Friday, October 18, 2019

Gavin Nicholas Quimby, 5, Winona

 Gavin Nicholas Quimby, 5, of Winona, died

peacefully at home with his parents by his side on

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 due to complications from

a transplant for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

(MLD).

Gavin was born Feb. 22, 2010 at Winona

Health to Nicholas and Shanna (Lueck) Quimby.

He enjoyed laughing with his sister, driving

his cop car, swimming, spending time with his

daycare girls, playing at the park, riding the Gator with his grandma

and grandpa, surfing Netflix, playing his running game on the Ipad

and traveling to Disney World. Gavin loved Despicable Me and

Super Man, but he loved his mom the most.

Gavin was a fighter and smiled through his entire journey with

MLD. He has inspired, uplifted and touched thousands of lives in

the area.

He is survived by his parents, Shanna and Nick Quimby of

Winona; older sister, Ali Quimby (8); lovable dog, Rocco; paternal

grandparents, Roger and Judy Quimby of West Concord; maternal grandparents, Jim and Julie Lueck of Redwood Falls; surrogategrandparents, John and Jullie Levinski of Winona; aunts and uncles, Stacy (Bill) Wood of Kasson, Melissa (Corey) Lukes of Millville, Lorna (Joe) Plaetz of Lucan, Quinn Lueck of Redwood Falls, and Ian Lueck of Redwood Falls; many cousins; great grandparents Don and Helen Lueck of Redwood Falls; June Rindelaub of Marshall; and Maxine Quimby of Kenyon. Gavin was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Duane and Marcella Buck of West Concord, Rolland Quimby of West Concord and George Rindelaub of Marshall. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Senator Jeremy Miller, friends, family and to the entire Winona community for the ongoing support. Memorials are preferred for MLD research and can be directed to Gavin Flying For A Cure at Merchants Bank, 102 East Third Street, Winona, MN 55987. Visitation will was held Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center. To best honor Gavin’s life, jeans and Super Gav shirts were encouraged to be worn. Funeral service was on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Central Lutheran Church. Pastor Michelle Rem officiated. Gavin was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona. Please share a memory of Gavin with his family, view his video tribute and read his complete life story at www.hofffuneral.com

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
507-583-4431
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
507-634-7503
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
507-634-2661
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

 

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