Journalism. He was one of only nine college students in the nation accepted into the Dow Jones News Fund Internship Program, which landed him a position as an intern on the sports copy desk of The Denver Post this past summer.

Quin never missed an opportunity to be involved. While in high school, he was a member of the VHS football, track and golf teams, all while keeping up a 3.83 GPA and serving as class president all four years of high school.

During his senior year of high school, Quin began working for "The Valierian," and continued his employment there during the summers of his first two years at UM. He was instrumental in publishing the first edition of the Pondera County Guide. He wore many hats during his time with The Valierian - reporter, ad salesman and photographer - and loved every second of it.

In college, Quin didn't slow down, double-majoring in journalism and Japanese. He was very active in the Japanese Club at UM, worked at The Kaimin - UM's newspaper - and was also developing a love for photogra-phy.

Quin spent a great deal of time with his girlfriend, Saya, and was able to visit her in Japan twice, learning more about the people and the culture than he ever could in the classroom.

Quin is survived by his mother, Lisa Loendorf of Valier; his brother, Vincent Loendorf of Great Falls; and the love of his life, Sayaka Tada of Tokyo, Ja-pan.

Quin was preceded in death by his father, Ron Loendorf.

Memorials in Quin's memory may be made to the Quin Loendorf Memorial Fund, c/o Lisa Loendorf, P.O. Box 143, Valier, MT 59486. Memorial funds will be used for a Valier High School scholarship and a University of Montana School of Journalism scholarship. A portion of the funds will be donated to Quality Life Concepts.

Condolences may be posted online at www.gftribune.com/obituaries.

Published by Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 31, 2011.
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Carley Robertson
August 25, 2020
Dear Lisa, I was so sorry to hear of Quin's accident and death. It has been many years, but I think of you and your family often. Thank you for your grace, and strength, and courage. Lord's blessings be on you.
Carley Robertson
September 21, 2011
September 8, 2011
My dear Lisa,

Quin was such an outstanding person. May good memories help fill the void. Ron and Quin now look after you from Heaven. May God grant you peace.

Jerry and Sharon Slezak
Jerry Slezak
September 4, 2011
You packed a lot of life into those 22 years. You may be gone, but never, never forgotten. We love you forever!!
Aunt JoAnn & Uncle Don Lekvold
September 2, 2011
Dear Vincent and Family,
We send our deepest sympathy as you grieve Quin's sudden passing and spend much time remembering the moments you shared with him, moments that for now will most surely be a source of sadness rather than joy. We are praying for your comfort through the Lord, Jesus Christ, that He will tenderly hold your breaking hearts, assuring you that His love is eternal and that He will provide the courage you require to face these troubling days.
Calvary Chapel of Great Falls
September 1, 2011
What a truly remarkable young man. Here's to you Quin: his enthusiasm, consideration, patience and humble appreciation towards all things can serve an example to us all!
Jason Strunk
August 31, 2011
Lisa, I used to be Hevig's Glacier Ave. neighbor. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful son so soon after the loss of your Aunt Doris. The portrait of his life reads like he was an excellent person and no doubt a loving son and brother. Please take comfort in that.
Debra Ivers
August 31, 2011
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Quin. You are in our thoughts Lisa

The Staff at Quality Life Concepts
August 31, 2011

Quin was one of the finest young men in Valier. I know how strong you are. Please accept my sympathy for your loss of a wonderful son. I will always remember Quin and his smile. May God bless.
Roger Enseleit
August 31, 2011
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