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William L. "Bill" Quarfot, 72


Dec. 14, 1941 - May 4, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for William L. "Bill" Quarfot, age 72, of Hawick, who passed away at the Paynesville Hospital in Paynesville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial with military honors will take place in the Roseville Township Cemetery in Hawick.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and after 9:30 a.m. on Friday all at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Arrangements are with the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

William (Bill) Quarfot was born December 14, 1941, in Richmond, MN.  Seven days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was born to parents, Gilbert and Elizabeth (Karnitschnig) Quarfot.  He lived most of his life in Hawick/Paynesville area.  Bill attended a one room school house in District One in Hawick.  After sixth grade he attended Paynesville Middle and High School, graduating in 1959.  After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  After completing Boot Camp in San Diego, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton California.  While assigned to the 4th Marine Division, Bill served overseas in Okinawa, Japan, Philippines, and supported helicopter resupplies in Vietnam.  After returning from overseas, he was assigned to Paris Island Marine Corps Depot, South Carolina, where he met and married Diane Massoletti in 1963. Diane and Bill were united in marriage for 50 years.  He was honorably discharged in 1963 and he and Diane moved to California, where he worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Bill and Diane returned to Hawick, Minnesota in 1966, to be closer to family.  Bill worked at United Parcel Service for 30 years, mainly delivering packages to the Cold Spring, Richmond and Rockville area.  After his retirement from UPS he worked part time for Teal's Market, stocking groceries. He distributed communion at St. Louis Catholic Church for 34 years.

Bill enjoyed butterflies, birds, animals, nature, biking and working outside in the woods.  Bill enjoyed dining out with his family and socializing with friends.  He was a person that did not like to sit around, constantly finding small jobs to keep busy.  He was a Life Time Member of American Legion Post 271, Paynesville, and VFW Post 428, St Cloud. He served on the Roseville Township Cemetery Board and maintained the township hall.

Bill is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Reed and Jerald (Nancy); and daughter, Yvette (David); six grandchildren, Courtney Maxwell (Brian), Lauren, Emily, Jacob, Ellen and Ashley; and one great grandchild, Christopher; brother, Tom Quarfot of Hawick; and sister, Mary (Bob) Cushman of Paynesville; and nephew, Troy (Laurie) Boyle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 6, 2014
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