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September 9, 1935 – Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Service Information
The Chilson Funeral Chapel, Winsted, MN
Friday, September 17, 2010
7:00 PM

Visitation Information

Shirley Quast, age 75, of Winsted passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born in Winsted to Joseph and Amelia (Kallemach) Neumann on September 9, 1935.

Shirley graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1953. On October 15, 1955, Shirley married Leander Quast.

Shirley raised her children, worked on the farm, and worked at other jobs, including in the town bakery, an office assistant, and other work.

In her retirement, Shirley enjoyed life on the farm where she was born. She enjoyed gardening, travel, playing cards with relatives, and her grandchildren. She was also involved in The McLeod County Food Shelf and was township clerk.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Shirley is survived by her children: Dan Quast of Corcoran, Minnesota; Renee (Francis) Schroeder of Nowthen, Minnesota; Les (Edith Jean) Quast of Hacienda Heights, California; and Denise (Harold) Weibel of Annandale. Shirley also had four grandchildren in Minnesota: Joe (Cammie) Gagnon of Monticello, Ryan Gagnon of Minneapolis, Madelyn and Katie Weibel of Annandale, and two great grandchildren Isaiah and Noah Gagnon of Monticello.

Shirley’s surviving siblings include Marvin (Marietta) Neumann of Silver Lake; Marcella Castro of Sebastopol, California, Dorothy (Earl) Latzig of Winsted, and sister-in-law Mary Ann Neumann. There are also many other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leander on April 21, 1987; son Terence on January 2, 1978; brothers William and Joseph; sister Elaine Neumann and son-in-law John Gagnon on October 14, 1986.

A memorial service for Shirley Quast was held on Friday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A time of gathering was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. JoAnn & John Klein

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Aunt Shirley’s family. She was a really great lady who always made me laugh.

  2. Joe Gagnon

    Rest in peace, Grandma. It was great to see you out at the farm the last time. Cammie and the boys will miss your random visits and crazy stories! We love you and will miss you!
    ~Joe, Cammie, Isaiah, and Noah

  3. LuAnn (Buss) Stender

    My deepest sympathy to all of Shirley’s family. May all your memories help to bring you comfort during this very difficult time. I was a friend of Terry’s. I worked with him at Astro Mailers in Howard Lake.


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