A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Todd Schneider officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Christian Mothers will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Friday evening.
Marcella Evelyn Calkins was born December 12, 1928 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Lester and Fern (Matthews) Calkins. She grew up on a farm in Todd County and attended country school for eight years. She continued her schooling and graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1946. Sally worked at the public library, the Sauk Centre Clinic as a receptionist and as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell. She married Raymond Beste on May 9, 1950 at the St. Paul’s Rectory in Sauk Centre. While raising five of her children, Sally worked at Fingerhut in Sauk Centre, Sarepta Home and at the Sauk Centre Senior High School as a cook. Raymond passed away suddenly on December 18, 1981. Sally then married Eugene Quade on August 31, 1985 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. Eugene died on September 7, 1986.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, a member and treasurer in 1989 of the Christian Mothers, treasurer for the Stearns County Home Council of the Home Extension, a member of Kozy Korners Homemakers and THEOS. She was also a member of a card group, the Lyman Prairie Birthday Club and delivered Meals on Wheels for 10 years.
She enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards and making wonderful memories with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sally is survived by her children, Vernon (Barb) Beste of Sauk Centre, Barbara (Bill) Burns of Hanley Falls, Ronald Beste of Sauk Centre, Kenneth (Terri) Beste of Sauk Centre, and Brenda (Warren) Stone of Sauk Centre; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Lewis (Leora) Calkins of Sauk Centre.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Fern Calkins; first husband, Raymond Beste; and second husband, Eugene Quade.
Serving as casket bearers will be Zachary Burns, Zebulon Burns, Nathan Beste, Amber Stone, Jessica Tounkara, and Becky Gregoire. Cross bearer will be Raymond Beste and scripture bearer will be Rochelle Beste. Gift bearers will be Pudge Kettler and Lois Johnson. Honorary bearers will be the Lyman Prairie Birthday Club, Kozy Korners Homemakers, her card club, high school classmates of 1946 and neighbors.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, Sauk Centre.