Thomas Quigley, 94
Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, February
13, 2008 at the Church of Christ in Tracy for Thomas
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
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 www.almliefh.com.
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
He was preceded in death by his parents.