Wednesday, February 8, 2012

quaal obit

Alma Quaal Memorial services for Alma E. Quaal of Wadena, will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 13, 2012 at the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena with Pastor Stephen Meltzer presiding. Alma passed away at the age of 89 years on Monday, February 6, 2012 at the Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Alma Elvira Quaal was born on August 2, 1922 to Siebelt W. and Ella K. (Rankin) Goldenstein at Pipestone, MN. She was united in marriage with Reuben Alfred Quaal on June 22, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. She worked for over 30 years as a bookkeeper at the Donnelly Creamery in Donnelly, MN. She also worked for a number of years at the Wayzata Bank before working at Erickson’s Super Valu in Wayzata, MN. She retired and moved to Verndale in 1985 then later moved to her home in Wadena. She enjoyed cooking, especially cookies, jams and preserves for family and friends. She also enjoyed collecting cookbooks, embroidery, and tending her flowers and vegetable gardens from which she became known as the “Tomato Lady”. Alma was preceded in death by her husband Reuben in 1980; parents Siebelt and Ella Goldenstein; son Quentin; daughters Grace Sackman and Candace Ertl; five brothers, five sisters and 2 infant siblings; and granddaughters Heather Sackman and Brianna Sackman. She is survived by her sons John (Connie) of Underwood and Myron (Linda) of Verndale; sons-in-law Bill Sackman of Alta Loma, CA and Richard “Dick” (Ruth) Ertl of Mayer, MN; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Alma’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery at Long Lake, MN

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