Jacob Lewis Quam, age 16, of Vining, MN, formerly of Montrose and Delano, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Aug. 7, 2000, in Buffalo, to Angela Dawn (Eckhoff) Quam and Tommie Quam. Jacob grew up in Montrose, and attended school in Delano.
In 2013, Jacob made his home in Vining with his mother, Angela, and enjoyed fishing trips at Lake of the Woods with his father, Tommie.
Jacob attended Henning High School, where he was active in football, basketball, trapshooting, and weight lifting. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed deer, duck, and goose hunting, fishing, farming, snowmobiling, and riding dirt bike.
His great sense of humor, sharp wit, and kind heart will be greatly missed.
Jacob was an excellent student and always received academic distinction on the honor roll. He was an incredible source of pride for his family, and all who knew him considered him to be an exceptional young man.
Jacob was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Orrel Ellingson; Charlotte and Albert Eckhoff; Lewis and Dorothy Quam; and Alton and Adella Anderson.
He is survived by his mother, Angela Quam of Vining; father, Tommie Quam of Goodridge; great-grandmother, Norma Ellingson of Henning; grandparents Gary and JoAnn Eckhoff of Henning, and Curtiss and Donna Quam of Detroit Lakes; aunt and uncles Keith (Angela) Eckhoff and their children: Austin, Sydney, Natalie and Gretchen; Jill Doll and her daughter, Jocelyn; Andrew (Sara Bakken) Eckhoff; BJ Oseien, his children Ben and Macy Oseien; Tami (Darrin) Byklum and their children: Beau, Tori and Trea; Karla (Zack) Bancroft and their children: Kiersten and Nick; Kurt (Jodi) Quam and their children: Kayla (Jordan) Olson, Kaiden, Daltyn and Kash; and Donavon (Paula) Quam and their children: Parker, Oliver, Addison and Kaja; many other relatives, and a host of friends.
Services took place Monday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at Henning High School, followed by interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery in Henning.
There was visitation Sunday, April 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Henning High School, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.; and continuing Monday one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements were with Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in Henning.