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Albia, IA 52531
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“I'm sorry to hear about Aaron passing we've sat a talked about heaven after my mom past we shared thoughts. With a smile he said if I go I cant wait...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: William James - Newton, IA

“Mr. Quinn, I never knew Aaron well, but I know that you loved him deeply. I was sorry to hear of your loss and hope you know that you have many...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: John Hogeland - San Fracisco, CA

“Although a distant cousin, I was sorry to read of your loss. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Graham - Columbus, OH

“Quinn and Kay,So sorry to hear about Aaron. He will be missed.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tracey Matt - Albia, IA

“So sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Aaron during his growing up years. Our thoughts are with you. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Tom and Linda Preston - Albia, IA

“Aaron took time, not only to clean up, he also took time to visit with us in the halls. He stayed upbeat even when we were messy and talked about...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: karen kearney - albia, IA

“My condolences to Aaron's friends and family. I have many memories of the early years and the cousins playing together in Iowa. Aaron was very...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Helen Quinn - winnipeg - Family

“Aaron was a good friend. We know him when he lived in newton. He was a caring thoughtful friend. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you ”
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff and Angie White - Friend

“Mr. Quinn and Family,My thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Andrea Hogeland ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Andrea Hogeland - Lovilia, IA

“Please accept my condolences during this difficult time. I have fond memories of Aaron and Mr. Quinn was always a strong and friendly role model,...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Suzanne Brock - Norwalk, CT

“Very sad to hear of the accident. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Gene & Kathleen Smith - OH

“I knew Aaron as a young boy. I spent many Christmas and summer vacations with Aaron & Stephanie at our grandparent's home in Ottumwa, Iowa. I will...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer Quinn - Winnipeg, Canada

“Graham and family, So sorry for your loss of Aaron and his wife. Diane and Phil Whitson ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Diane Whitson - Albia, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss Mr.Quinn and Mrs. Celania. I never got to meet your kids but think of both of you so very often with many fond memories of...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Wyman - Fahrenkrog - IA

“We were acquainted with Aaron & Angela through church. So sorry for your loss. Uplifting special prayers for Aaron, Angela, & their family. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Gerald & Vicki West - Colona, IL

“Graham and family, my Mom just texted me about this tragic loss. I am so sorry to hear about this accident. I'll always treasure memories of...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Greg Brock - Indianapolis, IN

“I am so sorry to hear of Aaron and his wife's passing. Gone too soon. Mr. And Mrs. Quinn and family, please know you are all in our thoughts and...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Peggy (Peterson) Christensen - WI

“My sympathy is sent to Aaron's family. He was indeed always friendly and willing to help others. So sad his life had to end in this way! ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Kate Brock - Albia, IA - Friend

“So sad. Way to young. Prayers to Mr.Quinn and family. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Sherri Kellar (Tibbals) - Albia, IA

“So sad to hear of a classmate passing so young. Thoughts and prayers to Mr Quinn, one of my favorite teachers, and Aaron's entire family. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Tabatha Hood - DM, IA - Classmate

“I so sorry for you loss... ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: MICKEY Onyett - Leon, IA


Aaron Gray Quinn, age 47, of Albia, passed away May 9, 2016, due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

Aaron was born on June 3rd, 1968, to Graham and Elizabeth (Blachly) Quinn in Fort Hood, Texas. He graduated from the Albia Community High School with the class of 1987. In 2005 he was united in marriage to Angela LeMasters in East Moline, Illinois.

Aaron worked as a cook at Golden Corral in Newton before taking a job as a custodian at the Albia Community High School where he worked for fifteen years. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, woodworking, and cooking. He never knew a stranger and loved to visit with everyone.

Aaron is survived by his father, Graham (Kay) Quinn of Green Valley, Arizona; his mother, Elizabeth Harris of Denver, Colorado; a sister, Stephanie (Dan) Waters of West Des Moines and a step sister, Elizabeth (Matt) Celania-Fagen of Parker, Colorado.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Linda Hoskins officiating, and refreshments and socializing will follow.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Welcome Home Soldier Memorial.