Francis J. Quackenboss

Francis J. Quackenboss, 89, of Fond du Lac, passed away at home on Friday, December 18, 2020 with family by his side. He was born on February 25, 1931 in St. Cloud to the late Andrew and Ida (Walgenbach) Quackenboss.

Francis and Marguerite “Peggy” Giebel were married by Fr. Raymond Fox on September 29, 1956 in St. Mary’s Church in Fond du Lac.

Francis worked for Mercury Marine for over 30 years in the shipping and receiving department. After retirement in 1995, he worked for Anders Auto Parts as a delivery driver until he was 80. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holy Family Catholic Community.

Francis enjoyed golfing, woodworking, gardening, bowling and breakfast with the guys. He really enjoyed the friendships he made throughout the years. He always loved spending time with his family including camping and traveling with the grandchildren.  Francis was quite the jokester; he had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face. He loved to bake cookies for all his great grandchildren especially giving them the ice cream pail full on their birthdays.

Francis is survived by three daughters, Kay (Eugene) Schneider of St. Cloud, Carol (Desmond) Schrage of Mt. Calvary, and Julie (Mark) Baltz of Fond du Lac; two sons, Jeffrey (Laurie), and James (Lori), both of Fond du Lac; seventeen grandchildren, Daniel (Lauren), Tim (Melissa), Jesse (Kristin), Jackie (Jeff), Becky (Chip), Ben, Erin (Adam), Ashley (Freddy), Jordan, Joshua, Nick (Rachel), Matt (San), Adam, Andrew, Eric (Tessa), Brad and Katie and fifteen great grandchildren which were the light of his life. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Schad; sister-in-law, Liz Quackenboss; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy in 2005; his parents; his granddaughter, Courtney Anne Quackenboss; one sister, Esther (Alvin) Selk; two brothers, Roman (Serena) and Allen and his first wife, Katie.

Due to the current pandemic, private family services will be held. Entombment will be at the Chapel of the Risen Christ, Calvary Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in his name will be established.

“The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Agnesian Hospice Hope for their care and compassion given to Francis and the family.”

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