Alton Quade, 1935-2020

Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 11, 2020

Alton Quade, 84, of Albert Lea died Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Due to the social distancing restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 virus, a private family service will be at 1 p.m. April 18. The Rev. Matt Lehman will officiate. The service will be streamed live on the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Online condolences are welcome at Sympathy cards for Alton’s family can be mailed in c/o to Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, 1415 Highway 13 N., Albert Lea, MN 56007.

Alton Quade

Alton Carlyle Quade was born Oct. 20, 1935, at the family farm in Barber Township. He grew up and attended school in Blue Earth. From a young age, Alton worked on the family farm before also farming with his brother. He eventually transitioned to work at Wilson & Co./Farmstead, where he later retired from.

In 1956, Alton married Ila Anderson in Frost and the couple later divorced.

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Alton was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Eagles and Moose clubs in Albert Lea. He enjoyed fishing, camping, animals, auctions and going up north. He also enjoyed talking to Audrey, spending time socializing with others at the Eagles and Moose clubs, and especially being with his grandkids.

Alton is survived by his children Peggy (Randy) Berg, Bruce (Wendy) Quade and Tara (Dean) Ketterling; grandchildren Dalten Ketterling, Keith Berg, Amy Berg, Jacob Quade, Ryan Quade, Ashley Quade, Alexia Quade, Steve Strunk, Curt Strunk and Angie Strunk; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Alton was preceded in death by his son, Brad Quade; parents LaRae and Eileen Quade; and brother, Lyle Quade.