Marjorie A. “Tootie” Quist

April 14, 1934 — July 3, 2024


Marjorie A. “Tootie” Quist, of Kendall/Clifton, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2024, at the

age of 90, in Tomah, Wisconsin at Touch of Home. She was born on April 14, 1934, in Clifton,

Wisconsin to Joseph and Margaret (Dwyer) Connor.

She was united in marriage to Sheldon Quist on June 23, 1956, at St. James Catholic Church in Camp


Prior to starting her family, Marjorie taught for two years in the Hustler school district. Marjorie spent

her career working in the Tomah school district driving bus, shaping the minds and hearts of countless

children. She instilled in them not only knowledge but also the values of respect and empathy. Her

passion for working with children was paralleled only by her commitment to her faith. As a faithful

member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Indian Creek, she served her congregation with devotion,

embodying the church’s teachings through her actions and as a prayer warrior.

Marjorie’s life was rich with the joy of raising her children, and she took immense pride in attending her

children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events. Whether it was a school play, a sporting event,

or a simple family gathering, Marjorie’s presence was a source of comfort and encouragement. She was a

social person and enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre, Bingo and Dirty Clubs with family and

friends. Marjorie had a great sense of humor and was always there to share a joke.

Marjorie will be remembered for the warmth of her smile, the tenderness of her touch, and the generosity

of her heart. Those who knew her were blessed by her kind words and her ability to see the good in

everyone. She was a woman of unwavering faith, and she leaves behind a legacy of love and service that

will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to cross her path.

She is survived by her children, Karla Quist (friend, Dale Benson), Joseph (Susan) Quist, Kathleen (Billy)

Johnson, Kevin (Julie) Quist, Donna (Mark) Rezin and Kristi (Rob) Carlson; grandchildren, Todd

(Rhonda) Cook, Lorri Stelter, Melinda (Dan) Halloran, Shana Johnson, Samantha (Nick) Skretta,

Meredith Quist, Heidi (Andy) Graff, Sarah Quist, Mitchell (Danielle) Rezin, Leah and Jacob Rezin,

Joshua, Cassandra, Hope and Katrina Carlson, Amelia and Madeline Quist; great grandchildren, Sierra

(Kyle) Sexton, Krista (fiancé, Dustyn Sparby) Cook, Dillon and Logan Stelter, Tyler and Rylee Halloran,

Aidan Koll, Ayianna Johnson, Levi, Edith, Susanna and Violet Graff, Seamus, Liam and Michelle

“Tootie” Rezin; family friend, Bob Stelter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Margaret, her husband, Sheldon, 8 brothers and a


Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church at Indian

Creek. Father Peter Raj will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are

invited for visitation Friday, July 12, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 4:00

p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Family and friends are also invited for visitation on

Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah

is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

Torkelson Funeral Home