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Marvin Quade

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April 29, 1930-Oct. 28, 2011

Marvin A. Quade, 81, of Frazee, died Friday, October 28, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. There will be a 6 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues for one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

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Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Evergreen in rural Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment was to be in the church cemetery.

Marvin Arthur Quade was born to Arthur and Hilda (Osterman) Quade on April 29, 1930 in Frazee. He was raised and educated at Frazee and graduated from Frazee High School in 1948.

Marvin was united in marriage to Ethel Bartel, December 28, 1948 in Evergreen. They farmed in Evergreen Township, rural Frazee, where they raised turkeys, cattle and chickens. He also operated Quade Breeding Service, 1964-92. He retired from farming in 1992.

Marvin was an avid musician and was well known for providing entertainment at the area nursing homes. He enjoyed singing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and entertaining others with his music. Marvin also created a very special bond with the Amish community and was a reliable source of transportation for them for many years, and he treasured their friendship.

Survivors include his wife Ethel, of Frazee; two sons, Larry (Karen) and Steve (Tammy) both of Frazee; a daughter, Diane (Daryl) Heiden of West Fargo; daughter-in-law, Bev (Gordy) Johnson of Carolton, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his son, James; three infant daughters; his parents; and an infant sister.

Furey Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at www.fureyfh.com.

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