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Willard Albert “Bill” Quast

Willard Albert “Bill” Quast, age 76, of Hollywood Township, Carver County, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

He was born Sept. 1, 1932, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the son of Robert and Mary Millerbernd Quast.

Bill graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1951.

He was joined in holy marriage to Rita I. Campbell July 1, 1967, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Willard was formerly employed at Millerbernd Manufacturing as a maintenance supervisor for 20 years.

A faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Bill served as a church usher. He belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters Holy Trinity Court 1054, and to the Knights of Columbus Council 8253.

Bill loved spending time with his family! He also enjoyed woodworking and the out-of-doors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Rita I. Quast; children, Kristin (Tom) Scherping of Winsted, Will (Deb) Quast of New Germany, Rose (David) Lachermeier of Winsted, Katie (Joe) Swartzer Jr. of Silver Lake, Maria Quast of Winsted and fiancé Matt Field, and Laura (Anthony) Laxen of Winsted; 13 grandchildren, Jared, Shane and Raquel Scherping; Evelyn, Elizabeth and Luke Lachermeier; Alicia, Emily, Joey, Kortney and Nicholas Swartzer; and Liliana and Isaiah Laxen; brothers and sisters Marc (Betty) Quast of Walker, Mary Remer of Bloomington, Joe (Joyce) Quast of Burnsville, and Diane (Jim) Campbell of Winsted; his mother-in-law, Magdalen Campbell of Mayer; and many other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary (Quast) Artmann; brothers Raymond Quast, Robert Quast Jr., and Ernest Quast; a sister, Rose Otto; and his father-in-law, James Campbell.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Dec. 22 at noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father William A. Sprigler was the celebrant, and the musicians for the Mass were Elaine Kahle and Jim Neumann. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called Monday, Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Casket bearers were Tom Scherping, David Lachermeier, Joe Swartzer Jr., Matt Field, Anthony Laxen, and Craig Campbell.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com