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Larry Lee McQuade

November 19, 1944 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 74)
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Larry Lee McQuade, 74, of West Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at Essentia Hospital with his family by his side.

Larry was born to Clarence “Mac” and Olive “Minge” (Towner) McQuade on November 19th, 1944 in Breckenridge, MN. Larry graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1962, where he was involved in football, basketball, theatre, and choir. After graduation, he then attended MSUM and also enlisted in the North Dakota ARMY National Guard.

In 1968, he married Cheryl Fluto and had 2 children, Stacy and Chad. Larry was a career cattleman where he worked for Held Beef, Federal Beef and American Foods Group. In addition to working for these companies, he was most proud in starting his own business, McQuade Livestock, where he bought, sold, and transported cattle.

Throughout his life, Larry always had a passion for horses, livestock, and the cowboy way of life. He loved traveling to rodeos where he competed as a team roper. In his retirement years, Larry loved spending time with his family and friends. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. He loved going to all their sporting events, other activities and Chad’s Fargo Invader football games.

Larry is survived by his children: Stacy (Dean) Rindy and Chad (Jer) McQuade, both of West Fargo, ND. His grandchildren: Beth, Bennett and Devan Rindy; Gage (Heidi), Paige and Madden McQuade. His sisters: Jean Helmuth, Littleton, CO; Glennys Medenwaldt, Wahpeton, ND and Gayle (Doug) Ahlsten, Detroit Lakes, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Archie “Dude” McQuade.

The family would like to extend their love and thanks for the exceptional care that was provided at Essentia Hospital in Fargo. Also, for all the thoughts and prayers that were received on Larry’s behalf.

Visitation:  5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at West Funeral Home, West Fargo

Memorial Service:  7 p.m.  Friday at the funeral home         

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