The following DSP-EI brothers have passed on to their eternal reward. They remain with us in the bond eternal:
Ken Alward - Fall '68 Dale Benson - Fall '72 Rich Brietenfield - Spring '66 Ron Chellevold - Fall 66' Jim Corraggio - Spring '94 Lou Drecktrah - Spring 67' Patrick Eckelkamp - Spring '91 James Franz - Spring 67' Roger Green - Spring 66' Matt Heimerman - Spring 67' Howie Johnson - Spring 67' Mike Langley - Fall '72 John W. Metzger - Spring '68 Mike Monteen - Fall 71' Clark Petit - Fall '80 Stanley Quamme - Fall '74 Robert Schueler - Spring 67' Larry Shively - Fall '77 Frank Sievwright - Spring 80' Larry Stover - Fall 70' Doug Swanson - Fall '77 Joe Toumey - Fall '66 Jeff Wolfe - Spring '85
Bond eternal, Stanley "Stan" Quamme
Stanley "Stan" M. Quamme, 54, of West Salem and formerly of Mount Sterling died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.
He was born April 12, 1955, in Viroqua to Herbert and Dolores (Jacobson) Quamme. Stan was baptized and confirmed at Mount Sterling Lutheran Church, was a graduate of North Crawford High School and received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He had been employed by G. Heileman Brewing Co. for more than 20 years.
His work ethic began early in his life. Growing up on a farm he learned to raise tobacco and help with other chores, as well as working for a local orchard and the Mount Sterling Cheese Factory. Stan's entrepreneurial spirit remained a constant part of his life as he pursued new business ventures: Quamme Apartments, Quamme's Country Corner, Quality Custom Work and Quamme Ground Express.
He served as village president of Mount Sterling and enjoyed the challenge of helping establish and grow the Mount Sterling Mid-Summer Fest. Stan was proud of his Norwegian heritage and passed on the "art" of cooking lutefisk.
A kid at heart, Stan loved his toys: cycles, snowmobiles and Cushmann scooter - anything motorized. Stan's life involved action - as a boy making laps with his dirt bike and go cart and, as he grew, racing across a field or track. He was always rebuilding, repairing and restoring.
Coaching, watching and encouraging his children in their sports and other activities as they grew were some of his greatest joys. Stan loved any time spent on the river or in the woods.
Stan married Barb Brudos on Aug. 14, 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Barb; two sons, Ben of West Salem and Aaron of Mount Sterling; a daughter, Linn of Prior Lake, Minn., and their special friends, Wendy Patterson, Ona Yttri, and her daughters Sophie and Emma, and Jeff Vandenberghe, respectively. He is also survived by three brothers, Ron (Kathy) Quamme of Prairie du Chien, Ralph (Karen) Quamme of Peach Tree City, Ga., and Jim (Beth) Quamme of West Salem; 12 nieces and nephews, Sarah (Lon) Haenel and their two daughters, Hannah and McKenna, Jonathan T. Clayton (Ashley), Shane, Cherise, Rachael and Jonathan J. Quamme, Jerad, Joshua, and Joel Ellefson and Kay and T.J. Brudos; father- and mother-in-law, Tillman and Lenore Brudos, sister-in-law, Jean (Randy) Ellefson; brother-in-law, Todd Brudos; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Utica Lutheran Church, two miles north of Mount Sterling on Hwy. 27. Pastors Trygve Holter and Anna Sorenson will officiate. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 1425 Jackson St.,
La Crosse, and again at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of services.
Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com.
Bond Eternal, Doug Swanson, '77
I'll never forget that, ya had to be there, he made me laugh so hard I almost pee'd my pants...you don't get the "Swanny mannerisms" from the picture. I remember I kept finding myself somehow standing on his oxygen hose that day. Swanny was truly a man among men.. He had hard knocks from the time he was a little kid and battled through so many bad breaks and pain and anguish without EVER feeling sorry for himself or complaining. He was a fighter. He never gave up. He never said a bad word about anyone... but he sure did make me laugh alot..even days after his fiancé past away...he was cheering us up
I'll never forget being at the hospital with Greg and Norm the night he got burned. When we saw him there was just no way anyone could survive the damage he had...but he did...he always amazed me. I loved this guy so much for his heart, his kindness, who he was and all the memories. He was truly one of a kind. I wish I would have been there more often for him. Truthfully, I could never have handled what life threw at Swanny. If there really is an instance of life being unfair....
You guys should all know that his Delta Sig brothers- you guys- meant so much to him and that Delta Sigma Phi EI meant so much to him and was a big positive in his life.
When things seem terrible, or you feel stressed out or feel like complaining or criticizing just think about what our brother would have done...and you'll realize, it ain't nothin.
We'll all miss him and I'm damn sure we'll never forget him
I got this information from brothers Mike Donohoe and Andy Marks. I do not know anymore at this time. Very sad. Jeff was with us at the 40th.
From Mike Donohoe.....
Bad news, Jar--the worst kind. Jeff Wolfe died today after a very brief illness. He was 42. Left behind two very young childern and wife. Wasn't feeling well at all, his mother, a friend of my wife's, went to Denver to be with him. Don't know exactly what happened, possibly a very serious fast moving infection.