Sheila Mary Quimby
February 3, 1947 - October 31, 2019

Sheila Mary Quimby

Sheila Mary Quimby
Feb 3, 1947 - Oct 31, 2019

Sheila Mary Quimby
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Sheila Mary Quimby, 72, died suddenly Thursday October 31, 2019 from a stroke. She was born February 3, 1947 in Rochester, MN to Lynn and Dolly (Eleanor Ewald) Fischer. Sheila graduated from John Marshall High School. She married David Quimby on May 24, 1968.

She held many careers in her lifetime including working at the Mayo Clinic as a surgical technician. She left the clinic to be a stay at home and daycare mom, then went back to the Mayo Clinic in the Accounts Receivable department, and finished her working career as a beloved "lunch lady" for Kellogg Middle School.

Sheila was a dedicated mother and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was hilarious and would do almost anything to make people laugh. She always put others first and found joy in being support to anyone who needed it. She was referred to by many as their "second mom". She was quite crafty and enjoyed wood-working and sewing. She also loved fishing. She had a big heart and was a wonderful soul. She will be greatly missed.

Sheila is survived by her children, Ken (Chris) Quimby of Savage, Kelly (Todd) Dee of Rochester, Joanna Meyer, Dawn Rasmussen, Danny Quimby, and Don Quimby of Bryon; grandchildren, Dawson, Connor, Allison, Hunter, Rob, Todd, Jennifer, Sonja, Shane, Amanda, Amber, Alicia, Heather, Michelle, Nick, Katrina and Crystal; great-grandchildren Mary Jo, Drew, Jocelyn, Shaylie, Kianna, Owen, Ashlyn, Nathan, Allie, Abbie, Isak, Kyla, Tucker, Jaden, Logan, Hazel, Rayah, Landon, Blake, Jaxson, Jaymeson, Brody, and Bailey; great-great grandchild Nevaeh; siblings, John (Joanna) Fischer, Charles (Marlene) Fischer, Sharon Fischer, Sandy Fischer, Richard (Jeannie) Fischer, and Sparky (Ralph) Fischer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Quimby; her parents, Lynn and Dolly; and brothers Joe Fischer, Jack (Walter) Fischer, and Tom Fischer.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Byron United Methodist Church. Entombment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Quimby and Fischer family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit

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Colleen Thomann on Nov 10, 2019

A Special Poem for Comfort and Condolences. I didn't know you well but I do know how much you were Loved and Your Memory will Always be an Inspiration to Others. Colleen Thomann
“Beannacht / Blessing

On the day when
the weight deadens
on your shoulders
and you stumble,
may the clay dance
to balance you.
And when your eyes
freeze behind
the grey window
and the ghost of loss
gets in to you,
may a flock of colours,
indigo, red, green,
and azure blue
come to awaken in you
a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
in the currach of thought
and a stain of ocean
blackens beneath you,
may there come across the waters
a path of yellow moonlight
to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life.”

― John O'Donohue,

Elizabeth Harlan on Nov 5, 2019

The best coworker ever--she was the funniest and the kindest. She will be missed. Prayers and love to her family. Beth Harlan

Debra Bigelow on Nov 5, 2019

I will miss Sheila dearly as I would remember her often when I needed a smile on my face. Sheila loved to laugh and sometimes we would be crying as we laughed so much ❤️. My condolences to the families.

tom truax on Nov 5, 2019

Many happy childhood memories of time with the whole Fisher family. Condolences to family and friends.

Barb Arens on Nov 5, 2019

So sorry to hear about Sheila's passing. We had so wonderful times when we were working at Barlows. She was a great lady. Barb and Rich Arens

Jasmine Klampe on Nov 5, 2019

I am truly sorry about Sheila's passing. I looked so forward to the days that I would see her at work. She was so warm and funny and down-to-earth. My love to you all.

Annetta Bauer on Nov 4, 2019

Sharon,Sandy and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Shelia was one of a kind and her bubbly personality was awesome. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

Jane Schmidt on Nov 4, 2019

Sending heartfelt sympathy to your family. Take Care

Johanna on Nov 3, 2019

CandleI had the great honor of working alongside this wonderful lady. We all had so much fun together despite the difficult and fast paced job lunch ladies have. Sheila's "Hi Jo!" would always make me smile and know the day was about to be so much more enjoyable. Her love and support also helped me through some very difficult times in my life and I will be forever grateful for our friendship.

I am truly sorry for your tremendous loss.



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