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Robert D. Quam, 69, rural Wyndmere, ND, passed away, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. The Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Wyndmere, ND, with Rev. Troy Simonson officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM Prayer Service at the church and one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Wyndmere. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Carmel of Mary Monastery, 17765 78th St. SE, Wahpeton, ND 58075.
Robert D. Quam, son of Stanley and Fern (Syverson) Quam, was born May 13, 1948 in Breckenridge, MN. He grew up near Wyndmere and attended Wyndmere District #4 country school until the 6th grade. He graduated from Wyndmere High School in 1966 and received the ND Star State Farmer in his senior year.
He was united in marriage to Doris Haberman on December 5, 1970 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Mooreton, ND. The couple made their home on a farm near Wyndmere, where they raised their four children.
He was a member of the St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Wyndmere, where he served on the Church Council. Bob was a member of the Freeman Township board for over 30 years. He served on the ND Cattle Feeders Board and is a member of the North Dakota Stockman’s Association. He helped with the initial planning for the Wyndmere Community Center. He was on the committee to setup the Wyndmere Fire District.
Bob devoted his whole life to his wife and family. He absolutely loved farming and cattle. His 13 grandchildren were so precious to him and he made a special connection to each of them.
Bob is survived by his wife, Doris; his son, Jason (Melissa) Quam, Wyndmere, and three daughters: Jennifer (Ryan) Yost, Brooklyn Park, MN, Debra (Tory) Fowler, Wyndmere, & Trisha (Ryan) Motl, St. Louis, MO. His 13 grandchildren: James, Carl, Hannah, Brian, Ashley, Dylan, Loretta, Hunter, Madison, Taylor, Cole, Blake, & Teresa; his mother, Fern Foyt, Fargo; two brothers & 4 sisters, Rick (Char) Quam, Moorhead, MN, Randy (Pam) Quam, McLeod, Sandy (Mike) Marion, Hettinger, ND, Nancy (Frank) Hegseth, Wahpeton, Susan (Gene) Gast, Moorhead, MN, Karen (Daryl) Funk, Coon Rapids, MN; and many nieces and nephews. And his wife’s family: Yvonne (Tony) Schmit, Wyndmere, Karen (Mark) Hoffert, Albuquerque, NM, Paul (Barb) Haberman, Detroit Lakes, MN, Roger (Mary) Haberman, Fargo, Doug (Mary Ellen) Haberman, Edina, MN, and Dean Haberman.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Stanley Quam, his twin brother, Ronald, sister, Mary and step dad, Alfred Foyt.