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Sid M. Qualley

Sid M. Qualley

Sid M. Qualley, age 84 of Eau Claire, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Sid was born on April 18, 1934 on the family farm in Hills, MN. He was the son of Melvin G. and Selma (Sjolseth) Qualley. Sid grew up in Luverne, MN and attended Luverne High School. At the age of 17, Sid chose to join the U.S. Airforce. He served during the Korean Conflict as an aircraft mechanic and was Honorably Discharged in 1955. Sid married Marilyn F. Davis on May 21, 1955 at Palisades Lutheran Church in rural Garretson, SD. After marriage they lived in several areas before settling in Eau Claire in 1976. He was a salesman for National Cash Register (NCR). After they closed the office in 1978, Sid continued in sales for several other companies. Sid retired and drove school bus for the Eau Claire School District for 14 years.

 Sid enjoyed remodeling the house and going camping. He was the Commander of the Eau Claire American Legion Post #53 for several years. Most of all, Sid enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Sid is survived by his wife of 63 years; Marilyn, children; Scott of Arkansaw, Carol (Darren Paulson) Laschinger of Arkansaw and Karen (Kelly) Golden of Colorado Springs, six grandchildren; Teshara (Jake), Nathan, Troy (friend Ashley), Todd (Fiancé Ricci), Amy and Joe, three great granddaughters; Graecyn, Lylah and Finley, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister.

Memorial Services will be 7:00PM Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand with Pastor Dan Richardson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00PM until the time of services at the funeral home on Thursday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Marlys Sterry

    Sorry for your loss Marilyn. We miss you and the music. Take care, always in our thoughts.

  2. Art Tome, Heatherwood care staff

    So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed getting to know Sid during his stay at heatherwood. He will be missed. Sincerly, Art Tome

  3. Jill Runkel

    Dear Qualley family,
    I am so sorry for your loss of Sid. Sending special love the my “sister” Karen and mom Marilyn. May peace and love surround you all.

  4. Diane Erstad Achterkirch

    You have been family friends for as long as I can remember - so many fun times and love that was shared. Wishing you peace during this this time and loving memories that you will carry with you always. Deepest heartfelt sympathies.

  5. David Erstad

    Marilyn, Scott, Carol and Karen - I'm saddened to hear the passing of Sid. I have fond memories of our families getting together while we lived in Davenport. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss.
    With sincere condolences,
    David Erstad

  6. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Carol and Scott and family-sorry to hear of the passing of your father- you are in our prayers-Scott and Kathy Messier

  7. Hailey Fitzl

    I had the pleasure of taking care of Sid at Heatherwood, his upbeat personality and witty humor is missed greatly here. I'm sadden to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with Marilyn as well as the rest of your family.

  8. Dan & Catherine Gronemus

    Marilyn -
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You and Sid were such a lovely couple. I have such fond memories of working with you, and partying with you and Sid so many years ago. - Dan

  9. Paul & Delores Buesser

    Marilyn and Family, Jane Phillips called us this AM when she read the obit in the EC paper. We are so sorry for your loss. We've lost touch lately but still feel like we were great friends in the past. Hope all is well with you. Send a message if you get a chance. Paul & Delores

  10. Kerri Jacob

    My deepest sympathies Marilyn and family. Sid will be missed by many. The memories I have of him will be with me forever. I am thankful he had been a part of my life.

  11. Dawn & Oran Sorenson

    God bless Sid, a man of many talents. He always knew how to fix things up. You were so proud of your kids... and their accomplishments. God bless the memories we will always cheerish.

  12. Colleen and Sonny Pierce

    So sorry to hear, think about you guys often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.

  13. Janet Davis

    I'm so sad to lose another genuine brother-in-law, Sid. He was always positive and saw the best in people. He will be missed by all who knew him!

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