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Arlene (Grogan) Quarderer

Dunn County News, Sun. March 20, 2011, A6

Arlene (Grogan) Quarderer, age 91, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Bandera, Texas.

She was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Fall Creek, to Malcolm and Maybelle (Baker) Grogan.  She married Russell Quarderer in 1938.  After 66 years of marriage, Russell preceded her in death in 2005.

Arlene and Russell worked as hired hands on dairy farms in Dunn County in the early years of their marriage. They eventually purchased a small farm of their own south of Prairie Farm, adjacent to the Quarderer "home" farm where Russ had spent his boyhood.  

In 1959, they gave up dairy farming (it should be noted she did not much miss milking cows by hand twice a day) and moved with their family to Rhinelander.   There, Arlene was an active member of the First Methodist Church, enjoyed the activities of her school-aged children, and built friendships in the neighborhood near Pelican School.  She worked as a salesperson at clothing retailers in downtown Rhinelander once the children were grown.  In 1980, she and Russ retired and moved to San Antonio, Texas.

Arlene made motherhood her life's work.  For nearly 40 years, she nurtured at least one of her five children under her roof. Her family never ceased to be her main passion.  She enjoyed her grandchildren as much (probably more!) as her own, and never missed a chance to take joy in any of their accomplishments.  Family gatherings at any time or place in her life meant lots of talk and laughter.  She had an active mind, and made a habit of not ever showing ill-humor. She was an avid reader, played a mean game of Scrabble, solved a crossword puzzle a day, and kept up on current events.

She  is survived by her children: daughters Kathleen Maciejewski and Rebecca Brunette, and sons John Quarderer and his wife Karen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Rhinelander, and Mark and his wife Shraddha of San Antonio, and daughter Jeanne Stephens and her husband Claude, of Mico, Texas; seven grandchildren, Todd Brunette, Renee Brunette, Kevin McKenzie, Nathan Quarderer, Benjamin Quarderer, Joshua Quarderer and Matthew Quarderer; two great-grandsons, Braden Lawson and Cory Lawson; her sisters, Marilyn Peterson of New Richmond, and Rosalie Hoff,  of  New Brighton, Minn.; and her brother, James Grogan of Howard Lake, Minn.

A summer graveside service at Vanceburg Cemetery in Dunn County is planned.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, or a favorite charity

Josephine M. Quilling

Dunn County News, Sun. May 29, 2011, A6

Josephine M. Quilling, age 80, of Menomonie, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at her home.

The former Josephine Matilda Bieringer was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Milwaukee, to John and Mary Bieringer.  She was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from PIUS X1 Catholic School.

Josephine was employed at the Boston Department Store and Kearney Trucker Industries, both in Milwaukee.

On June 27, 1953, Josephine married Marshall Quilling at the United Brethren Methodist Church in Menomonie.  They have been long-time members of Salem Iron Creek United Methodist Church in the Town of Spring Brook. 

Josephine enjoyed spending time with her family and going up to their family cabin in northern Wisconsin.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Josephine is survived by her husband, Marshall Quilling; her children, Mary Ellen (Steve) Peterson of Wausau, Gregory Quilling (Heather Steinbeck) of Middletown, Va., Dale (Cindy) Quilling of Menomonie and Bruce (Sandy) Quilling of Menomonie; grandchildren, Joshua (Elizabeth) Peterson of Seattle, Wash., Nicole (TJ) Rice of Eagan, Minn., Brooke (Chris) Bowen of Elmwood,  Ashlee Quilling (fiancé Eric Wisemiller) of Colfax, Marcus Quilling of Menomonie, Andrew Quilling of Middletown, Va., and Katelyn and Grant Quilling of Menomonie; great-grandchildren, Isabella and Eva Rice; her twin brother, Joseph Bieringer of West Allis; and her sister, Rose Novokralsky, of Milwaukee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Louie Bieringer, Mary Dallhopf, Sophie Riedel and Annie Ross; and a daughter-in-law, Laurel (Berg) Quilling.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Salem Iron Creek United Methodist Church in the Town of Spring Brook with Pastor Margaret DeMaris officiating.  Burial will be in Iron Creek Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. 

The family suggests memorials to either Iron Creek United Methodist Church or the Diabetes Foundation.

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Sally A. Quinn

Dunn County News, Wed, Feb. 17, 2010, A6

Sally A. Quinn, age 60, of Downing, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at the Westfield Hospital in New Richmond.

Sally was born Oct. 4, 1949 in Sparta, to Robert A. and Gloria Ann (Miller) Leis. She graduated from Menomonie High School in 1968. Sally married James Quinn Jan.18, 1969, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Boyceville. She worked 13 years at Andersen Windows in Bayport, Minn. 

Sally enjoyed traveling out west and the southwest, decorating her home, and doing the yardwork. She loved spending the holidays with the grandchildren and her family.

Sally is preceded in death by her mother, Gloria; maternal and paternal grandparents; and niece, Jenny Lou Mikla. 

Sally is survived by husband, James of Downing; four children: Jim Quinn and wife Sherri of New Richmond, Melissa Ullom and husband Chris of Glenwood City, Shannon Anderson (Dale Styer) of Elmwood, and Bridget Klatt and husband Dan of Emerald; eight grandchildren: Jesse and Nick Quinn, Janessa, Marcus and Bethany Ullom, Samantha, Rachel and Jordan Klatt; Father Robert Leis of LaCrosse; three brothers and two sisters: Donna Danovsky and husband Al of Knapp, Janet Mikla and husband Larry of Downing, Larry Leis and wife Sarah of Oak Park, Minn., Robin Leis and wife Bonnie of Green Bay, and Nathan Leis. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at St. Bridgets Catholic Church in Wilson, with Fr. William Murphy as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City on Sunday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Prayer services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.


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