John Quast, age 57 of rural Henderson, died Monday, July 7, 2008 at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10th from Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington and one hour prior to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery in Henderson.
Mr. Quast was born on December 20, 1950 in St. Peter, Minnesota to Otto and Lillie (Buesing) Quast. He first went to country school and then attended Arlington-Green Isle Public Schools. He married Gloria Jean Schneider in April 1973 in Henderson. That marriage dissolved in 1978. John then married Cynthia Ann Grimsgard on February 14, 1981 in Anoka. John was baptized as an adult and confirmed on March 31, 1985 at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington. He was employed at Glenn Michaels Trucking, Big Stone and Green Giant Canning Companies, Arlington Concrete Products, MG Waldbaum, and Waste Management. He was an adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 59 of Gaylord, loved camping, fishing, boating, hunting, four wheeling, nature walks, campfires, and playing practical jokes.
John is survived by his wife, Cindy Quast of Henderson; children, Michelle Lee (John) Blair of Shakopee, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” (David) Pagel of Mankato, Jayson John Quast of Henderson; siblings, Ernest Quast of Henderson, Ruth (Clinton) Prahl of Le Sueur, Lorenz (Barb) Quast of Belle Plaine, Mayonna Brenke of Norwood Young America; God children, Tanya Taylor and Matthew Larsen, and numerous family and friends.
John is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law; Walter Brenke.