Quinn Ohlsen

Jan. 31, 1994-Dec. 9, 2013

Quinn Lavern Ohlsen, the son of Dr. Mark and Ruthann (Hill) Ohlsen, passed into eternity on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at home in Faribault in the loving presence of his family.

A Celebration of Quinn’s life will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Joy Otten, pastor of Rejoice! Lutheran Renewal Church, Dundas, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault from 4-7 p.m. today and also on Friday for one half hour prior to the service.

Quinn was born in Northfield, Minnesota. He came to us as a medical puzzle and he departed a teacher. He taught all of us how to love, forgive and start over. He had an amazing capacity to light up a room with his joy and his smile. Nothing was easy for him but he never stopped trying. His dream was to work, he loved to work, he wanted to learn and he loved to help. He grew into a Godly young man that humbly and kindly cared for all people. He cherished his day to day activities and routines that make for an ordinary life. He loved nature, farms, cows, mighty machines, music, art, people, the library and attention. He taught us how to see the extraordinary gifts that each day offered. Now we celebrate his release and new birth into the kingdom of heaven. He grew into a prayer warrior who was wise and prophetic.

Quinn cherished his sister, Jillian (Regan) Olson and his brother-in-law, Jared L. Olson, his most special staff, Annette Armstrong and Bernie Marx who cared deeply for all of us. We also wish to thank the Faribault School District for their on-going commitment to education. We thank Rice County for support services. We thank Dr. Carl Hansen, Neuro-Psychiatric, for his expertise in the understanding of the brain. We thank Gillette Children’s Specialty Hospital and Clinics and Faribault Area Hospice for their tender care. We thank Buckham Memorial Library for the books, videos and conversations he had. We thank our families and the communities of Faribault and Northfield for their unwavering support. The complicated medical diseases that took over Quinn’s body did not compromise the beauty of his life, which we now celebrate as his spirit and smile are free.

Memorials may be directed to Friends of Buckham Library.