Dorothy L. McQuinn

February 13, 1925March 13, 2013

Springfield- Dorothy L. McQuinn, 88, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday March 13, 2013 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.

She was born in Athens, IL, February 13, 1925 the daughter of John and Marie (Garmers) Rath. She was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1943. She earned the Girls Athletic Award. She married Marshall F. McQuinn, November 25, 1943 and he preceded her in death August 28, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and a sister.

Mrs. McQuinn was the co-owner with her husband of McQuinn Auto Service in Springfield. She worked for many years alongside her husband and family. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church LCMS, the Christian Women Business Club and several bowling leagues. Dorothy enjoyed camping with her husband Marshall, and her family and was a member of the Good Sam’s Camping Club. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed ceramics, and was an outstanding cook. Dorothy loved her family and was a race fan, accompanying her husband to several races.

Surviving are children; Karen (husband Kelly) Grant of Springfield, John (wife Denise) McQuinn of Lincoln, David and Dennis (wife Linda) McQuinn both of Springfield, 5 grandchildren; Jenni (husband Moose) Nika, Jay (wife Tracy) McQuinn, Lisa Rinnus (fiancée Chris McCarthy, Jill (husband Aaron) Andrews, Devin McQuinn, Cory Rawlings, and Whitney McQuinn, 7 great grandchildren; Tony, Megan and Kate Nika, Robby and Abby McQuinn, and Nolan and Isaac Andrews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd where visitation will be on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be held at Monday March 18, 2013 at 10:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Radtke officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those that wish may direct memorial contributions to Lewis Memorial Christian Village 3400 W. Washington, Springfield, IL 62711 Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2013

Dorothy L. McQuinn

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Marlene DeYoung Wiker

March 22, 2013

Karen, just happened to see this, so sorry to hear about your mom.....prayers to you and the family

Connie Van Dyke

March 21, 2013

Dear Dave and Dennis and families,
I just learned of the passing of your mom. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you were all a very close family and that her and your dad held that together. Rejoice in that they are together again and are so proud of all of you. You will be lovingly watched over till it's your turn to join them again. May peace be with you.

March 21, 2013

Dear Karen, John, David and Dennis,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very Special lady and enjoyed taking care of her when I worked for Dr. Pick. She and your Dad were so close and I know they are happy to be together. I am sorry I missed seeing you all. We have been out of town and didn't get back until Monday eve.
Enjoy your memories! They were very special people.

Loni Bastas

Sharon Johnson

March 19, 2013

To your family. I feel very blessed that I was able to attend the service for your mother. Touched my heart - there is nothing like a mothers love for her children and in return the children's love for their mother - what a beautiful service. Thinking of your family at this time.

March 18, 2013

Karen, John & family,
So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. She is happy and well now with your dad forever.....
Bev Schuerman & family

Karen Rees - Kerber

March 18, 2013

Karen and Family. So sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family. I am so sorry I will be unable to attend her service since I am on vacation. May you cherish the many memories you have of your mother.

Don Cox

March 18, 2013

Karen, Johnnie, David, & Dennis:

I just got back in town and saw that your mom had passed. I am so sorry for your loss. My family always thought so highly of yours. Now your folks and my folks can hang out together again.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Jacob

March 17, 2013

Karen & Family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May your wonderful memories give you comfort in the days ahead.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

With sincere sympathy,

Brenda Jo Jacob

Bob & Janice Estes

March 17, 2013

The McQuinn Family:

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. She was a wonderfull person, I loved when we all got together and her & I would sit an talk, she would say why do you want to sit and talk to me go an enjoy youself. I would say I am enjoying myself talking to you.

Joyce Bushnell

March 17, 2013

Sorry For Your Loss