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Sally A. Quella

December 21, 1935 — April 15, 2024


Sally A. Quella

On Monday, April 15, 2024, Sally A. Quella 88, of Hortonville, was peacefully called to her heavenly home, to be reunited with her most special angels, Barbara and Thomas. 

Sally was born on December 21, 1935, to the late Clarence and Dorothy (Brantner) VanRemortel in Ashland, Wisconsin. She spent her childhood and early life there, graduating from DePadua High School in 1953. After graduation she attended Radiology School at St Joseph’s Hospital, completing that program in 1955. Sally then moved to Appleton, taking a position in the Radiology Department at St Elizabeth Hospital. In 1957, at Catholic Club in Appleton, Sally met her future husband, Eugene. They clicked immediately, but little did he know what a beautiful life he and that “nice looking young gal standing next to him” would create together. It wasn’t long before Eugene asked Sally to be his wife. 

On June 7, 1958, Sally was united in marriage to Eugene Quella, son of Raymond and Claudine Quella. God blessed their hearts and home with 8 children- 3 boys and 5 girls. 

Sally and Gene moved their family to Hortonville in 1966. Once there, they joined Ss. Peter and Paul Parish where she remained a faithful member for 58 years. At mass, you could always find Sally sitting next to Gene in their usual spot; front pew on the left. Sally was a God-fearing woman; the magnitude of her faith was admirable and apparent to those around her. Sally dedicated her life to serving the Lord wherever she could.  For 18 years Sally devoted her time to baptismal preparation.  She found that meeting new parents and spending time with them was most enjoyable. Seeing them at mass with their families was still very special to her. 

Throughout the years Sally coordinated donations for the Community Blood Bank at church every 8 weeks. Along with others, she assisted with the Advent Tree for Hortonville/Dale Food Pantry and collecting gently used or new coats for children and adults. 

Prayer was of most importance to Sally. She found comfort praying the rosary, and if extra prayers were needed, she was the one to call. Sally played an important part in the parish prayer line and took it very seriously, her phone was always ready to receive intentions. 

Sally praised the Lord for all of his blessings; but especially for her grandbabies. The more thankful she was, the more he continued to bless her with; 29 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and counting. Sally was proud of her family and did not miss an opportunity to be involved whenever she could. Whether it be holidays, birthdays, concerts or sporting event- they will always remember their biggest fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family, whether it be a quick visit, a Friday fish fry, or watching her grandkids play and swim in their pond. Some of Sally’s favorite memories were made with them in Fayette. For over 20 years it was a nostalgic trip for Sally, she loved sharing that part of her life with them and enjoyed seeing the group grow every year. 

Sally had an appreciation for nature and admired the beauty of Gods simple creations. She was excited for her flower beds to bud and bloom in the spring. She enjoyed watching the birds outside her kitchen window; Cardinals were by far her favorite. Sallys love for butterflies, especially the Monarch, will forever be symbolic to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Sally may have been small in stature, but she made up for that with her personality, determination and, when needed, her feisty demeanor. Sally was a trustworthy confidant, her door was always open if you needed someone to listen. If you needed guidance, reassurance, and sometimes redirecting, she was your gal. Sally was overall an extraordinary woman; timeless and in a class entirely of her own. Her beautiful soul definitely left its mark and she made the world a much brighter place. If you’ve had the pleasure of her company, you can attest to that and will agree, she will be unforgettable. Our family was blessed with the best and will forever be grateful that God chose her for us. No words can express how much respect, gratitude and love we have our grandma Quella.

 Sally will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 65 years, Eugene; their children: David (Ingrid) Quella; Janice Janse-Vreeling; Steven; Carol (Chris) Sullivan; Mary (Rick) Sanders; John Quella; and Nancy (Greg) Hayes; son in law, Dan Baumgart; 29 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren on the way; and a brother Richard (Patricia) VanRemortel. She is further survived by Eugene’s siblings and their spouses, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Barbara Baumgart; her grandson, Thomas Sullivan; brothers Fred (Anne) and Jack (Julie) VanRemortel; Eugene’s Parents; sister in laws, Mary Birch and Dolores Quella; and a brother-in- law Chuck Otto. 

The funeral liturgy for Sally will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville, with Fr. Phil Schoofs and Fr. David Funk, OFM, Cap. officiating.  Family and friends may call at the church on Friday afternoon from 2:00 PM until the time of a closing devotion at 4:40 PM, and again on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM.

The family would like to express how thankful they are to the hospital staff at St Elizabeth Hospital for their kindness, compassion and understanding during a very difficult time.

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Past Services


Friday, April 19, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

105 N Olk St, Hortonville, WI 54944

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Funeral Liturgy

Saturday, April 20, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

105 N Olk St, Hortonville, WI 54944


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