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Carl F. “C.F.” Quaday, 96

Apr 14, 2008

Lake Crystal — Carl F. “C.F.” Quaday, age 96 of Lake Crystal, died April 3, 2008 at the Lake Crystal Health Care Center in Lake Crystal.

Funeral Service was April 7, 2008 at First Presbyterian Church in Mankato with Rev. Dawn Carder officiating. Private burial was in Woodland Hills Memorial Park, Mankato.

Mankato Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Carl was born on June 4, 1911 in rural Blue Earth to William and Lorena (Levenick) Quaday. He was a 1927 graduate of Blue Earth High School. He married Arlene Pringle and they later divorced. On Sept. 19, 1953 he was united in marriage to Mildred Anderson in Hennepin County. Carl enjoyed cars and was a salesman for 71 years. He started selling cars for D.D. Murphy, Klatt Motors, and the Motor Inn all of Blue Earth. In 1956 they moved to Askov where they farmed until 1961. They then moved to the Mankato area where he worked for Clements Auto before owning and operating Midtown Motors and C.F. Quaday and Sons Motors on 3rd Avenue before retiring in 1993. Carl enjoyed fishing, playing the accordion and harmonica, playing cards, poker, reading and talking about cars. At Lake Crystal Health Care Center he enjoyed socializing, playing bingo and walking down memory lane.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Lake Crystal; children, Ailene Q. Gray of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Linda (Steve) Howk of Surprise, Ariz., Frank Quaday of Janesville, Leon (Sandy) Quaday of Eagle Lake, Sue (Scott) Lohse of Mankato, Duane Quaday and special friend Marilyn Rachuy of Lake Crystal, and Valerie (Ross) Richter of Morristown; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Marie Anderson of Bemidji; brother, Dick (Neva) Quaday of Blue Earth; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John; son, Curtis, grandson, Christopher; and granddaughter, Mindy.

Memorials may be given to an organization of the donor’s choice.