Dennis S. Quale, age 77, of Delano, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
He was born April 26, 1936, in Murdock, to Albert and Thelma (Arneson) Quale.
Dennis was united in marriage to Verna Marie Salmela Jan. 2, 1960. in Minneapolis.
A longtime cement contractor, he operated Dennis Quale Concrete for many years.
Dennis served in the Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959, being honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant.
When he was not playing computer casino games, Dennis loved to play cards and shake dice with his wife and many others over the years. His competitive nature recently led to a renewed passion for euchre tournaments.
The one thing Dennis especially loved, was spending time with his family. Whether it be teaching his grandchildren to drive or attending cousins’ breakfasts, he made time for everyone.
Dennis is survived by the love of his life and wife of 54 years, Verna; daughters Robin (Tony) Rousseau, and LeeAnn Oberaigner (Troy Sandin); grandchildren Brittany Oberaigner (Mikel Pitan), Kelli Oberaigner (Todd Kurtz), Ryan Quale, Kami Oberaigner (Seth Schnell), and Connie Oberaigner; great-grandchild Lauren Pitan; and a brother, James (Danny Setio).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Thelma; an infant daughter, Penny; brothers Stanley and Glenn; and a sister, Rae.
Memorial services took place Saturday, March 1 at 4 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, following a gathering of family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment with military honors will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.