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.