Quentin James Burg, 92, of
Caledonia, passed away Monday, December 26, at Caledonia Care and Rehab.
Que was born July 21, 1924, in Caledonia to Nick and Magdellena (Wagener) Burg. He married Esther Costello on March 4, 1946, at St. Mary's Church, Minnieska, Minn. They farmed in Fountain City, Wis., for two years before moving to Winnebago township, Houston County, where he farmed for many years. Que was an innovative farmer and cattleman, not afraid to try new things in the field, and in the cattle business. He spent his retirement years traveling with Esther, and wintered in Arizona, until her passing in 1993. He was active with St Mary's School when his children attended there, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for 65 years. He enjoyed spending time celebrating many family events with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was an avid Euchre and 500 player, to which many can attest. He always had a smile on his face, and some wit to go with it.
Que is survived by his nine children, Carol(Edwin) Barker of Garner Iowa, Connie (Mike) Graf of Hokah, Joe (Kathy) of Caledonia, Teresa (Michael) Ross of Hokah, Mary,(Jake) Hauser of Caledonia, Susan (Steve) Kiesau of Caledonia, Chris (Toby) Denstad of Caledonia, James (Cindy) of New Albin, Iowa, and Jan (Steve) Peterson of Caledonia: grandchildren: Robert (Lisa), Daniel(Michelle), Laurel(Hua) Ming, Michael Barker, Adam(Jessie), Graf, Maria(Justin) Schroeder, Jessica(Darryl) Twite, Jamison(Jeni), Quentin(Shannon) Burg, Bethany(Mathew) Thompson, Lance(Jess), Joshua(Jackie), Jonah(Kristin) Ross, Christine(Jacob) Kruse, Jason(Heather), Zachariah(Andrea) Hauser, Sara (Buck) Cordes, Shannon, Mathew, Carla(Scott) Kiesau Amanda Weed, Emma(Andy) Fort, Jesse Knutson, Eva, Eli Gleason, Mc Kenzie, Evan Denstad, Meghan(Nick) Liebold, Alexander(Aleigha), Lee (Sarah) Burg, Jacob, Nickolas Peterson, and 41 great grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 47 years, Esther, his parents, brothers Fr. Syxtus, and Everest Burg and Sisters Leocadia Dischinger, Theadora Scharnweber, and grandaughter in-law Jennifer Barker.
A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 30 at St Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 29 at St Mary's Holy Family Hall, Caledonia, or Friday morning at Holy Family Hall from 9:15 to 10:15.
McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia is assisting the family.