Beth Blomgren Quist, 95, passed away September 15, 2017 at Wesley Glen Retirement Community, in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Gowrie, IA on March 21, 1922. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Herman and Minnie Swanson Blomgren and sister Faith Blomgren Storey. Beth is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Robert J. Quist; sons, John (Marilyn) Quist, David (Donna) Quist all of Dublin, OH; grandchildren, Erin (Phil) Vestal of Manhattan, IL, Garret Quist, of Ithaca, NY, Dr. Brian (Marta) Quist of Salem, NH, Michael Quist of Dublin, OH; five great-grandchildren, Timothy and Elliot Vestal, Sofia, Lilia and Anna Quist; nieces and nephews, Judy (Eldon) Bohrofen, of Fort Meyers, FL, Jane (Jim) Palmer of Oak Ridge, TN, Jim (Diane) Buchanan, Bill (Kathryn) Buchanan all of Davis, CA; several great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Mrs. Quist graduated from Iowa State University in Home Economics in 1944. She was a member of Mortar Board and Phi Upsilon Omicron. She taught high school home economics in Rockwell City and Fort Dodge, IA after graduation. She also taught courses in textiles at the University of Minnesota from 1952 – 1954, and several adult classes in tailoring and sewing. Mrs. Quist was an active member of All Saints Lutheran Church since 1977 and served on numerous committees over the years. She was also a dedicated member of several community organizations: PEO – Chapter CU, Chapters of AHEA (American Home Economics Association) in Minneapolis, MN, Houston, TX and Columbus, OH. She held offices and served on many committees in these organizations.
Mr. and Mrs. Quist enjoyed sharing their summer home on Round Lake in Nisswa, MN for years with family and many friends. Through the years, they saw many parts of the world together on various trips.
A memorial service in celebration of Beth’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085. A luncheon at the church will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 N. High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family.