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Elmer Arnold Quast

Elmer Arnold Quast, age 89 of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005 at Cosmos Assisted Living Plus.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Bergen Township, the son of Reinhold and Anna (Raether) Quast. He was baptized Sept. 17, 1916 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Baumhoefner; and confirmed into his faith Palm Sunday, April 13, 1930 at the same church by the Rev. J. A. Schert. His confirmation verse was Acts 4:12.

Elmer graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1934.

He was united in marriage to Dora Bandemer June 16, 1940 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Plato by the Rev. J. A. Bunge.

Elmer and Dora were members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. They lived on a farm in Bergen Township, where they farmed until they retired in 1988 and moved to Glencoe. They became members of First Ev. Lutheran Church in 1996.

While living in Bergen Township, Elmer served his church as an elder. He also served the community as a school board member, and also as a director on the Farmers Elevator and the Minnesota Valley Breeders Association.

Elmer enjoyed playing band and vocal music.

He is survived by his children, Norma Winkelmann of Hector, Naomi Hanson (husband James) of New Brighton, and Marcia Jopp (husband Terry) of Winsted; and grandchildren Valerie Rieke (husband John), Calvin Winkelmann (wife Karen), Jared Winkelmann (wife Heather), Duane Winkelmann (wife Kimberley), Sheila Lack (husband Brian), Kristine Hanson, Brian Hanson, Ryan Jopp, and Grady Jopp;

Elmer is further survived by great-grandchildren Jennifer Rieke, Andrew Rieke, Lucas Rieke, Daryl Rieke, Shannon Rieke, Nathan Winkelmann, Eric Winnkelmann, Danielle Winkelmann, Logan Winkelmann, Brianne Winnkelmann, Bridgette Winkelmann, Mitchell Lack, and Jordan Lack; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reinhold and Anna; wife Dora; son-in-law Eugene Winkelmann; and siblings Walter Quast, Alice Quast, Lillian Quast, Edna Breyer (husband Fred), and Adela Krienke (husband Walter).

Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. The organist was Dawn Wolter. Soloist Lawrence Biermann sang “Asleep in Jesus.” Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” “Nearer My God To Thee,” and “Rock of Ages.” Interment was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Visitation took place Friday evening, Nov. 11 at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

Casket bearers were Calvin Winkelmann, Jared Winkelmann, Duane Winkelmann, Brian Hanson, Ryan Jopp, and Grady Jopp. Honorary casket bearers were Valerie Rieke, Sheila Lack, and Kristine Hanson.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe handled the arrangements.

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