Roger Allen Quade Jr., 54, of Red WingRoger Allen Quade Jr., 54, of Red Wing, died on Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Red Wing Health Center.
Roger Allen Quade Jr., 54, of Red Wing, died on Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Red Wing Health Center.
Roger was born on July 4, 1954, in Red Wing, the son of Roger Sr. and Ellen (Stewart) Quade. He attended Burnside Elementary and Red Wing Central High School. He farmed with his Uncle Earl Johnson in Vasa; worked at Vasa Lutheran Church, Treasure Island and Econo Foods. Roger was united in marriage to Ruth Nelson on Oct. 15, 1999, at Concordia Lutheran Church. He enjoyed going to garage sales, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, eagle watching, deer hunting with his brothers, turtle hunting, exploring the Cannon bottoms, collecting John Deere tractors, and his truck "Digger." Roger was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Red Wing.
Roger is survived by his wife, Ruth of Red Wing; parents, Chuck and Ellen Varnardo of Red Wing; three brothers, Tim (Pam) Varnardo, Tom (Judy) Varnardo, and Bob (Holly) Varnardo all of Red Wing; two sisters, Sandra Hern of Hurst, Texas, and Helen (Claire) Stewart of Red Wing; stepson John (Kim) Nelson of Goodhue; stepdaughter Tanya (Brian) Gabbert of Red Wing; grandchildren Joshua, Alex, Jessie, and Jenna; and close friend Pastor Dobbins.
Roger was preceded in death by his dad, Roger Sr., and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Heggen officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com