Alden Qualey

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Alden P. Qualey, 86
Alden Palmer Qualey, 86, of Austin died on June 30, 2008 at Good Samaritan Society Comforcare.
He was born July 18, 1921 in LaCrosse, Wis., to Edwin and Evelyn (Jeska) Qualey.
He graduated from Austin High School and served in the Army during WWII. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was married to Doris M. Hage on April 3, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Austin. Alden later attended the Austin Vocational Technical School. He was a retired employee of the Geo. A. Hormel Company.
Alden was a licensed pilot and received his license at the age of 15. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed wine making and an occasional fishing trip.
Alden is survived by his children, Phillip and Cheryl Qualey, Austin, Randy Qualey and Ruth Schmidt, Austin; Cindy and Steve Ruble, Austin; Larry and Brenda Qualey, Austin; grandchildren, Lisa (Pete) Moore, Amy (Adam) Exe, Ryan (Sarah) Qualey, Ramona Ruble, Justin Ruble, Jesse Qualey, Karissa Qualey; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a sister, Arlene Campbell.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2008 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Reverend William Natzke officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery with Austin Post #91 American Legion and Olaf B. Damm Post #1216 Veterans of Foreign Wars in charge of military rites. Friends may greet the family from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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