Joel Mark Quittschreiber, 47, of Wadena, formerly of Frazee, peacefully passed into eternal life on Feb. 11, 2010, at the Parkview Group Home, surrounded by his loved ones.
Joel was born Feb. 5, 1963 in Detroit Lakes to Donald and Ann (Janu) Quittschreiber. As a boy, Joel moved to Sauk Centre, Minn., where he attended school until his graduation in 1983. Following his graduation, Joel moved to Wadena, where he has resided at the Pembina Group Home. Joel was an active participant at the Sebeka Day Activity Center where he performed a variety of outside jobs. He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed boating and fishing on the area lakes. Joel was an avid bowler and loved to follow the Minnesota Vikings football team. He was a big fan of Vikings linebacker no. 52, Chad Greenway. Joel was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was placed in the care of the Tri-County Area Hospice. Although Joel did live with limitations and handicaps on Earth, he is now experiencing a life without limitations in the full splendor and glory of his Heavenly Father.
Funeral services were held Feb. 16 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Evergreen with the Rev. Tony Close officiating. The casket bearers were Mark Dyer, Gerald Dyer, Dennis Quittschrieber, Michael Quittschrieber, Darwin Bachmann and Doug Janu. Honorary casket bearers were Leland Ellenberg, Judy, Harry and Nolan. Interment will be in the Quittschreiber family plot at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery at Evergreen.
Survivors include his parents, Donald and Ann Quittschreiber of Frazee; sister, Denise (Frank) Evangelista of Severn, Md.; brother, James (Barbara) Quittschreiber of Frazee; as well as six beloved nieces and nephews and seven precious great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his house parents: Harry and Judy Dahlin and his many friends.
Joel was preceded in death by his grandparents, two aunts and an uncle.