Donald A. Quandt

Donald A. Quandt, 85, of Randalia, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette with Rev. Herbert Mueller, III officiating.  Interment will follow at Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Becker-Milnes Funeral home in Fayette and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be given to the family. 

Donald Arthur, son of Arthur and Ella (Wichmann) Quandt, was born May 25, 1930, near Hawkeye in Windsor Township of Fayette County, Iowa. He was baptized June 22, 1930, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union and confirmed June 18, 1944, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. He received his education in the Fayette Public Schools. On November 27, 1957, he was united in marriage with Roma Henning at Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette. The couple made their home on a farm in rural Randalia. He farmed for many years and passionately enjoyed doing so until a couple of years ago. He was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fayette.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul (Marian) Quandt of Waterloo, Kenny (Bev Duncan) Quandt of Maynard; four sisters, Betty Volker of Fredericksburg, Idella Klein of Fayette, Lauretta Pape of West Union, and JoAnn (Russel) Treptow of Maynard; twenty nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Roma, who died November 23, 2011, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gehlen, who died in 1997, three brothers-in-law, Elmer Volker, Bill Pape and Clifford Klein; and two nephews, Rick Quandt and Delbert Volker.    


Delores Fagle Thom & Robert Fagle on March 3, 2016 at 7:39 AM said:

We'll always remember what a good neighbor Don was to us. Dwaine and Bob always enjoyed visiting with Don and always offering help if we needed it. I remember Bob telling how he would go down to see about buying oats and be there the better part of the day visiting with Don. Now the Lord has given him back to his beloved Roma. That is good. They are together again.
Pat Baumler on March 2, 2016 at 8:21 PM said:

I am sorry I will not be able to attend visitation or funeral services, as I will be in Bemidji MN attending baptism services for our great granddaughter.
Pat Baumler on March 2, 2016 at 8:16 PM said:

My sincere sympathy. I enjoyed visiting with Don a couple weeks ago, recalling good memories of the years I delivered mail to him & Roma. They were always kind and helpful to me, Don helped me shovel out of a snowbank one day, and after I told him that was the 4th time I had been stuck that day, he told me it was OK for me to go back to the Post Office and call it a day. I thanked him a followed his advice.
He was a kind and good man, always had a smile.
God Bless his family.

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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