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Obituaries from the week of February 13, 2008

Thomas Quigley, 94
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Church of Christ in Tracy for Thomas R. Quigley.
Thomas Richard Quigley was born December 27, 1913 to Thomas B. and Clara (Reinke) Quigley on the family farm in Springdale Township, Redwood County, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Church of Christ in Tracy, MN and attended Country School District #42 in Springdale Township. As a young man he worked on the farm with his family.
On September 30, 1944 Tom married Fannie Visker at the Church of Christ and they made their home on the family farm for a short time. They then moved to a farm northeast of Tracy and farmed until the mid 1960’s when they moved into Tracy. In 1967 Tom started the Tracy Sanitation Service and operated the business till 1977 when he sold it to his brother, George Quigley.
Tom was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and served as Deacon of the church in the past. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and keeping track of his grandchildren at many county and state fairs.
In January of 2008 Tom became a resident of the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy where he died Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the age of 94.
Tom is survived by his one daughter, Dorothy “Dottie” (Wayne) Tiedemann of Hull, IA; one son, Thomas A. Quigley of Tracy, MN; three grandchildren, David (Sherry) Tiedemann, Karen (Drew) Mosier and LeAnn (Jerris) Rensink, all of Hull, IA; seven great grandchildren; one brother, George (Tena) Quigley of Tracy, MN; three brothers-in-law, Jans (Mabel) Visker of Tracy, MN, Johnny (Joyce) Visker of Tracy, MN and Joe (Nicky) Visker of Coatsville, IN; two sisters-in-law, Jenni Haney and his brother, George’s wife, Tena Quigley, both of Tracy, MN; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents, wife, Fannie, one brother, Walter and his wife, Tena Quigley, two infant brothers, one brother-in-law, Hank Visker and three sisters-in-law, Marie DeYoung, Grace DeBlieck and Dorothy Kruger preceded him in death.
Interment was at the Tracy City Cemetery. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy handled the arrangements. Online condolences may be placed at

Norine Shaw, 92
Norine A. (Harrington) Shaw died February 5, 2008 of congestive heart failure.
Born in Lamberton, MN on August 10, 1915 to Clara and Ed Harrington, one of seven children, all of whom preceded her in death. Norine married Tracy native Chester Shaw in 1936. Two of their eight children, Richard and Patricia, died shortly after birth. The remaining six, Colleen (Dennis) Van Beek, Joyce (Jim) Jennings, John Shaw, Dean (Diane) Shaw, Mary (Mike) Orman, Anne (Mike) Shaw grew up in the Tracy area. They were blessed with 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Ches and Norine farmed in the Tracy, Balaton and Marshall communities until his death in 1965. They enjoyed all types of dancing, card playing and entertaining family and friends for all occasions. Norine moved to Minneapolis in 1967, where she taught in the Mpls and Richfield Catholic schools until her retirement in 1980. Norine was a woman of strong faith who remained very active in Richfield’s St. Peter’s Church until her move to The Terraces of St. Therese in Hopkins in 2005. She dearly loved her family and many relatives/friends and also loved to cheer for all of the local sports teams, especially her beloved MN Twins. Funeral mass was held on February 8 at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie, with internment next to Ches at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials preferred to The Harrington Foundation, 4250 Park Glen Rd, Mpls, MN 55416.

Wallace Madden, 95
Funeral services for Wallace Madden, 95, of Tracy, formerly of Cottonwood were held on Friday, February 8, 2008, at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Military rites were provided by American Legion Post 113 of Marshall and Marshall VFW. Interment followed at the Marshall Cemetery.
Wallace Raymond Madden was born on March 20, 1912 to George and Louise (Tiedje) in Lynd Township. Wallace died on Sunday, February 3, 2008, at Sanford Tracy Medical Center, in Tracy.
Wallace farmed with his parents before entering the United States Coast Guard. He served from 1942-1946. He returned to Marshall a few years before moving to Denver, CO. He later moved back to Lynd and Marshall and finally moved to Cottonwood around 1987. He moved to Tracy in 2006. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Cooties.
He is survived by his brother, Donald Madden of Broughton, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.