Quillin, Anastacia A.
Anastacia (Stacia) A. Quillin died July 26, 2013 at the age of 93. She was a very loved and blessed lady. Stacia was born March 11, 1920 on the family farm near New Albin, Iowa. She was the youngest and last surviving, of six children born to William and Bridget Theresa (Morgan) Bakewell.
After graduating from high school she continued with her education, and worked in St. Louis, Missouri. When WWII broke out she went to work in an airplane factory in St. Louis â€œBecause all the men were called to dutyâ€, including the love of her life Devoine (Duke) Quillin. She married Duke at the end of WWII and they had 62 glorious years together. Stacia and Duke loved â€œroad tripsâ€ from one day trips to see the fall colors, to their annual winters in Chandler, Arizona. Duke predeceased her on April 12, 2008. Stacia has waited a long time to road trip againâ€¦happy travels mom and dad.
Stacia is survived by three daughters, Colleen (Larry) Weibel, Mary Pretasky, and Patricia (Ken) Ebner; and eight grandchildren, Kellie (Peter) Schmitz, Katie (Jeremy) Palbicki, John (Michelle) Weibel, Avrie (Jeff) Schott, Nicholas (Krissy) Pretasky, Samantha (Jason) Forehand, Kyle (Aaryn) Ebner, and Jill (Jared) Gustafson. She so enjoyed spending time with her 14 great-grandchildren: Kimberly, Molly and Sophia Schmitz, Grace-Anastacia Palbicki, Eloise Weibel, Tegan-Devoine and Myla Schott, Anika and Naomi Pretasky, Asher Forehand: Kaleb, Kaleigh and Keagan Ebner, and Ruby Gustafson. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her sister-in-laws, Lois Quillin and Helen Quillin, brother-in-laws, Cyril Quillin and Ernest Yanke, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Stacia was active in Girl Scouts. She enjoyed being a member of the church choir, and ladyâ€™s society. She and Duke spent almost 30 years as Lay Ministers, giving out communion on Sundays at Franciscan Medical Center. She was a lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher and stayed active until her illness. Stacia was an avid and competitive golfer. She enjoyed several ladies days each week at area clubs, and golfed each winter in Arizona. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting and quilting. Her many projects are now treasured by her daughters.
There will be a celebration of life Mass at 10:30 at Holy Trinity Parish, 1333 13th Street South, La Crosse, WI on Tuesday July 30, 2013. Visitation will be at 9:30 until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Holy Trinity Church or Benedictine Manor. We sincerely thank the great staff at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center/ Benedictine Manor for their kind attention to our mother. We especially want to thank Sue Althaus, who made her look and feel beautiful every day. The Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Avenue So., is assisting with arrangements.