Elizabeth Quast, 90

Elizabeth Eleanora Quast, age 90, of Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.

She was born March 19, 1926, in Hamburg, the daughter of Fred and Hilda (Stoeckman) Oelfke. Elizabeth was baptized as an infant April 4, 1926, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth March 17, 1940, both at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.

She received her education at Emmanuel Lutheran Parochial School, and graduated from Central High School in Norwood Young America.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to Elton G. Quast Dec. 28, 1946, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. After their marriage, the couple resided in Plato, later moving to a farm in rural Lester Prairie.

Elizabeth was employed at Tonka Toys for 16 years, and at Telex for 10 years, retiring in 1996.

Elizabeth and Elton were blessed with two children, Thomas and LuAnn. They shared 41 years of marriage until Elton passed away Oct. 15, 1987.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. When she moved to Hutchinson, she became a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed embroidery and crocheting, playing a good game of cards, and bingo. She also loved dancing and listening to old time music. Elizabeth cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Thomas E. Quast and his wife, Lynn of Lester Prairie, and LuAnn Kupka and her husband, David of Orono; grandchildren Jennifer Quast, Lisa (Jerry) Morin, Lauren (Anthony) Determan, Dan (Heidi) Shank, and Jessica (Ken) Wegener; and many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth is also survived by her brothers, Fredrick “Fritz” Oelfke of Norwood Young America, and David Oelfke and his wife, Judy of Ottertail; sisters-in-law Helen Oelfke of Hamburg, and Gloria Hilgers of Glencoe; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Elton, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Hilda Oelfke; a sister, Florence Huseman; and brothers Clarence (Connie) Oelfke, Victor Oelfke, and Walter Oelfke.

A memorial service took place Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lester Prairie. The Rev. Gerhard Bode officiated at the service, and the organist was Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon. Congregational hymns included “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” “Amazing Grace,” “Just As I Am,” and “Beautiful Savior.”

Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com.

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