June ‘Dorine’ Quarless

IRON RIVER, MI. – June “Dorine” Quarless, age 91 , of Iron River, MI, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at her home.

She was born June 1, 1923 in Ishpeming, MI, the daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Varney) Pidgeon. She attended the Iron River Schools and graduated.

Dorine married Carl Quarless, and the couple made their home in Iron River. Carl preceded her in death on January 21, 1985.

Dorine was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. She was an avid Detroit Lions and Tigers fan, and enjoyed playing piano, guitar, and accordion, singing country music and yodeling, making pasties, and ginger bread houses every Christmas for her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed sharing memories with her grandchildren. There were five generations of twins in her immediate family.

Dorine is survived by her sons, Terry Quarless of California, Jan (Linda) Quarless of Dollar Bay, MI, and Jay (Wendy) Quarless of Florida; daughters, Sharen Quarless of Wisconsin, and Karen (Terry) Quayle of Ishpeming, MI; brother, Conrad (Billie) Pidgeon of Flint, MI; sister, Lorraine (Steve) Kuzevich of Merrillville, IN; special nephew, Don Kuzevich; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Harold, Wesley, Norman, Raymond, and Norbert Pidgeon, and two sisters, Shirley Sitar, and Joan Seymour.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Little Flower Room at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase, Pastor, to offer the Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of June “Dorine” Quarless online at jacobsfuneralhomeir.com

Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.