Lyder Quade, Jr.


December 20, 1942 ~ February 3, 2021 (age 78)

Lyder Quade Jr., 78, of Gorman, Texas, was born in Des Plains, IL, to Lyder and Ella (Mekosch) Quade on December 20, 1942. He was the third child of ten.  Lyder graduated high school in 1961 from Sherburn, MN.  In the winter of 1961, he joined the Air Force and served till 1970.  While stationed in training school, he met the love of his life Nancy Jeanette Lancaster. They married on June 1, 1963. Together for 57 years of marriage, they traveled and lived in many places across the country. During his military service, he served in the Philippians, Germany, and San Antonio, TX.

Lyder graduated from San Angelo University in 1973 with a dual major in Accounting and Business Management.  He was offered an accounting position with Mobil Oil Company shortly after graduation and retired in 1997.  After retiring, he kept himself busy farming and ranching.  His favorite past time was reading, fishing, and spending time with family. 

Lyder was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Stephenville.  He served many years within the church as a Sunday school teacher, board member, elder, church treasurer, and his most passionate church choir tenor.  He walked with God often in life by surviving cancer in 1999 and a triple bypass in 2004.

Lyder is survived by his wife Nancy, and children: Lyder John Quade, Gorman, TX, Lester (Rhett) Quade and wife Stephanie of Mansfield, Tx and Lynda Lowinski and husband Eric of Lawton, Ok; grandchildren Bethany Quade Hudgins and husband Nathan, Emma Quade, Jonathan Lowinski; and step-grandchildren Kimberly Donahue and husband Bill, Vicki Fowler and husband Eric, Preston and Regan Gillis. His siblings Roger Quade and wife Nadine, Shirley Kosbab, Marie Shumski, Marcella Shumski, Webb Quade and wife Dar, Bob Quade and wife Bea, Vi Tilk and husband Randy, and Dawn Kot and husband Jeff. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Lyder was preceded in death by his sister Shari Worden, daughter in law Janice Quade, and granddaughter Erica Lowinski.

Memorial Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Stephenville, TX on February 13, 2021, at 2 pm.  Due to the pandemic, all safety measures will be observed.  A memorial service will also be held in Minnesota at a later date.

In place of flowers, we ask that donations be made towards his headstone.

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