FAIRMONT - Services for Ella M. Quade, 89, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will be following the service in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont.
Ella passed away Monday morning, July 28, 2014, at her home in Fairmont. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ella Minnie (Mekosch) Quade was born May 22, 1925, in Jackson County, Minn., the daughter of Fred and Emma (Hampel) Mekosch. She received her education attending country school District #118 in Jackson County, Minn. On July 25, 1940, Ella was united in marriage to Lyder Quade in Estherville, Iowa. Together, the couple was blessed with 10 children:?Roger, Shirley, Lyder, Marie, Sharon, Marcella, Myron, Robert, Violet and Dawn. Ella was a wonderful mother and wife and took great pride in taking care of her children. She also worked for 3M in Fairmont retiring after 33 years. Ella was a past auxiliary member of the Schwieger-Kahler American Legion Post #522 of Northrop, Minn., the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post #36 of Fairmont, and the Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1222 of Fairmont. In her spare time, Ella enjoyed playing BINGO, reading, and working on word search puzzles. She loved spending time with her family as well as fishing and dancing.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Roger (Nadine) Quade of Trimont, Minn., Shirley (Kenneth) Kosbab of St. Louis Park, Minn., Lyder (Jeanette) Quade of Gorman, Texas, Marie (Leo) Shumski of Fairmont, Minn., Sal (Roger) Shumski of Winnebago, Minn., Webb (Dar) Quade of Northrop, Minn., Bob (Bea) Quade of Fairmont, Minn., Vi (Randy) Tilk of Alta, Iowa, and Dawn (Jeff) Kot of Fairmont, Minn.; son-in-law, Dave Worden of Fairmont, Minn.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Emma Orr of Florida, Arlene Lauer of Waterloo, Iowa, Ruby (Roger) Wilson of Windom, Minn., and Carol Varnavas of Windom, Minn.; sister-in-law, Shirley Mekosch of Windom, Minn.; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Emma Mekosch; husband, Lyder Quade; daughter, Sharon Worden; grandchildren, Paul Shumski and Amy Quade; great-grandchild, Erica Lowinski; daughter-in-law, Carol Quade (Ugofsky); brother, Verdienne Mekosch; sister, Lorraine Hippe; and brothers-in-law, Roy Lauer and Lowell Orr.