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September 27, 1939 - March 5, 2021
Charles Quenzer, Jr, 81, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at his home in Ponderay, Idaho. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint with Pastor Jess Whetsel of the Kootenai Community Church officiating. A potluck celebration will be held at the Ponderay Event Center from 1–3 pm.
Charles was born on September 27, 1939 in Queens, NY to Charles and Dorothy Quenzer. He grew up and attended school in New York, where he played high school football. He worked for United Combustion before serving in the United States Army.
Charles married the love of his life, Linda Pearson, on October 29, 1961. He owned and operated
Quenzer Homes Inc. The family moved from Long Island to Sandpoint in 1977 and founded the Hoot Owl Cafe. Charles was always working and did whatever it took to provide for his family. He built houses, worked at area lumber mills, owned the Putt A-Round miniature golf course, and worked for Litehouse
If you asked Charles how he was, his answer was always, “I’m fine.” His other favorite saying was, “One
Day at a Time.” He was a member of the Sandpoint Lion’s Club, enjoyed hotrods and designed the logo for the Suffolk Saints Drag Racing group, which he was a part of. He also enjoyed golfing, riding motorcycles, wintering in his RV, and going on cruises with Linda. He was also an avid NY Jet’s fan.
He is survived by his three children Denise (Bruce) Anderson of Eatonville, WA, Linda Jean “Lj” (Scott) Sams of Sandpoint, and Curtis (Bobbi) Quenzer of Sandpoint; 11 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; one sister Cathy Nook of Long Island, NY; and two brothers Bob (Mary) Quenzer of Long Island, and Richard (Rhonda) Quenzer of Paragould, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Linda Quenzer, and sister Dorothy Altman.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Cancer Services, 1205 U.S. 2 suite 101 b, Sandpoint, ID 83864 or Sandpoint Senior Center, 820 Main Street, Sandpoint ID 83864.