Print This Page

March 20, 1959 – Sunday, July 8, 2018

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Winsted, MN
Friday, July 13, 2018
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home-Winsted, MN
Thursday, July 12, 2018
4-8 P.M.

Jeffery Richard Quast, age 59 of Howard Lake passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 8th, 2018. Jeff fought a valiant battle against glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.

Jeff was born March 20th, 1959 in Hutchinson, MN to Paul and Bonnie (Ketcher) Quast.

Jeff graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1977.

On September 20th, 1980, Jeff married Carol Roufs at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with two children.

Jeff had many loves in his life. His family was always his priority, even as his days were numbered he spent his time making sure they were taken care of. Trucking ran in his blood; from his role early on in the family business to running his own trucking company and finally into trucking sales; he took pride in helping his customers.

He also loved the outdoors; hunting with his family and wildlife conservation turning his homestead into a sanctuary for all animals and birds.

Survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Carol; faithful dogs Jazamine, Chloe and Dixie; son and daughter-in-law Jason and Lori Quast of Howard Lake; daughter and son-in-law Rachael and Justin Halvorson of Vadnais Heights; Grandchildren Clara Quast and Amelia Halvorson; parents Paul and Bonnie Quast of Winsted; siblings Shelly (Terry) Jorgensen of Buffalo, Mike Quast of Winsted, Melody (John) Hintzen of Chaska, Tammy (Larry) Vealetzek of Winsted, Staci Revering and Jodi Gilyard and 13 nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by devoted dogs Pebbles, Kally and Tasha; grandparents Ralph and Doris Ketcher, mother-in-law and father-in-law Donald and Afra Roufs; brother-in-law Darryl Roufs, Uncle Ralph (Butch) Ketcher, nephews Joshua Quast and Braeden Gilyard.

A celebration of life will take place at 11am on Friday, July 13th, 2018 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Winsted, MN. Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate.

Visitation will occur from 4pm – 8pm on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A brief visitation prior to will occur at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church beginning at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Details can be found here.

16 Guestbook Entries

  1. Renee Schroeder

    Our condolences to all of Jeff’s family. It’s been a long journey for all of you through this horrible illness. Jeff no longer has to be sick and “has his wings” in God’s love.

  2. CAROL hayner

    Sorry to hear about Jeff. You people will really miss him as he was a great guy.

  3. Sandra and Dean Reicks

    Our sympathies to all in the Quast family. Jeff struck us as a dedicated family man and hard worker. Praying that God’s peace will envelop you now and always as you cherish the memory of Jeff Quast.

  4. Diane Smith

    Dear Carol & family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. I’ll always remember when you & Jeff met…instant attraction. Of course, that was years ago, but living away from Winsted these many years, these were my first memories when I heard the news. Lots of hugs, Aunt Diane

  5. Ronald Rolf

    Quast Family; Pam and I were very saddened to hear about Jeff. We worked together many years and have fond memories of Jeff. May God bless and keep you during this difficult time. Ron and Pam Rolf

  6. Deb & John Johnson

    Our most sincere sympathy to Jeff’s family…we are thinking of you all.

  7. Marleah Alpers

    We are thinking about you with our hearts and praying for you strength, peace and comfort. We are so sorry for your loss.

  8. Debbie Secora

    My condolences to all the family.

  9. Bob Rathkamp

    My sincere condolences to the Quast family.


    With heavy heart we send our thoughts and prayers to Jeff’s family. Bruce and I at Scenic Boundaries had the pleasure of knowing Jeff and doing business with him. He was a dedicated business man and I was lucky to call him my friend. We will truly miss him.
    God Bless.
    Sandy Klejeski and Bruce Christensen at Scenic Boundaries Trans. Inc

  11. Theresa and Donald  Mages

    Our thoughts are with your family thru this difficult time. He is riding his Harley free in the sky.

  12. Douglas Meyer

    So sorry for your loss. A wonderful man taken too young, but he is now pain free and at peace. Prayers for all of you.

  13. Byron and Pam Klitzke

    We send our condolences to the Quast family. Jeff was a great man.He will be missed.

  14. Marty and Kathy Hertzog

    Our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers as you transition to a life with out your loved one.
    Marty and Kathy Hertzog

  15. Cheryl Brown - Fourneau

    My love and prayers to the Quast family.
    Jeff will be missed.

  16. Gregory John Zerwas Sr.

    My condolences to Carol and the rest of Jeff’s family, kids etc. God bless.


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *