April 23, 1940 - December 14, 2020
Puyallup, Washington - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Verl Lynn Quast, beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Verl passed peacefully Monday night with his wife Nadine by his side. Born to Lawrence & Emma Quast in Odessa, WA, Verl grew up on the family farm and graduated from Odessa High School in 1958. It is in Odessa that he met the love of his life, Nadine Pfeiff, with whom he would have celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage this coming June.
Verl attended UW & EWU, graduating with his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He began his teaching career in Puyallup where he taught at Spinning Elementary & Aylen Junior High. Always a great listener, he pursued a career in counseling, receiving his Master's Degree in Counseling from PLU. He continued to work in the Puyallup School District as a guidance counselor at Ballou Junior High & Puyallup High School. Verl went on to become an instructor & head of the counseling program at City University, as well as establishing his own local counseling practice. Throughout his career he was active in the PEA where he served as president; he was a WEA board member as well.
Verl didn't mind the rain and loved taking his family camping up & down the Pacific coast and to the rain forests of the Olympic peninsula. Verl became a world traveler when he & Nadine discovered their love of cruise ship vacations & began exploring places throughout the Mediterranean, South America, Hawaiian Islands, & Caribbean. He also took great joy in his many trips every year to California to spend time with his grandchildren & attend their ballet recitals, swim meets, soccer tournaments, Christmas activities, etc. One of his favorite activities with his grandchildren was playing games after dinner & laughing as a family.
Verl loved his family & with Nadine had 2 daughters, Sheri & Lisa. He is predeceased by his parents & older brother, Dennis. He is survived by his wife Nadine; daughters Sheri Quast Smith & husband Kevin (Volcano, WA); Lisa Quast Wilson & husband Brian (Issaquah, WA); grandchildren Kaylee & Brianna (Volcano, CA), Adria (Covington, WA), Mackenzie (Bellevue, WA), Juliane (Seattle, WA); great grandchildren Breiley, Harper, Scarlett (Covington, WA).
Verl was always someone who supported others in their time of need. We hope you will help us celebrate his life by donating to your local food bank or charity of your choice