Merle E. Quandt

SALEM — Merle E. Quandt, 83, of Salem, Illinois passed away at Twin Willow Nursing Center in Salem, in the care of his son Robert.

Born May 6, 1938, in Iuka, he was the son of Max F. and Minnie (Brinkman) Quandt who preceded him in death.

He and his wife were the former owners of the well-known Quandt’s ABC Pub in Salem. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Iuka. He served faithfully in the U. S. Navy.

He married Lorraine D. Sokolnik, June 23, 1963, in Chicago. She preceded her in death on January 20, 2011.

Surviving is his son Robert Quandt of Salem, and one granddaughter Laney Grace Quandt.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Richard Quandt and siblings Irvin Quandt, Hazel Schmidt, Marie Kleeman and Edythe Adams.

The family chose simple cremation with no public service to be held. Burial will be private.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, PO Box 97, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care. Online condolence may be left at