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John "Jack" Thomas Quigley

11/29/1935 - 04/15/2023
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On April 15, 2023, John “Jack” Thomas Quigley passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He will be remembered for his love of family, his quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge of history.

He was born in Winneconne, Wisconsin on November 29, 1935, to Genevieve Susan Martin and Thomas Raymond Quigley. He grew up in Winneconne on his family farm. Jack attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, served in the Air Force, and eventually became a professor of Engineering. 

In 1964 Jack joined the University of Wisconsin Extension Engineering. He directed 2-5 day long civil and environmental engineering short courses that provided training to thousands of professionals who designed, operated, and regulated public water, wastewater treatment, on-site waste handling, and industrial pollution control systems from Wisconsin and throughout the U.S. He led major training projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and had short term assignments in Kenya, Philippines, and other international locations. Over the years he also provided training at a distance through correspondence courses, statewide telephone networks, satellite delivery, and internet. In each instance Jack did his best to help students accomplish their jobs better and in turn provide a better environment.

In the late 1980's Prof. Quigley was Chair of Engineering Professional Development for several years and in 2005 transitioned to the Emeritus Faculty.  

Degrees - University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S. Chemical Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Jack married Carol (Krueger) Quigley of Winneconne in 1957 and he remained married to her until she passed away in 1979. He married Marisue (Colsant) Quigley of Milwaukee in 1984. After retiring from the University, Jack moved back to the family farm in Winneconne, now a Wisconsin Century farm. Jack and Marisue enjoyed many years of retirement there. He was an active member of the Winneconne Knights of Columbus, and they were regulars on Friday night at Biggar’s Supper Club.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, half-brother and sister, Roland Nelson and Patricia Coats; and first wife, Carol.

He is survived by his wife, Marisue; daughters, Dawn Harter, Brenda Waring, Rhone Levin; son, Thomas Quigley; stepdaughters, Ann Hyndiuk, Susan Scherer, and Jean Woodrow; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We want to extend special thanks to the Appleton St. Elizabeth Hospital 3rd floor staff for their kind and thoughtful care.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, April 24, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at St. Mary Catholic Church 210 Pleasant Drive Winneconne. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday at Noon at the church. Military honors will follow.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish, please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.


Rev. Robert Artmann wrote on April 24, 2023
Dear Marisue and Family, I sincerely wish to express my sincerest sympathy and assurance of my prayers for Jack and you as you carry this loss into the future. Prayerfully, Fr. Bob Artmann

Margaret Quigley Gordus wrote on April 24, 2023
Please accept my deepest condolences .As cousins ,Jack & I Grew up together, playing at each others homes & family picnics in the park. We were in the band together in high school. You will. be in my thoughts and prayers

Nathaniel Harter wrote on April 20, 2023
We will miss him and his boating adventures.

Lissi wrote on April 20, 2023
I will miss hearing stories of his adventures and travels as well as playing cards with him into the night. May he rest in peace.