Lyle G. Quaas

Lyle G. Quaas was known for his customized gift giving and sense of humor.

For one holiday, “He made us all T-shirts and hats that said ‘Quaas Lake House,’” his niece Brittany Quaas said.

There is no Quaas Lake House, his niece said.

His gifts were fun and had a lot of thought behind them, she said.

Mr. Quaas died from lung cancer at Lasata Senior Living Campus in Cedarburg on Wednesday, March 28. He was 66.

He was a fighter who lived longer than expected after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer two years ago, his niece said, and he never lost his sense of humor.

“It was funny because even the night prior to him passing he said ‘Don’t be hitting any deer on the way home,’” his niece said. The first time she visited him, she hit a deer on the way back.

Mr. Quaas was born April 2, 1951, in Port Washington to Wilmer and Edna Sudbrink Quaas.

After graduating from Port Washington High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1969. He served for four years before being honorably discharged in 1973 as a quartermaster third class on the USS Vreeland.

He then worked at several places, including Amcast Automotive, where he worked in the foundry for 20 years.

For many years, Mr. Quaas was his parents’ caregiver.

He is survived by his parents Wilmer and Edna of Cedarburg and siblings Violet Schmidt of West Bend, Pearl (Steve) Schultz of Port Washington and Dale Quaas of Saukville.

He is further survived by special friends Melissa, Ardy, Dennis, Connie and Judy.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Jake Schmidt.

A funeral service was held Monday, April 2, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Port Washington. The Rev. John Klieve officiated.

Military honors took place after the service, and burial was held Tuesday, April 3, at Union Cemetery in Port Washington.

Eernisse Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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