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In Memory of Larry J. Quale

Visitation

Visitation will take place 5-8 PM, with a 7:30 PM Prayer Service Monday, May 28th at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson and 1 hr prior to Mass at church.

Funeral Services

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Tuesday, May 29th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson.

Larry J. Quale, Age 66 of Hudson, WI, passed away May 23, 2012 at The Gathering at Boutwell’s Landing in Oak Park Heights, MN after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Larry was born on September 16, 1945; the son of Harold and Marie (nee Brion) Quale.  Larry moved from Prescott to Hudson when he was a freshman and graduated from Hudson High School- the class of 1963.  Larry proudly served his country in the Army Reserves for 6 years following high school.  He was united in marriage on June 12, 1971 in St. Paul to Karlene Caress.  Their marriage was blessed with three children; Greg, Suzie and Sarah.    Larry worked as a millwright for 3M for 31 years and retired December of 2011. 

Larry had a quiet and dignified presence in life and with his faith.  He had a great sense of family and was a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, son and brother.  He had a gracious heart, served as protector of his family and never had a bad word to say about others.  He was thorough in his work, self-sufficient and knowledgeable with everything mechanical.  There was never a need to call a repair person as there was nothing broken that Larry couldn’t fix.  He loved the quiet and peacefulness of nature and especially enjoyed bow hunting and fishing.  Larry left a legacy of love and devotion to family and friends, will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.

Larry will remain in the hearts of his loving wife of 41 years, Karlene; son, Greg (Kristi) Quale of Oak Park Heights; daughters, Suzie (Dennis) Dettmann  of North Hudson and Sarah (Bill) Greifzu of Spring Valley; 9 grandchildren:  Jack & Olivia Quale, Ashley, Bryan and Madelyn Dettmann, Tori, Shannon, Sera & Sam Greifzu; parents, Harold & Marie Quale; 4 sisters, Pat (Chuck) Deal of New Richmond, Nancy Quale of Hudson, Diane (Joel) Edin of New Richmond and Barb (Tim) Bailey of Sussex, WI; as well as many other relatives & friends.  He was preceded in death by sister, Judi Lee; mother-in-law  and father-in-law, Mary & John Caress; brother-in-law, Jim Caress; and nephew, Kris Lee. 

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 PM, with a 7:30 PM Prayer Service Monday, May 28th at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson and one hour prior to Mass at church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 29th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson, with Fr. John Gerritts officiating.  Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Hudson.

Funeral and Cremation Services are entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725.

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