Margaret Marcella Quale, 95

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Margaret Marcella Quale, 95, of Rose Creek, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Adams Health Care Center, of cancer.

Margaret Marcella Quale, 95

Margaret Marcella Quale, 95

Margaret was born in Rose Creek on Oct. 29, 1919, to James and Catherine (McIntyre) Cawley. She was baptized, had First Communion, confirmation and married Hilding Leslie Quale, all from St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek. Margaret graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1937. Hilding died on July 10, 1974.

Margaret was a homemaker and was a member of St. Peter’s Altar Society.

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Margaret is survived by daughters: Kathleen Hanson of Rochester, and Mary Lou (Donald) Blaeser of West St. Paul; grandsons: Randal Hanson of Woodbury, Richard (Dee) Hanson of Victoria, and Michael Hanson of Rochester; a great-grandson Hunter John Hanson of Victoria; along with many nieces and nephews.

Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Hilding Quale; parents, James and Catherine Cawley; sisters: Louise (Lyle) Brown, Lacena (Bernard) Regan, Ann Cawley; brothers: Patrick (Marcella) Cawley, James (Maxine) Cawley, Marty (Elvina) Cawley and John (Francis) Cawley and Anthony Cawley; son-in-law, Dennis Hanson; mother-in-law, Laura Quale; sisters and brothers-in-law: Neva (Dale) Hilker, Lorraine (Kenneth) Knuteson, Kermit (Catherine) Quale; nephew, James Regan, and niece, Linda Brandt.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Fr. Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service only. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Rose Creek. Mayer Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Margaret. Online