Matthew Lincoln Quiner

Matthew Lincoln Quiner

Matthew Lincoln Quiner

July 5, 1967 – Oct. 8, 2021

Nikiski resident, Mr. Matthew Lincoln Quiner, 54, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Oxnard Shores Beach in Oxnard, California due to a heart attack which resulted in his drowning.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 609 N Forest Drive in Kenai. President Aaron Swanson will be officiating. A viewing will be held an hour prior to services at the church. Following services, he will be laid to rest at the Soldotna Community Memorial Park in Soldotna. Pallbearers will include Lochlan Quiner, Boden Quiner, Liam Quiner, Thayne Quiner, JHenry Kane, Tyler Smith, Jason Tauriainen, and Vladislav Glushkov. Honorary Pallbearers include Aiden Quiner and Tryg Quiner.

Matthew was born July 5, 1967, in Castro Valley, California. He graduated from Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis, Oregon. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Independence Missouri from 1987-1989. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1991-1998, graduating from Aviation Machinist Mate School, E-4. He was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska. He married Angeline Morrill in the Portland Oregon Temple in 1998. He worked for the I.S.C. Firehouse as a firefighter/ EMT/ driver operator in Kodiak from 1999 – 2002. In 2002, he moved to Nikiski with his family. He was an Honorary Graduate of Louis F. Garland Fire Academy in Texas. Matthew was a firefighter, EMT and engineer for the Nikiski Fire Department until his death. He also worked for Aware Consulting Inc. as a safety tech and firefighter for Marathon Petroleum Company and was a part of the UnderWater Criminal Investigation Team. Matthew was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints and served as Bishop from 2012 – 2018.

The family wrote, “Matthew was known by many as a gentle giant. He has a kind and endearing personality. He was an active member of his community, always the first to offer service to those in need and was always reliable. His job as a Firefighter/ EMT allowed him to influence and help many in the community. He took great pride in his work and loved those he served. Above all else, Matthew’s greatest source of happiness was his family. His wife and children took priority. His 8 children brought him joy and purpose. He always looked for ways to teach by example and word. He enjoyed camping, wood carving, leather work, reading, hiking, and hunting. Always ready to learn new skills, he was known to tinker and delve into multiple projects. He will be remembered as a calm, non-judgmental, humble and non-confrontational man. His quirky sense of humor and storytelling brought light and laughter to the lives of many. He was a strong, faith filled, loving, kind person. Matthew is already greatly missed and will always be remembered in our hearts and thoughts.”

He was preceded in death by his father, William Roy Quiner.

He is survived by his wife, Angeline (Morrill) Quiner of Kenai; children, Lochlan Hunter (22), Cecily Patricia (20), Boden Matthew (18), Liam Jarret (16), Thayne Iain (14), Aiden Tyhler (12) Tryg Isaak (10) and Abbigael Estelle (7); mother, Colleen Athalia Quiner of Albany, Oregon; brothers, Timothy Robert Quiner of Albany, Oregon, Michael William Quiner of Albany, Oregon, Kenneth Andrew Quiner Minden, Nevada, and Patrick Corbett Quiner of Soldotna, Alaska; sister, Rebekah Jean Quiner of Dallas, Oregon; brother, Benjamin Lee Quiner of Clackamas, Oregon; sister, Heather Marie Dereta of Layton, Utah; brother, Spencer Brady Quiner of Lanzarote, Spain; Abraham Paul Quiner of Sutherlin, Oregon; sister, Tiffiny Ann Banks of Sutherlin, Oregon; Richard Casey Quiner of Hollywood, California; and sister, Shannon Khristine Ostlund of Roseburg, Oregon.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Matthew to his wife, Angeline – 46095 Fireweed Place – Kenai, Alaska 99611 or to the www.gofundme.com/F/help-the-quiners-with-funeral-and-other-expenses.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.

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