Carmen R. Quigley

May 12, 2021
Quigley, Carmen


10:00 am on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel     


3:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service     


Garden of Memories Cemetery     


May be directed to the family     


Carmen R. Quigley, 77, of Waterloo, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from lung cancer. 

Carmen was born on November 14, 1943 in Oelwein, daughter of Harry and Irene (Franck) Wilson

She attended high school in Oelwein. 

Carmen married Lyle Schumann in 1971; they later divorced. She married Patrick Quigley on July 24, 1994 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on April 5, 2010. 

Over the years, she had been the owner and operator of Jerome’s Bakery, tended bar at the Jet Tavern and Moose Lodge, worked at Hinson’s Manufacturing, and retired in 1999 from Aramark. 

Carmen was known for her feisty personality and for speaking her mind. Everyone loved Carmen because of her great humor, courage, care for others, and loveable, sassy personality. She was the anchor of her family and loved everyone unconditionally. If you were lucky enough to be part of her life, she considered you family. She had a zest for life and loved her family deeply. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting, camping, card games, bowling and visiting parks to watch wildlife. Carmen was a fantastic cook. 

Survived by four sons, Steve (Kris) Wilson of Waterloo, Moe (Krystal) Johnson of Charles City, Shawn (Ellen) Wilson of Madison, AL, and Dwain (Geannie) Schumann of Humboldt; daughter, Lisa (Tony) Smith of Waterloo; sixteen grandchildren, Kayla, David, Garald, Brandy, Jesse, Jared J., Jared W., Alex, Brette, Blake, Brittany, Malea, Anissa, Stephen, Amber and Calob; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jim (Bonnie) Wilson of Waterloo, Mark (Michelle) Wilson of Evansdale, Bruce (Nadine) Wilson of Denver and Randy (Julie) Wilson of Owattonna, MN; two sisters, Faye (Matt) Dostart of Waterloo and JoEllen (Denny) Ungs of Fredericksburg; and step-children, Rick (Connie) Quigley of Marysville, CA and Shelly (Ron) Cornwell of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pat; grandson, Josh Hovenga; brothers, Wayne, Jerry and Ronald Wilson (in infancy); sisters, Virginia Wilson, Susan Bebee, Barbara Gilson, and Sharon Wilson (in infancy). 

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  1. Barb Thompson | May 17, 2021
    My condolences to Carmens family... she and i worked together at Aramark and met at bingo a few times. She was a lovely person and a good friend.
  2. Shawn Wilson | May 14, 2021
    We would like to thanks to everyone for their thoughts.  They mean the world to us.  Please share your favorite stories of Mom with us either here or with us as we celebrate her life.  Everyone seems to have a great story about mom.  Thanks, Shawn, Steve, Lisa, Dwain, and Moe.

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