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Quentin Goulet Fiala, 91

Quentin Goulet Fiala, 91, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at North Collier Hospital in Naples, Florida.

Quentin Goulet Fiala, 91

Quentin was born on July 3, 1928, to Bohous and Virginia (Goulet) Fiala in Mora, Minnesota. He grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, and while he was a teenager, the family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Quentin attended school in Alexandria, but later graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. Quentin served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1948 to 1952 at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He was stateside during the Korean crisis and was honorably discharged in 1952. On Oct. 14, 1972, Quentin was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marlene Peters, in Minneapolis. For 35 years, he worked as an associate engineer for Northern States Power Company (now known as Xcel Energy) in Minneapolis. Quentin and Marlene lived in the Minneapolis area until Quentin’s retirement in 1987. The two then moved to Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, then moved on to Bristol, Virginia, 10 years later. Quentin and Marlene returned to Austin in 2007. Quentin was a former member of the Optimists and the Lions Club. When he was younger, Quentin loved fishing, hunting, golfing, woodworking, and traveling. For the past few years, he was known as “a regular” at the card tables of the Mower County Senior Center.

Quentin is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; brother, James Fiala of Bristol, Virginia; sister, Virginia (Jim) Goering of Crystal, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Leonard (Janet) Daniel of Crystal; and many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, A. Dan Fiala, Vincent Fiala, Edward Fiala and Lawrence Fiala; and three sisters, Lauretta Gnadt, Lavonia Daniel and Geneva Cleary.

Memorials are preferred to St. Edward’s Catholic Church of Austin, Channel One Regional Food Bank, Mower County Senior Center, St. Olaf Lutheran Church or donor’s choice. Services are prearranged and a graveside service is pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Private interment and a private graveside service will be at Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle, Minnesota. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.