Arnold Quale, 86

Arnold Eugene Quale, age 86, of Brownton, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

He was born April 20, 1932, in Carlyle, MT, the son of Clifford and Dolores (Bair) Quale.

Arnold honorably served his country in the US Air Force.

He was joined in marriage with Elaine Grosz Dec. 27, 1964, in Turtle Lake, ND. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Arnold retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after a long, enjoyable career as a soil conservationist.

Although he retired from full-time employment, he never stopped contributing to his community. Arnold enjoyed driving school bus in Dickinson, ND; Bemidji, and Hutchinson.

A true family man, Arnold’s wife, children, and grandchildren were the center of his everyday life. He also cared deeply for his brothers and sisters. He was open and accepting of everyone, and easily made friends everywhere he went. A good conversation or a lively game of cards made him so happy.

Arnold was proud of keeping his house and yard looking great, and truly loved a good garden. He was a man of faith, and giving back to his community was very important. Volunteering for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Helena, MT; participating in Kiwanis, or giving his time to other charity opportunities gave him joy. Arnold’s warm spirit will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elaine; children: Ranita Quale (Gregg Hodgson), Michelle Quale (Gregg Nistler), and Treisha Quale (Greg Batcher); five grandchildren: Zachary Nistler, Nash Nistler, Abbie Nistler, Jordan Quale, and Maxwell Batcher; and goddaughter: Alissha Mantell (granddaughter by heart); as well as his brothers, David, Norman, Kenneth and Clifford Quale Jr.; other relatives and friends.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lila, and Edna; and by brothers Donald, Irvin, and Conrad.

A memorial service took place Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with Pastor Laura Aase officiating. Interment with military rites took place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

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