Arthur Roman Quast passed away peacefully Thursday, April 16, at 91 years of life. He suffered heart disease over the last few years yet remained a kind and gentle man to all who knew him. He loved his family dearly and had kind words, a smile, and a question or two, for everyone he met.
Arthur was born to Arthur Richard Quast and Lorraine (Steffen) Quast in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on September 1, 1928 where he grew up. He is a 1946 graduate of North High School in Sheboygan where he was senior class president. He spent the next two years in the Army Security Agency in Tokyo and Seoul, was graduated from Marquette University in 1952 with a major in Business Administration and President of the Student Union Board. Always having an interest in printing, he began a 30-year career with a major printing firm in sales and marketing, becoming a specialist in magazine printing sales.
Arthur is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Pearl (Kolb) Quast and three sons: Arthur R. Jr (Ginger) Quast, Omaha, NE; Robert F. Quast, MD, Chesapeake, VA; and John M. Quast, San Jose, CA., and four grand-children: Meredith (Chris) Kasian, Nathaniel, Grant and Emma Quast. To Art’s delight, a great grandchild is on the way. Preceding him in death are his parents, Arthur and Lorraine, as well as his three younger siblings: Richard Quast, Susan Costa and Mary Gallimore.
In 1992 Art and Pearl retired in Sun City West, Arizona, where they immediately became immersed in the community. As members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Art was a Eucharistic minister and Vice President of the Pastoral Council when Prince of Peace was being built. He coordinated and was editor of the dedication book. In the community Art joined the Sun City West Prides, became a Del Webb hospital pharmacy volunteer, a library volunteer and a member of Theatre West and a golf club. An avid reader, a history buff, and a people-person well described Art and it continued as he retired again – this time to Grandview Terrace Independent Living in 2014. Soon he was elected to the Resident Council. He enjoyed the many activities of Grandview, including exercise classes, movies, lectures and music performances for residents.
A funeral Mass at Prince of Peace Church in Sun City West will be scheduled later. Private burial will be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Grandview Terrace Scholarship Committee, 14515 W Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375, which enables continuing education for staff, including health care workers like those who cared for him in his decline. His faith in people and in God sustained him!
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Grandview Terrace Scholarship Committee
14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, Sun City West AZ 85375