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home : obituaries : obituaries October 20, 2014


12/11/2013 4:19:00 PM
Donald Quade

Donald Raymond Quade, 93, died at his home in Bruce, WI on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 of natural causes. Don was born at home on the original farm site in Bruce on August 3, 1920 to Clarence F. and Anna E. A. Scheunemann Quade.
He married Shirley A. Clark at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bruce on August 31, 1946; she preceded him in death on December 8, 1993.
Don is survived by seven children, Kitty and Wayne Erickson, Marcia and Mike Sampson, Mike and Donna Quade, Barbara and Jerry Gervais, Jackie and Steve Dunker, Chrissy and Dan Baxter, and Steve and Nichole Quade; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, James and Tomino Quade. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mildred Wester.
Don was active in his community: Some of his activities included life-time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; member and past Grand Knight of St. Mary's Knights of
Columbus; St. Mary's Church Cemetery sexton; member and 2-term president of Rusk County Dairy Herd Improvement Association; charter member and 6-term president of Rusk County Farm Bureau and a state delegate on dairy by-laws committees; 24 years as Town of Atlanta chairman; 16 years as town-county unit president; 12 years president of Bruce Area Fire Department Board of Trustees; organizer for Centennial committeeswith St. Mary's Church and Town of Atlanta; 21 years on Bruce School Board including 15 years as either clerk or chairman; member of St. Mary's Church Building Committee of 1958 and 1995-1996; 15 years on the Co-Operative Education Service Agency's Chippewa Falls Unit; and Dairyland State Bank Board of Directors for 22 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bruce with Fr. Gene Murphy and Deacon Doug Sorenson officiating. Music was provided by Mary Federle and Lenore Krajewski. Six of Don's grandchildren, Brian Erickson, Greg Sampson, Aaron Meyers, Tyson Quade, Mark Quade and Nathaniel Quade carried him to his final resting place in St. Mary's Cemetery next to his wife Shirley.
A visitation, Scripture Service and Knights of Columbus Rosary were held at The Nash - Jackan Funeral Home in Bruce.

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