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Carol Rae Quick

d. April 8, 2024

Little Canada, Minnesota

Carol Rae Quick

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Carol Rae Quick was born on September 7, 1957 to Richard C. (Dick) and Audry (nee Walter) Delano in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She graduated from Mounds View High School in 1976.  After attending the University of Minnesota, Duluth and Winona State University, Carol moved on to Macalester College in St. Paul where she graduated in 1981 with a degree in Communications.

Growing up, Carol worked in her family’s printing business and at 17 she searched for a second job.  However, jobs were scarce for inexperienced teenagers in the 1970s so Carol created her own, leveraging her love of dogs to start a dog obedience school.  Her love of travel would likewise turn entrepreneurial.  By the time she graduated from college, Carol had traveled extensively including adventures in the Soviet Union, China and Kenya.  After college, she and Audry operated their own travel agency, International Tours in St. Paul.  Throughout her life, Carol would always be ready to set forth on another trip, attending a language camp in Costa Rica, bicycling through the Black Hills, visiting her step father’s relatives in Sweden and taking many late winter excursions to sunny beaches.

Carol was an ice skater, roller skater, cross-country and Alpine skier.  She enjoyed these activities and especially the friends who came with them.

On October 8, 1994 Carol married Rodney Quick in Lake Elmo, MN and they were blessed with a son, William in November, 1995.  Carol turned her full attention to raising William, becoming an expert in gluten-free cooking upon discovery of her son’s severe wheat allergy.  She was a devoted and loving mother.

In 2014 as Carol and Rod were preparing to see their son go off to college, Carol began to experience disturbing memory difficulties that led to a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.  Carol confronted her  illness with courage and equanimity.  FTD is an especially cruel disease that slowly robbed her friends and loved ones of Carol’s sweet, fun loving personality and all that it brought to their lives.  To her last day, even after the dementia had taken so much from her, Carol never lost the instinct to grasp the hands of those who loved her.  Carol’s long battle ended in the early morning hours of April 8, 2024.  She is free now and whole once again.  

Carol is survived by her husband, Rod, son, Bill, daughter in law, Amanda, mother, Audry Nordwall, sister in law, Betty Delano and step-mother, Sandy Delano. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard C. Delano, brother, Richard L. Delano and step-father, Thor Nordwall.

A celebration of Carol’s life will he held Friday, April 26,2024 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (2561 Victoria St. N. Roseville, MN), visitation beginning at 10:00AM and a service at 11:00AM.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations should be directed to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.classy.org/give/381228).

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Visitation

Friday, April 26, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2561 Victoria St N, Roseville, MN 55113

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 26, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

2561 Victoria St N, Roseville, MN 55113

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