December 15, 1917 – November 13, 2014
Robert S. Quade, age 96 of 149 S Woodlawn, Gillett, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died on Thursday, November 13, 2014 surrounded by family.
Bud was born December 15, 1917, in Laona to Robert R. and Cloa (Cournoyer) Quade. After moving to Gillett at the age of seven, Bud graduated from Gillett High School. He met his wife, Kathleen Cunningham, and they were united in marriage on October 15, 1940, at St. John’s Catholic Church, in Gillett. She preceded him in death on January 18, 2002. Bud served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of ”The Crozier Society” Catholic Foundation in Green Bay, St. John’ Catholic Community in Gillett where he served as trustee for many years, served as an usher, CCD instructor, council president and janitor, whatever needed to be done Bud would do it. He was a Charter member of Gillett Lions Club, Gillett American Legion, Gillett VFW, Gillett Snow Riders, Gillett non-profit housing authority and Gillett Industrial Development Corporation. Bud owned and operated Quade’s Five and Ten as well as Quade’s Ben Franklin Stores. He was an avid gardener and forester; he enjoyed spending time in his garden and in the woods cutting brush and splitting fire wood. In the evenings Bud enjoyed sitting watching a fire and praying his rosary.
He is survived by three children, Robert (Marcia) Quade, of Gillett, Susan Quade(Lawrence) Tienor, of Eau Claire, Joseph Quade, of Oconto Falls, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one sister Bernadine Quade, of Livermore, California.
Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen, his two sons John R Quade and Mark W Quade, his brother Richard, sisters Marion, Alice, Catherine and Arlene.
For their loving care, Bud’s family would like to thank the staff and residences of The Cottages at Meadowland and Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice.
Friends may call from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M. Tuesday at Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett. Visitation will resume Wednesday from 9 A.M. -11 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church, Gillett. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. Wednesday with the Reverend Dean Dombroski and Sister Marla Clercx officiating. Internment will take place following the Mass in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
Kuehl Funeral Home, 920-855-2144, of Gillett is serving the family of Robert S Quade.