John Frederick Quade (1917 - 2012)

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John Frederick Quade, 94, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Vandalia and Brownstown, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Mesa.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Bunker Family Funerals and Cremations in Mesa was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Quade was born on Nov. 12, 1917, in Brownstown, the son of Frank E. and Edith L. Quade. He married Mildred E. Harris on Jan. 18, 1941.
He was a 1935 graduate of Brownstown High School and attended Browns Business School in Centralia. He was in the Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific for two years. He worked for FS Services, now Growmark, from 1945-79, retiring from Kingston Mines River Terminal as a supervisor of the ammonia terminal. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, attended Community Chapel in Trailer Village in Mesa and became a member of Velda Rose Methodist Church in Mesa. He was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts when his sons were growing up. He and his family spent many vacations camping in their travel trailer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years; sister, Rosemary Carson of Godfrey; sons, Fred Quade of DeKalb and Gary Quade of Tempe, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Emily, John, Cameron and Keaton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 2 to Oct. 10, 2012
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