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Donald "Skip" Quastad

Monday, August 11th, 1930 - Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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Donald Duane Quastad, the son of John and Belle (Hanson) Quastad, was born August 11, 1930, in Gruver, Iowa. He departed this life on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 88.
Skip received his education in the rural Emmet County Schools and graduated from Maple Hill, Iowa High School. He served in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954 where he was stationed in Alaska and developed a lifelong love for it and continued to make trips back throughout his life.
Skip lived all his life in the Estherville area. On December 1, 1957 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Culbertson. Following the couple's marriage, they farmed in rural Gruver. Skip farmed most of his life and owned and operated a bin building business. He enjoyed inventing and tinkering with things in his shop, loved airplanes and flying, but most important was spending time with his kids and grandkids. Skip was also known for his dry humor.
He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church South of Gruver.
Left to cherish Skip's life are his wife, Kathleen of Estherville; children, Jane (Ron) Olson; and their children, Bobbi Jo (Neal) Ruschy and their children, Kendyl and Hillary; Travis (Mary) Olson, Abby (Mike) Hough and their children, Caitlyn, Brynn and Rylee; Nick (Angie) Olson and their children, Mya and Wyatt; Randy Quastad and his children, Jason Quastad, Tara (Aaron) Smit and their child, Thayne; Jill (Ken) Jensen and their children, Elizabeth (Riley) Montgomery and their child, Eli; Emily (Matt) Gruhlke; Hallie Jensen; Tom (Elaine) Quastad and their children, Sydni and Kylie Quastad; siblings, Janet Doolen of Colorado and Marlys (Dave) Landmesser of California and special niece Traci O’Brien of Colorado.
Skip has been preceded in death by his parents; brother, Omer Quastad; sisters, Donna (Ron) Herum; Joan (Gene) O'Brien; brother-in-law, Larry Doolen and daughter-in-law, Barb Quastad.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, August 30, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel-Estherville
    401 North 7th Street
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  • Service

    Friday, August 31, 2018 | 10:30am
    Friday, August 31, 2018 10:30am
    Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church - South of Gruver
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  • Interment

    Swan Lake Township
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