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Stephanie J. Quaal

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Stephanie Jane Quaal, age 57, of Gaylord, passed away February 28, 2019.

She was born in Ishpeming, Michigan July 16, 1961 to Albert & Joanne (Fritz) Quaal.

Stephanie was a 1979 graduate of St. Mary Cathedral Schools.

Through the years she loved everything and anything that involved time with her family, especially spending time with her nieces and nephews.  A conversation with her never got very far before being asked if we had new pictures of the grand nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Brian.

Stephanie is survived by her siblings, Kathy (Herb) House, Julie (Dan) Kobylinski, and Regan (Sandra) Quaal; her nieces and nephews Helen, Alison, Michael, Regan Jr., Harrison, and Andrew; there are also 5 grandnephews Jonah, Micah, Andrew, Parker and Caden.

A private memorial service will take place this summer for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Country Community Mental Health (NCCMH), 1420 Plaza Dr, Petoskey, MI 49770 or North East Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA), Region 9 Area Agency on Aging a Division of NEMCSA, 2375 Gordon Rd, Alpena, MI 49707, or through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

19 comments on “Stephanie J. Quaal”

  1. Jodie Samkowiak

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Stephanie was one of the first people I ever met in Gaylord when I came here from college one weekend with Marlene Nowak. Stephanie was a very sweet girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    • Barbara Walker

      Dear Quaal family,
      I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Stephanie. So many memories of all of us growing up together. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Barbara Dixon Walker

      • Regan and Family,

        Sorry to hear about Stephanie. She was one of the first, if not the very first classmate, to welcome me to Gaylord St. Mary’s after moving to Gaylord when I was in my youth and very shy. It made a big difference to have someone show me around with such kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

          1. Mary Jo (Mankowski) Steele

            Kathy, Julie and family…
            I am so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s death. I have many memories of times together. I look fondly back to silly times when I hear “oldies” that were popular when we were young.
            You are in my thoughts and prayers.

          2. Dear Quaal Family,
            Very sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. I will always remember sleepovers with Stephanie in the basement and eating pretzel sticks!

            • Jerry & Judy Cattaneo

              We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Stephanie. She was an important part of our lives for over 30 years & we considered her a part of our family. We have SO MANY wonderful memories of our time spent with her. Rest In Peace dear friend until we meet again. To Julie, Kathy & Regan – your sister is at peace now & reunited with your parents & brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

              • Julie A Kettlewell

                Dear Kathy, Julie and Regan –
                I am so very sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Stephanie in many years, but I most definitely remember how happy she always was to be among family and friends. Wishing all of you God’s healing grace.
                Julie Kettlewell

                • Dear Regan, Julie and Dan.

                  I’m so sorry to hear about Stephanie, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

                  • I’m so sorry for the loss of Stephanie, I can still hear her laughing her “knuck, knuck” chuckle. She was a friend to everyone. Prayers for your family.

                    • Dear Dan, Julie and all family. So very sorry to hear about Stephanie. We had some great timers together in high school and downhill skiing at Michaywe’. She was a good friend. Sympathy Hugs to all. Kathy (Prusakiewicz) Avenall

                      • Cyn Prisskieeicx

                        Dear Quaal siblings,
                        Many memories of all of you, living next door to us, (Woodmansee Family) playing together and me getting to babysit for you… good memories of Stephanie and the rest of you… prayers for all of you. Cyn

                        • Susan Hornbogen

                          Dear Cousins,
                          Sending good thoughts to the universe for all of you during this sad time.
                          Sue Hornbogen

                          • Dear Cousins,

                            Cousin Sue Hornbogen let me know of Stephanie’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time of sorrow.

                            I have long ago memories of Stephanie as beautiful young girl when our family visited yours in Gaylord.

                            With sincerest sympathy,

                            Cousin Mary (Maughan) Carter

                            • Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sister and your aunt.

                              • Diane (Fritz) Temple

                                Julie, Kathy, and Regan – I just heard from Mom that Stephanie was gone, I am so sorry that we haven’t seen her (or you) for so many years. Julie, Mom and I were planning on visiting her in Roscommon this spring. I tried to get ahold of her quite a few years ago when she was in Petoskey, but had no luck. I remember as kids visiting all of you, and Steph would hide behind a chair, and then poke her head out with a big smile of joy, and a laugh! It’s so good to know she found so much pleasure in her nieces and nephews. May her soul rest in peace – all our thoughts are with you. Aunt Doris, Deb, Diane, and Jeff
                                (and, Sue and Mary, we must all get together for a reunion – for old times’ sake)!

                                • Laura (Blotske) Stieler

                                  Julie, Kathy and Regan, – I’m just reading about it now, and I’m so sorry to hear of Stephanie’s passing. She was a sweetheart. Thinking of you all and praying for comforting memories of her.

                                  • francis and marlene hughes

                                    Marlene and I always remembered Stephanie and how much she was loved by her family and really anyone who met her. We are sure God has a special place in Heaven for her, Al and Joanne and her brothers and sisters and many friends.. Francis and Marlene Hughes

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