Sid M. Qualley, 84, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City, Wisconsin.
A memorial service was Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.
Sid Qualley was born on April 18, 1934, to Melvin and Selma (Sjolseth) Qualley on the family farm in Hills. He grew up in Luverne and attended Luverne High School. At the age of 17, he chose to join the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Korean Conflict as an aircraft mechanic and was honorably discharged in 1955.
Sid married Marilyn Davis on May 21, 1955, at Palisades Lutheran Church in rural Garretson, South Dakota. After their marriage they lived in several areas before settling in Eau Claire in 1976. Sid was a salesman for National Cash Register (NCR). After they closed the office in 1978, Sid continued in sales for several other companies. He retired and drove school bus for the Eau Claire School District for 14 years.
Sid enjoyed remodeling the house and going camping. He was the commander of the Eau Claire American Legion Post #53 for several years. Most of all, Sid enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Sid is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his children Scott Qualley of Arkansaw, Wisconsin, Carol (Darren Paulson) Laschinger of Arkansaw, and Karen (Kelly) Golden of Colorado Springs, Colorado; six grandchildren, Teshara (Jake), Nathan, Troy (friend Ashley), Todd (fiancé Ricci), Amy and Joe; three great-granddaughters, Graecyn, Lylah and Finley; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister.
Arrangements were provided by Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand,