Quenemoen, Troy Dean Age 52, Mpls, passed away on January 22, 2018, after a long battle with cancer and a short battle with a black bear. Preceded in death by sister Tammy, nephew Dalton, uncle Doug, brother in law Jason, and grandparents. Survived by wife Diane, children Eli and Emma, and Benjamin; mother Sharon Derby and father Robert Quenemoen; and sisters Toni and Tina. And Rosie, his faithful companion. Troy grew up in western Minnesota as the bright and bespectacled first-born grandson of his large, extended family. Troy spent lots of time on his grandparent's farm, where he could do no wrong as he became like a brother to his young uncles. Here he learned the joys of outdoor life, the pleasures of cooking with his grandma, and the thrill of fishing with his grandpa. Troy became an ace student in high school, passionately devoted to acting and directing. These pursuits lead him first to Carlton College and then to the University of Minnesota, before settling on becoming an electrician as was his father. A proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 292 (IBEW292), he believed strongly in the role of unions in American life. On September 17, 1994, Troy and Diane Ardoff were married in Paynesville, MN. To their loving marriage was born Eli, Emma and Ben, who remain the apples of their father's eyes, just as they in turn love him deeply. Troy cultivated many interests across his life. These included being broadly informed politically, an engaged community leader, a voracious music fan and collector, a devotee of movies, an avid reader and collector of science fiction, a skilled gardener, a very capable cook, a pioneer steward of urban chickens, a steadfast patron of the Minnesota State Fair, a passionate Twins fan and an appropriately wary Vikings fan. Each January Troy gathered a trove of analytic baseball magazines, mapping out the Twins' upcoming season while informing the selection of his fantasy league prospects. An enthusiastic fisherman and camper, Troy treasured the BWCA and his Uncle Wayne's cabin on Big Stone Lake. Over the past decade and a half, Troy became a true American hero in his community, volunteering countless hours in mentoring young people through coaching youth softball and basketball in his seven year service as the president of the Minnehaha Falls Athletic Club Council. He also coached girls basketball at LNCS Keewaydin Elementary School for several years; and he served as the girls' softball head coach at Roosevelt High School for several years as well. Troy, you will be missed by us all as we live with the gifts you provided. A celebration of Troy's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Crosstown Covenant Church, 5540 30th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417, (612) 724-3601. Visitation will take place from 9:00am-11:00 am. Contributions will be accepted at the funeral for a memorial bench and plaque at Bossen Park Community Softball Field where Troy coached so many of our neighborhood children. The Troy Quenemoen fund at Wells Fargo will also accept contributions. Washburn-McReavy.com Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651

Published on January 28, 2018


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