Sigrid I. Quale

North Dakota resident Sigrid I. Quale died June 25, 2003, at the McKenzie County Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was 80. Quale was born March 3, 1923, in Rawson, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Lucy (Topping) Dexter.

She was raised on the family farm and attended school in Arnegard, graduating from Arnegard High School in 1940 as the class salutatorian. She then attended Capital Commercial College in Bismarck, N.D.

On January 1, 1943, she was united in marriage with Earl Roy Quale at Fort Snelling, Minn. They moved to Watford City, N.D., where they raised their family. Quale worked as a bookkeeper-secretary for Watford City High School, A.S.C.S. office, McKenzie County Welfare Office, the McKenzie County Grazing Association, McKenzie County Hospital, the Credit Union, and also worked at the American Legion Club. Earl died Aug. 28, 1995. Quale continued to live in Watford City.

Quale was a member of the First Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Legion Auxiliary, and the Friendly 15 Homemakers Club. She enjoyed bowling, playing darts, cards, board games, pulling the slots, and traveling.

Quale is survived by five sons Leon and his wife, Marge, of Glenwood City, Wis., Ronald and his wife, Maureen, of Slocomb, Ala., Glenn and his wife, Karla, Randy and his wife, Anita, all of Watford City, Jeff and his wife, Laura, of Craig; two daughters Nancy Lee and her husband, Denny, of Craig, and Gayle Homiston and her husband, Mick, of Gillette, Wyo.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters Alpha "Punky" Wallace of Watford City, and Audrey Kooreman of Winslow, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Bruce Quale and his wife, Delores, of Watford City; a sister-in-law, Mava Schuman of Tacoma, Wash.; and a special friend, Don Stevens of Watford City.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; two brothers Harold and Carl; and three sisters Doris, Thelma, and Margie.

Services were held on June 28, 2003, at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Alton Hillesland officiating. The reader was Punky Wallace. The pianist was Gen Bruins and the soloist was Bob Wisness.

Casket bearers were Monty Sondrol, Larry Sondrol, Jim Sondrol, Larry Schaff, Gerald Transtrom, and Darrel Quale.

The Watford City V.F.W. Auxiliary was the honorary casket bearer.

Ushers were C John Anderson and Arne Wollan.

Interment was at Schafer Cemetery.

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