Irene Quast: 1917-2021
Irene Quast, age 104 of Menno, S.D., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno. A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 15 at Grace Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. Theresa Jacobsen officiating. Burial was in the Menno Cemetery.
Irene Jacobina (Sayler) Quast was born on a farm near Scotland, S.D. on June 6, 1917 to Emil and Anna (Nusz) Sayler. She was baptized at Ebenezer Reformed Church, and confirmed and married at Salem Reformed Church in Menno. As a child Irene grew up on the farm and attended country school through the eighth grade.
Irene married Ray Quast in 1940 and together they began farming. She enjoyed the outdoors and the life of a farm wife until retiring and moving to Menno in 1986. Irene then moved into the Menno-Olivet Care Center in 2007 where she had remained for the past 14 years.
Survivors include three daughters: Marlys Handel of Menno, Phyllis (Marvin) Beuckens and Sylvia (Jerry) Berg of Sioux Falls, S.D.; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother (Milo Sayler) and son-in-law (Gerald Handel).
Family wishes for memorials to be divided to the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Grace Lutheran Church or designated as you request.