Wally O. Quenomoen
Wally O. Quenomoen Oct. 26, 1925 - Nov. 12, 2005 MONTEVIDEO -- Wally O. Quenomoen, 80, of Montevideo died Saturday at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo...
Wally O. Quenomoen
Oct. 26, 1925 - Nov. 12, 2005
MONTEVIDEO -- Wally O. Quenomoen, 80, of Montevideo died Saturday at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the church and one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo.
He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Big Stone City, S.D., to Jul J. and Clara (Kesting) Quenomoen. He attended country school in rural Dawson and Madison.
On Aug. 22, 1948, he married LaVon (Harding) Mooney in Montevideo. As a young man, Wally was hired by Bolt's Grocery in Montevideo. He worked there for a time and then, with his brother-in-law Ray Swenson, purchased the store. They also purchased Hill Store from Schwans and eventually relocated, naming their new store WalRays.
He then moved to Bloomington, where he managed Walsh's Supermarket, and returned to Montevideo in 1962 when he became the sole owner of Hill Store. He bought and sold old homes that he refurbished. After selling his business, he managed the Fiesta Car Wash in Montevideo.
On May 20, 1989, Wally married Alida Berndt.
He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo and served on the stewardship board. He was a member of the Montevideo Admirals, the Lions Club, the Montevideo Chamber of Commerce and the Montevideo Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife; daughter: Pam (and Stuart) Merrill of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren: Lisa Gillespie of Burnsville, Loren (and Nancy) Berndt of Shakopee and Paul (and Lisa) Berndt of Prior Lake; five grandchildren; siblings: Marie Pelton of Janesville, Dorothy Kittelson of Dawson, Alvin Quenomoen of Harrison, Ark. and Edmund Quenomoen of Willmar.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVon, in 1979; a daughter, Connie Mooney; two brothers and a sister.