James Aloysius Quast, age 78, of Buffalo, formerly of Winsted, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by his family.
A memorial service will take place Friday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake, with visitation at the church, beginning at 9 a.m.
James was born Jan. 31, 1941, the son of John and Mary (Neumann) Quast, and grew up in rural Winsted.
He graduated with the class of 1959 from Holy Trinity High School in Winsted; and enlisted in the US Army in 1960, serving two years.
James was united in holy matrimony with Sharon M. Munsterteiger June 26, 1965, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Jim and Sharon had four daughters: Tina, Tanya, Tasha, and Trista. Their marriage spanned 53 years, just days shy of 54 years.
Jim worked at Bladholm Brothers in Osseo, for 27 years, until the company was sold. Then, he worked for Peterson Chapel, Pam Oil, and others.
Fall was Jim’s favorite time of the year as he worked at Plum Crazy Apple Orchard in Buffalo. He was looking forward to working at the orchard again this fall.
He enjoyed hunting grouse and pheasants, playing 500 and buck euchre, bus tours with Sharon, and coaching his daughter’s junior high traveling basketball teams. Jim, most of all, loved spending time with his immediate family.
A faithful member of the Catholic church, Jim was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He felt the key to heaven was saying the rosary. Each morning, he spent two hours with EWTN, a Catholic-based American cable television network, which guided his day.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; daughters Tanya (Todd) Harrington, Tasha (Steve) Burslie, and Trista (Mike) Hubbell; grandchildren Carter, Sadie, Emerson, Everett, Cooper and Breckyn; siblings Joseph, John, and Theresa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina; his parents; in-laws Ambrose and Stella Munsterteiger; and siblings William, Jerome, Raphael, David, Clarine, Mercedes, Alma, Fedalis, and Genny.