Quentin C. Green

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Quentin Chase Green, age 27, of Vanderbilt, MI, left us in the physical world on March 8, 2023.

Quentin was born in Petoskey, Michigan, on June 30, 1995, to Jeff and Amanda (Kerry) Green.

He spent many of his years in Northern Michigan enjoying everything he loved with his aunts and uncles, siblings, and cousins. His life growing up was split between Wolverine and Vanderbilt. He was a student at Wolverine Schools and an avid sportsman. He was a catcher during his many years of baseball and was so gifted. Part of Quentin’s heart also belonged to the mountains of North Dakota where he spent some years working before returning home and spending the last of his time close to family and many of his dear friends.

When you think of Quentin many of the memories will involve the outdoors. He loved snowmobiling, fishing, camping, two-tracking, motorcycles, and pick-up trucks, and when Q was growing up, he lived and breathed hunting. Quentin was talented in many areas of his life, but his talents shined in mechanics and always doing his own work to get different vehicles running. He was also a great builder. He worked on many projects and took pride in his work. He always had animals and for many years loved his bearded dragon.

In his most recent years, Quentin was a new father. Saxtin Thomas Green was born on August 29, 2022, to Q and his beloved partner, Aliyah Suiter.

He was so proud of his son and his love for him was felt by all.

Quentin is survived by his special son, Saxtin, and Saxtin’s mother, Aliyah; his father, Jeffrey (Joy) Green; mother, Mandi; grandmothers, Sandy Green, Susan Goodenough, and Kay Colbeck; grandfather, Mark (Elaine Beck) Kerry; brothers, Cole and Levi Green and Ryse Brink; sister, Raina Brink; uncles, Chris (Jennifer) and Scott Green and Wally Szunko; aunts, Nicole Shelters, Rochelle Kerry, Jackie Colbeck, and Jennifer Szunko; step-siblings, Ross Spreeman, Alyson Spreeman, and Melissa Whitman.

He had many loving cousins he spent many of his years with; Samantha, Larissa, Hilarie, Jack, Justus, Eddy, Kurtis, Andrew, AJ, Madison, Aleksa, Cole, and Jenna.

Q was preceded in death by his uncle, Kurtis R. Green; stepfather, Robert H. Brink; and grandfather, Thomas C. Green.

Quentin had many additional family members spread across the country who were near and dear to his heart. Quentin was loved by so many of his dear friends and we thank you all for being there for him.

Please join us for his memorial services on Saturday, March 18, at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord, Michigan from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with a time for sharing at 4:00 p.m. Following the service will be a celebration of life at Big Buck Brewery in Gaylord.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his son, Saxtin Thomas Green, to be used for future schooling.

“We love you Quentin and will never forget your loving smile, your sense of humor, and your dedication to family.”

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

9 comments on “Quentin C. Green”

  1. Christopher Green

    Q….. tinny….. qookie monster…. Tin Tin , Quintinie….. no matter what nick name you choose to call Quintin Chase , you knew that if he loved you, he loved you and would never say goodbye without a hug and “I love you”.
    All who spent time with Quintin couldn’t help but feel his big smile, carefree spirit, and genuine light-hearted way.
    Even as a little boy, Quintin was never afraid of work, as long as a .22 rifle or fishing pole went in the truck, and a trip to the red wing for pop and candy. Quintin would cut wood all day with me. As an adult, Quintin was only a phone call away if you needed him and never asked for a thing, well…. He did always know when dinner was almost done and Jenny would automatically put an extra plate on the table.
    Quintin loved the woods and water…. Never saw anyone who hunted fast, or fished fast …. like a wide-open RM 250 in 5th gear on a one-track.
    Uncle Chris and Aunt Jenny are going to miss you terribly. Save a cot for us, keep the stove warm and save a pastie for us…… see you at the big deer camp. Love you, Chris and Jenny

  2. Quentin, Aunt Kathy Kirby loves you. May you rest in peace. Although I cant be there I will be thinking of you.

  3. Susan Goodenough

    Oh, my precious baby boy. My heart is so broken. My eyes won’t quit leaking. I keep waiting for you to bust through the door with the enormous energy you had. We all will make sure your boy remembers you. You’re with our Lord now, 2 fishermen. God hold him tight. Love and miss you sweet boy. Nanny

  4. Q, I’m still in shock with this all. I hope you’re up there mudding in a lifted truck or fishing, maybe cutting some wood for the stove and probably getting ready to go out and work on a truck or something. Know your little man will be so loved and we will all make sure you’re still a huge part of his life. Love you bud until we see each other again!!

  5. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Quentin’s family , anyone that knows the relationship we had knows we butted heads and battled for years .. this young man got under my skin and slowly worked his way into my heart . He had so much potential and a true passion for life , I was excited to watch him flourish as a father from afar 🙁 Gone too soon , rest easy Q and watch over your loved ones ! Especially your baby boy

  6. All that’s left to say now is “Thanks”
    Thank you Q for the friendship, the memories, and the best years of our life’s; that we all spent together.
    The last time I seen you, I was at the memorial tree where I buried my best friend three years prior. I talk to you and Dom about how I was planning on going fishing that day… you went out of your way to drive all the way back to your house to bring me a fishing lure… yes a fishing Luer. This wasn’t just any fishing Luer though. It was a fake goldfish that you swore up-and-down that I needed to bring it to the Cornwall flooding in Vanderbilt. You had a personality and a soul that was unlike anybody else. You will be missed.
    And from time to time when I’m fishing the Cornwall flooding I will remember you that way fishing right next to me ❤️

  7. Q, You’re my saving grace. You already know everything I could say and can’t even imagine how hard it is to see this.
    Though it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, we talked here and there. Checking up on each other as often as we could.
    I know you were so excited as a new dad to your baby boy.

    Oh, how imma miss your smile and heart. If it wasn’t for you, I’d probably never be here with my family. I’d never would have made it home, never the less, away from my situation. You were the ONLY reason I was safe and able to live life again. You were an angel in disguise. And I can’t thank you enough for being the person who you were.

    My heart goes out to your family at this time. But I hope they know they raised the most heart-filled, brightest smile, the strongest young man they could possibly have ever raised.
    As we all mess up and had a past, you truly were the kindest and most giving person I know.
    Always there for anyone, no matter the time or day.

    I love you Q💕

    My condolences to the family 💐💐

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