Quentin Charles EybergQuentin Charles Eyberg passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2013, in Wimberley, Texas at the age of 91.
Quentin Charles Eyberg passed away peacefully on Aug. 23, 2013, in Wimberley, Texas at the age of 91.
He was born on Dec. 11, 1921 in Duluth, to Alfie Lindberg and John Eyberg.
He grew up among a loving family, including his younger brother, John, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His fondness and connection to Duluth and extended family remained consistent and strong, including a month long road trip in the summer of 2012.
Quentin joined the Air Force in World War II and served in Europe. His fondest recollections were playing softball in southern France at the conclusion of the fighting and before being sent home.
He returned home and earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Minnesota, and began a long and illustrious career with MW Kellogg, Ralph M. Parsons Corporation and Stone & Webster, all large international engineering and construction firms.
He married his lovely bride of almost 65 years, Corsicana Texas native Roberta Jane Beaton, in Tulsa, Okla. Together they lived across the globe and made life-long friends along the way in - Antwerp, Belgium, Le Havre, France, Kansas, Canada, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, southern California and the Washington D.C. area. Quentin and Roberta chose to spend their retirement years in Woodcreek, Wimberley, Texas where they enjoyed traveling, golf, bridge, new friends and the hill country pace.
Quentin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an intellectual man with many and varied interests. Among his favorites were classical music and classical literature. He cared about the human condition and applauded those who used their talents and potential to the fullest. His Scandinavian roots and Depression-era circumstances formed his strong beliefs in personal work ethic, integrity, frugality and helping those who needed help. One dream he often spoke of was a "Year of Public Service" for all. Enchanted always by the written word, he became an author of "…let us therefore take our compass…a polemical memoir", a collection of 122 essays, which was published and dedicated to his family in 2010.
He is survived by his loving wife, Roberta; his children, Douglas (Lynn) and Sarah; his grandchildren, John (Estrella), Christina, Eric (Lethurzia), Brynn and Alicia; his great grandchildren, Mayra, Adriana, Francesca, Brayden and Valentina; his brother John (Margaret), and many Duluth relatives.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley, Texas with reception following. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider contributions to P.A.W.S., the American Heart Association or any of America's National Parks.