Recent Passing of Emeritus Grosskopf

Author: Office of Alumni Engagement

Published Date: 4/9/2024

Categories: Alumni Faculty and Staff

Quinten Grosskopf

Quinten Clark Grosskopf

September 18, 1934 - March 9, 2024

Associate professor emeritus of mathematics (1966-1995)

Quinten Clark Grosskopf passed away on 9 March 2024 at Wausau Aspirus Hospital. Born on September 18, 1934 to Rudolph and Alma (Miller) Grosskopf in Mattoon, WI, the fourth of four sons. Quinten grew up on the family farm near Bowler, WI and graduated from Bowler High School in 1952. He then graduated from UW-Stevens Point Teacher's College in 1956 and began his teaching career at Stratford High School teaching Mathematics. It was while in Stratford he met his wife, Jeanne Louise Zoellner and they had 3 children; Kelly (Barb) Grosskopf, Kevin (Laurel) Grosskopf (both deceased) and Kurt Grosskopf.

He then completed coursework at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, and the University of Missouri.
He graduated with a Masters Degree in Mathematics and began to teach college math at Keokuk Junior College in Keokuk, IA from 1961 to 1966.
Always the teacher, he then accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

While in Waukesha, he was active in his church, enjoyed bowling with friends and wife, and supporting his 3 children's activities. His vegetable garden in Waukesha was always a place to relax, get some exercise and share it's spoils with friends and neighbors. He remained at Carroll until his retirement in 1995, retiring as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics.

After retirement he and his wife Jeanne moved to Rib Mountain to be closer to both sides of the family. He enjoyed time with family and friends, gardening on the the family farm in Bowler, traveling to his son's various duty stations. He was an avid Civil War and opera buff, always reading and listening to a variety of opera music when he could.

Professor Grosskopf shaped the lives of many Carroll students. The Carroll community extends condolences to his family, friends, and alumni who loved him and were impacted by him. Services will be held at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home on Saturday, April 13, 2024, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Service at 12:30 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at
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