Ethel Mae <I>Quast</I> Sellers

Ethel Mae Quast Sellers

Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 23 Feb 2015 (aged 91)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Elkton, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 143046208 · View Source
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Ethel Mae (Nicol) Sellers 91 of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday morning February 23, 2015 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home in Austin.

Ethel Mae Quast was born September 17, 1923 in Mower County, Minnesota to Friedrick Wilhelm (Will) and Vera (McGillvray) Quast. Growing up she worked on the family farm driving horses and tractors. Ethel Mae was a 1941 graduate of Rose Creek High School before receiving her teaching degree from Winona State University in 1945. She was a high school math teacher in Dodge Center, Elkton and Frost from 1945 to 1951. On June 10, 1951 Ethel Mae married Max S. Nicol at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. max and Ethel mae owned Nicol's toy and Hobbycraft in Austin for 31 years where she taught craft classes. Max died February 19, 1992. On January 7, 1995 she married Lyle Sellers at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Lyle passed away April 30, 2011. Ethel Mae enjoyed reading, listening to books on audio tape, playing cards and traveling. She was a collector of cups and saucers, did many crafts and enjoyed gardening, square dancing and playing cards. As a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Ethel Mae belonged to WELCA and taught Sunday school. Over the years she also gave her time to People Needing People, as a facilitator of the Parkinson's support group, as an organist at St. John's Lutheran Church and as a girl scout leader.

Survivors include 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Vera, her first husband Max Nicol, her second husband Lyle Sellers Sr. and one sister Nella Jean Quast.

Memorial services will be held at 11AM on Saturday February 28, 2015 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin with Todd Portinga, Associate in Ministry and Chaplain Elizabeth Endicott officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elkton at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4PM to 6PM on Friday February 27, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin.

Published in the Austin Daily Herald on February 25, 2015

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