Dr. Eugene Steinquest
March 17, 1928 -
January 22, 2014

Visitation

January 24, 2014
4-6 PM

Service 

January 25, 2014
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Dr. Eugene Steinquest, age 85, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Mike Layne officiating. Burial will follow in Shelton Eaton Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Dr. Steinquest passed away Wednesday morning in Donalson Care Center.

He was a native of Joliet, IL and the son of the late Herman and Lyda Beckman Steinquest. Dr. Steinquest was a College Music Professor at Tennessee Technological University and University of Louisiana Monroe. He was a flutist, an arranger, composer and teacher. He was a musicians musician. Dr. Steinquest was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Jean Naron Steinquest of Fayetteville, children Deborah (Wesley) Ingram of Kingsport, TN, David Eugene Steinquest of Clarksville, TN, and Benita (Wes) Remaley of Jerome, ID, grandchildren Ethan and Benjamin Steinquest, David and Phillip Maynard, step-grandchildren Michelle Luna, Michael Ingram and Melissa Laughman, three great-grandchildren, niece Jennifer and nephew Timothy. He was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Meyer.

Visitation with the family will be Friday from 4-6 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

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11 Comments

  1. Cathy Smith Kemp

    Dr. Steinquest was a wonderful musician and teacher. I attended his band camps and clinics at Tennessee Tech in the 60s. I remember his great sense of humor and his ability to instill the love of music in so many young people. He was indeed “one of a kind”. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

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  2. Cathy Smith Kemp

    Dr. Steinquest was a wonderful musician and teacher. I attended his band camps and clinics at Tennessee Tech. I remember his great sense of humor and have thought of him often throughout the years. My sincere sympathy to all his family and friends.

    Reply
  3. Becky DeForest

    Dr. Steinquest taught my daughter flute lessons for many yrs when he was teaching at NLU (ULM) Monroe LA. He was a good man and we were blessed to have known him. Becky DeForest

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  4. Joe Giles

    David, My thoughts are with you and your family in the passing of your father, a fine gentleman and scholar indeed.

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  5. Bill Amonette

    Though I had not seen Dr.Steinquest in a number of years, he is remembered fondly as a professor at Tennessee Tech and a good friend. Through his son, David, I was able to keep up with him on occasion at symphony concerts. Sincere condolences to all from an old person who remembers him from the 50s. Bill Amonette

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  6. Jeff W. Holloway

    I was saddened to hear of Dr. Steinquest’s passing. My heart and prayers go out Jean and family during this time.

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  7. Jeff W. Holloway

    I was extremely saddened to hear of Dr. Steinquest’s passing. Of all the teachers I had at NLU, I learned more theory and music knowledge under his leadership and continued to count on his knowledge while in USAF and USA Bands and into my teaching career.

    My prayers and thoughts are with Jean and family during this time of grief.

    Jeff W. Holloway
    Monroe, Louisiana

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  8. Phyllis Foster Hammonds

    So sorry to say goodbye to you Doc. Miss you Deb and hope all is well. Great times were had. Harvey and Phyllis Foster Hammonds

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  9. Tippy Ingram

    Jean, you hve my sympathy.

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  10. Sharon Williams

    I am so very sorry to be saying goodbye to my friend. I always loved our talks, laughs and hugs. Jean, know that you and your family are in my prayers. So thankful that God placed you and Gene here in Fayetteville so that I was blessed with meeting and loving you both!

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  11. John and Michelle krause

    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Mr. Steinquest. He was such a sweetheart and a joy to be around.

    Reply

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11 Comments

  1. Cathy Smith Kemp

    Dr. Steinquest was a wonderful musician and teacher. I attended his band camps and clinics at Tennessee Tech in the 60s. I remember his great sense of humor and his ability to instill the love of music in so many young people. He was indeed “one of a kind”. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

    Reply
  2. Cathy Smith Kemp

    Dr. Steinquest was a wonderful musician and teacher. I attended his band camps and clinics at Tennessee Tech. I remember his great sense of humor and have thought of him often throughout the years. My sincere sympathy to all his family and friends.

    Reply
  3. Becky DeForest

    Dr. Steinquest taught my daughter flute lessons for many yrs when he was teaching at NLU (ULM) Monroe LA. He was a good man and we were blessed to have known him. Becky DeForest

    Reply
  4. Joe Giles

    David, My thoughts are with you and your family in the passing of your father, a fine gentleman and scholar indeed.

    Reply
  5. Bill Amonette

    Though I had not seen Dr.Steinquest in a number of years, he is remembered fondly as a professor at Tennessee Tech and a good friend. Through his son, David, I was able to keep up with him on occasion at symphony concerts. Sincere condolences to all from an old person who remembers him from the 50s. Bill Amonette

    Reply
  6. Jeff W. Holloway

    I was saddened to hear of Dr. Steinquest’s passing. My heart and prayers go out Jean and family during this time.

    Reply
  7. Jeff W. Holloway

    I was extremely saddened to hear of Dr. Steinquest’s passing. Of all the teachers I had at NLU, I learned more theory and music knowledge under his leadership and continued to count on his knowledge while in USAF and USA Bands and into my teaching career.

    My prayers and thoughts are with Jean and family during this time of grief.

    Jeff W. Holloway
    Monroe, Louisiana

    Reply
  8. Phyllis Foster Hammonds

    So sorry to say goodbye to you Doc. Miss you Deb and hope all is well. Great times were had. Harvey and Phyllis Foster Hammonds

    Reply
  9. Tippy Ingram

    Jean, you hve my sympathy.

    Reply
  10. Sharon Williams

    I am so very sorry to be saying goodbye to my friend. I always loved our talks, laughs and hugs. Jean, know that you and your family are in my prayers. So thankful that God placed you and Gene here in Fayetteville so that I was blessed with meeting and loving you both!

    Reply
  11. John and Michelle krause

    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Mr. Steinquest. He was such a sweetheart and a joy to be around.

    Reply

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