A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Samuel Campbell. Interment will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Roy was born August 17, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Martin and Etta (Meade) Elmquist, the second of eight boys.
Roy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in History, and throughout his life maintained a passion for knowledge and history. His children considered him a walking Encyclopedia. He continued to be an avid follower of current events and their historical context throughout the rest of his life.
He served in the Navy and later began his civilian career as a Special Agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), in July of 1963. During his time with ONI (transforming into the Naval Investigative Service – NIS), Roy moved with his wife and children to Waukegan, Illinois, Taipei, Taiwan, Leucadia, California and Springfield, Virginia where he retired in January of 1987. The NIS journey granted Roy a rewarding career, many adventures as well as countless lifetime friendships. Following retirement, Roy and Bev moved home to Minnesota where Roy made up for lost time catching up with his brothers and feeding his passion for lake living. Roy and Bev returned to Virginia a few years later moving to Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove where they made many new and dear friends thanks to Roy’s passion for golf. In 2007, Roy and Bev moved to Front Royal, Virginia near daughter Jane, where Bev continues to reside today.
Roy Elmquist is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beverly Elmquist, daughter Jane Silek (husband Joe), son Brad Elmquist (wife Karen) and grandchildren Ryan Lamke, Joseph Silek, Andrew, Paige and Ian Elmquist. as well as brothers Bill, Lee (wife Diane) and David Elmquist as well as and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Etta, brothers Marty, Paul, Earl and John Elmquist.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. All are invited to the Front Royal United Methodist Church for a time of food and fellowship following the service on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: