Joseph Frederick Quade, 94 of Gillespie, died at Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care in Litchfield on Thursday, July 5, 2018. He was born November 6, 1923, in Edwardsville to Charles Quade and Mary Irene (Garde) Quade. He married Arlene (Rugel) Quade on February 11, 1947, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on September 26, 1999.
He was retired after having been a postal clerk for the US Postal Service. Joseph was a veteran of the US Navy after having served during WWII. Joseph was a member of the Hilltop Coin Club, Knights of Columbus #2076 of Gillespie, VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, Holy Cross Cemetery Board and Gillespie Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his daughters, Deanna Girardi of Staunton and Jolene (spouse, Dennis) Hausman of Springfield; grandchildren, Kristen Girardi (companion, Mary DeSmet) of Saint Louis, MO, Margo Girardi (spouse, Christian Sutter) of Kirkwood, MO, Lindsay Hausman (spouse, Jeff Garcia) of Springfield, and Sarah Cappelen (spouse, Terry Cappelen) of Rolling Meadows, IL; and great-grandchildren, Parker Cappelen, Kaylen DeSmet-Girardi, Aliyah DeSmet-Girardi, Ethan Sutter, and Eloise Sutter.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; son in law, Robert Girardi; two brothers; and one sister. Visitation services will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Funeral mass is Monday, July 9, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at SS Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie with Father Charles Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care or Partnership for Educational Excellence District 7. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.