Viola Delores Quast, age 87, of Gaylord, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
She was born at home Sept. 28, 1932, in rural Gaylord, the daughter of Robert and Augusta (Pomplun) Otto. Viola was baptized as an infant Oct. 16, 1932, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth April 14, 1946, by Pastor Stahlke, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord.
Viola received her education in Gaylord, and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School class of 1950.
She was united in marriage to Milo Quast Jan. 23, 1954, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Dryden Township.
Viola was employed at Good Samaritan Society, Rosenberg Egg Plant (M.G. Waldbaum), This Old House, the canning factory, Fingerhut, and others, retiring in 2004. She also always helped Milo on the farm.
Viola and Milo were blessed with four children, and they shared 63 years of marriage before Milo passed away Jan. 30, 2017.
Viola was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, for many years; later attending Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She was active in the Ladies Mission Society.
She enjoyed going to parades, and loved flowers, baking, cooking, gardening, and sewing. Viola cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Viola became a resident of Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
She is survived by her children, Douglas Quast and his wife, Connie, of Dassel, Deborah Draeger and her husband, Brian, of Stewart, Brian Quast and his wife, Rosy, of Gaylord, and Sandra Miller and her husband, Sam, of Winthrop; grandchildren: Traci Dummer and her husband, Willie, Dawn Kratzke and her husband, Paul, Travis Quast and his wife, Angie, Troy Quast and his wife, Nicole, Corey Draeger and his wife, Anna, Stacey Bipes and her husband, Nathan, Chad Draeger, Darrin Quast and his wife, Kelli, Wade Quast and his wife, Erin, Tara Quast, Russell Miller and his wife, Amanda, Candice Link and her friend, Andrew, Laura Miller, Amanda Forst and her husband, Kenny, and Roxy Bode; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by two brothers, Ray Otto of Gaylord, and Ervin Otto of Cleveland, MN; a sister-in-law, Lilah Otto of Arlington, MN; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Milo, Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Augusta Otto; siblings Elmer (Irmgard) Otto, Harold (Eleanor) Otto; and Clarence Otto; granddaughter, Tanya Draeger; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Otto.
Viola’s funeral service took place Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord, with interment in the church cemetery.
There was visitation Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Visitation continued Wednesday at the church, one hour prior to the service, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.