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OBIT: Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City

Keith Quade, 68, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City.

A funeral service for Keith Quade will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Norman Bauer officiating. Burial will be at Beckwith Cemetery in rural Colwell, Iowa.

Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday.

Keith Alan Quade, the son of Kenneth and Josephine (Nott) Quade, was born May 23, 1951 in Charles City. He received his education in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School in 1969. Keith helped on the family farm, bought and sold antiques and worked for his brother, Marcus, at Quade Construction for several years.

Keith took great pride in his antique collecting, especially the player pianos he rebuilt and played. He taught himself how to play the piano, and he entertained his guests in his basement after wonderful dinner parties he would host at his house (Keith was a wonderful cook). Keith was also an avid rock collector with beautiful rock and floral gardens at his home. He touched many lives throughout the years, and will be missed by all who loved him.

Living family members include his three sisters: Marjorie Hanson of Elk Grove, California, Marcella (Jim) LaBounty of Charles City and Marylee Mehmen of Nashua; two sisters-in-law: Carol Quade and Brenda Rickart both of Charles City; uncle: Warren Nott of Charles City; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Roger Quade and Marcus Quade; brother-in-law, Dennis Mehmen; and by a nephew.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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