James Quin, Jr.

James Quin, 87, of Lewiston passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, October 4, 2018, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

James was born in Detroit, on July 26, 1931 to James and Lily (Allen) Quin.  James was married to his wife, Dolores (Enmendorfer) Quin of 64 years, on January 17, 1953, in Detroit. Dolores preceded him in death on December 7, 2016. James retired from The Ford Motor Company in 1987. He was a long-time member of the Lewiston VFW, serving at one time as post commander. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He was an ambulance and fire department volunteer. He was an avid member of the Harmonie Meisters Barber Shop Quartet Chorus of Gaylord, and the Sonic Tonic quartet.  James attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lewiston and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

James is survived by his three children, Diane (Mark) Slagle, Deborah Quin, and James Quin; three grandchildren, Justin Nomura, Allison (Louis) Muszynski, and Brandon Quin. He is predeceased by his brothers, Gerald and Ronald.

A VFW salute and funeral service will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM at the Nelson Funeral Home with Father Nicholas Cooper officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 beginning at 1pm.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Michigan, through the Nelson Funeral Home. P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI, 49734.


  1. Ina White October 6, 2018 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. My mom resides at Aspen Ridge. I had the pleasure of talking to your father almost every day, he was a joy. He would always ask me how my mom was doing, she does not come out of her apartment very often. One day at lunch your father was sitting at the table, when he saw me, he pointed over in the opposite direction to let me know mom was in the dining room for lunch, he knew I would be surprised. Seeing your family visit, I know he was very blessed and you were as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  2. Karen Blakely October 8, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. May you find encouraging the words found in the Bible in Revelation 21:4, where God gives us his personal promise that very soon he will do away with death and sickness from the Earth forever, and then he will resurrect James to perfect life here on Earth, surrounded by family and friends, which has always been God’s purpose for mankind and for the Earth.

  3. Al Glasby October 9, 2018 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I knew Jim when I sang with the Harmonie Meister’s Chorus. He always had a smile and kind words. He is singing in Heaven today!

Leave A Comment