Raymond Quade


Raymond Quade

Raymond John Quade, age 82 of Westbrook, passed away October 26, 2018 at Westbrook Good Samaritan Society. Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday October 29 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 30. A luncheon will be at the Community Center in Westbrook following the funeral. Interment will follow at the Jeffers Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Stephens Funeral Services – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Raymond John Quade was born June 29, 1936 to Herman and Mary (Backes) Quade at their family farm in Storden Township. Raymond was baptized and confirmed at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Jeffers. He graduated from Jeffers High School and attended the University of Minnesota. Raymond was united in marriage to Carole Heath on April 8, 1961 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. They raised their family on the farm in rural Jeffers. He retired from a lifetime of farming in 2001. Raymond and Carole wintered in Mission Texas. In 2013 they moved to Westbrook. Raymond was a Deacon and church council member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. He was active in the community and on the Board of Storden Township, Jeffers Elevator, Southwest Grain Terminal, Rolling Hills Golf Club and Jeffers Ruritan Club. Raymond enjoyed playing cards, fishing, bowling, golf (3 holes-in-one) and socializing with family and friends. Raymond especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in church, sport, and school activities.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carole; sons Clayton (Jodi) Quade of Bagley and Anthony (Kelly) Quade of Westbrook; daughters Catherine (Douglas) Goaley of South St. Paul and RaeAnn (Anthony) Schmalzbauer of New Brighton; grandchildren Abbey (Trevor) Swanson, Hilary (Spenser) Narum, Hannah, Austin (Kassandra), Dr. Alexis, Ashton, Andrew Quade, Samuel, Paige, Tate Goaley, Triston and Tyra Schmalzbauer; three great grandchildren; sisters Elvera Cullen, Anna Heinz, LaVonne (Alfred) Iverson; cousin Will (Cosette) Fester; and nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; son LaMont Quade; sister Lola Bigbee; and granddaughter Alison Quade.


  1. Arlan karschnik says

    Prayers and sympathy to Ray’s family.

  2. Jackie Rogers says

    Quade family so sorry for your loss! Just know that he is in a better place. Thought and prayers to all .

    Todd and Jackie Rogers

  3. Rod and Nancy Boeck says

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to Raymonds family…

  4. Dan Conrad says

    Carol, I want to extend my sympathies on the loss of Raymond.

  5. nicole bartels says

    Condolences from Patty Bartels and family.

  6. James Heath says

    Condolences to my Aunt Carol, and the Quade family.
    Uncle Raymond was jovial, kind, and loved by many.

  7. Becky Sherva says

    I am so very sorry to hear about Raymonds passing Carole. He was in my prayers these past few years. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

  8. Shirley Vandermoon says

    So sorry for your loss, Carole. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  9. Angela Hoehne says

    Praying for peace for your family. I’m so sorry for your loss with Ray’s passing. I have many a good memory spending time with the Quade family.

  10. Bonnie Hoehne says

    We are sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all. Treasure the memories. Roger and Bonnie Hoehne.

  11. Steve and Suellen Dusek says

    Our condolences to your family.

  12. Craig and Nancy Fratzke says

    Carole and family, we are so sorry we can’t be with you this week! Our hearts are filled with wonderful memories of you and Raymond and of our Texas time together. Sending ?and prayers your way.

  13. Katie Cooley & Family says

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God bless you and give you all happy memories of Ray at this hard time.

  14. Nick Meyer says

    Ray was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed by all.
    Rest in peace. Our sympathy to the entire Quade family.

  15. When Fritz and I had a Farm Auction it seemed the crowd was not complete with out Ray there. You have my sympathy on your loss.

  16. LeeLand and Jayne Mischke says

    Sending the Quade family all of our sympathies, such a loss to your family. Rest in peace.

  17. Gary Corbin says

    Carole, I was sorry to hear about the passing of Raymond. I hung on to his belt as he led me, blocking for the good Wolves football team. It was always comforting to have him out in front as my lead blocker.
    Great memories.
    Thinking of you and your family at this time.


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