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Lance K. McQuarie, 71

May 17, 2015

Lance McQuarie

Kasson Lance Kent McQuarie, 71, of Kasson, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Prairie Meadows Senior Living in Kasson, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Lance was born on Feb. 29, 1944, in Blue Earth, to John and Rosabelle (Thompson) McQuarie and attended Blue Earth High School. On Nov. 7, 1964, he married Sandra Kopischke. Lance was a construction foreman for Wick Buildings Systems and traveled the five-state area building farm pole buildings. In 1970, the family made its home in Kasson where Lance was the Sales Manager and car salesman at Kasson Ford and Universal Ford in Rochester and where they raised their two children. They were divorced in 1982.

On Feb. 10, 1990, Lance married Marlys Krueger in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Candlelight Chapel, and they continued to live in Kasson where Lance was employed at Kasson Lumber Company until his retirement in 2006.

Lance was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He loved hunting and fishing, was very involved in the local Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever chapters, and a strong advocate for wetland conservation. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion. He was known for his jerky, pickles, sauerkraut, salsa, and anything else you could put in a canning jar.

He is survived by his wife, Marlys McQuarie, of Kasson; daughter, Kristy (Mark) Turner, of Kasson; son, Aaron McQ, of Seattle, Wash.; stepson Dean (Sharon) Aarsvold, of Mankato; stepdaughter Sherie (Leslie) Roland, of Fargo, N.D.; mother Rosabelle McQuarie, of Prescott, Wis.; sisters, Patty (George) Munchow, Bartlett, Tenn., Lisa Kohl, Prescott, Wis.; brother John (Patty) McQuarie, Jr., Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father John McQuarie and sister Linda Jarmillo.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. at South Zumbro Lutheran Church, 4830 120th Ave SW, Kasson, with Pastor Mark Schwartz officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service, and lunch will be provided afterward. Burial will be in the South Zumbro Cemetery at a later date. Please join us in the celebration of Lance’s life at the Kasson American Legion after lunch.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Rochester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dibble Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Kasson is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.dibblefuneralhome.com .