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With sympathy on behalf of the Holy Cross Parish Family

Donald Quass is the father of Holy Cross parishioner Jeff (Mary Jane) Quass.

Donald G. Quass, 81, Green Bay, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born July 4, 1928, in Milwaukee, to Paul and Estelle (Hoida) Quass. Donald served his country as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves. On Sept. 12, 1953, he was united in marriage to Joan Zwaschka at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Green Bay. They recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. Donald began his career in banking shortly after high school as a teller at Kellogg Bank. He was hand picked by the bank president to start a new bank known as American National Bank and served as president until his retirement. Donald was a very active member of the Kiwanis Club and served as treasurer and president. He was also very active with the Little League Program. Donald was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing and spending time on the beach in Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan; three children and their spouses, Linda and Lynn Jaeger, Trevor, Wis.; Jeff and Mary Jane Quass, Brenda and Joe Vannes, all of Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, Zach, Andy, Tori, Kristin, Trevor, Payne, Maia, Leila, Courtney, Chandler, Casey, Connor; many other relatives and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Dr., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Donald’s family would like to thank all of the nurses and the staffs of Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for the excellent care given to Donald and his family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to benefit a scholarship fund with the Kiwanis Club.

Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to http://www.blaneyfuneralhome.com/.

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