Quinton Parks Unruh
March 23, 1978 - November 23, 2020
Quinton Parks Unruh, age 42, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, in Topeka, Kansas at Stormont Vail Hospital. Quint was unexpectedly taken from us due to complications from a very short battle with metastasized colorectal cancer.
Quint was born on March 23, 1978, to Scott Unruh and Terry (Sheern) Singer in Dodge City, Kansas. He grew up in Garnett, Kansas, and also spent a few years of his youth living in Page, Arizona. He attended Emporia State University (ESU) where he earned a Master of Science, Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Quint met his wife, Jenni (Weller) Unruh, at ESU in 1999. They were married on October 6, 2006, and have two beautiful children Osiris (age 12), and Arianna (age 9). Quint’s kids meant the world to him. He loved them fiercely! He was passionately involved with all of their activities from sports to academics and was their biggest advocate.
Quint was also passionate about giving back to others and spent most of his career working in the non-profit sector including Boys and Girls Club, Shawnee County Parks and Rec, Boy Scouts, and Midland Care. He spent the last five years of his career working in Emergency Management, first with Shawnee County Health Department and most recently as a Preparedness Exercise Officer for the State of Kansas Emergency Management.
Quint was a big guy with a big personality! His laugh was contagious, and you always knew when he entered the room because his energy immediately filled the space. He was connected with nature and loved animals! He had several pets including dogs, cats, chickens, and even bees as Quint was a novice beekeeper. He was always up for thought-provoking debate/conversation and loved to hang out with close friends drinking great beer and listening to good tunes.
Quint is survived by his parents, wife, children, his brother Wells and wife Erin, nephew Bodhi, and niece Maya. Quint will also be missed by his stepfamily, cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family as well.
Due to current restrictions from the pandemic, the family will be holding a celebration memorial later in spring, close to Quint’s birthday, when all can attend. Further information will be shared at a later date.
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