Kaul Funeral Home


Virginia Gertrude Quell

October 25, 1921November 20, 2021

Virginia Gertrude Quell (nee Goltz), age 100, died November 20, 2021. Beloved wife of Bernard. Dearest Mother of Thomas (Elizabeth), Rosemary (Frank) Defever, Jerome (Donna) and James (Patrice). Dear Grandmother of 12 grandchildren – Kristy, Tim, Beth, Jeff, Patrick, Carrie, Michael, Robert, Eric, Steven, Courtney and Rachel. Great Grandmother of 20. Loving sister to predeceased, William, Harvey and Robert Goltz. Virginia graduated from St. Catherine High School in Detroit in 1939 and then attended St. Mary’s Secretarial School. She married Bernard Quell on November 6, 1946 and was married for 69 years before his death on February 26, 2016. She was an executive secretary at Children’s Hospital in Detroit for many years. She lived in St. Clair Shores for 66 years. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen or St. Vincent DePaul (St Lucy).

Funeral Saturday November 27, 2021, in state at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson Avenue , St. Clair Shores, 48080.

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Arrangements entrusted to Kaul Funeral Home St. Clair Shores Chapel.

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  • the late Bernard Quell, Husband
  • Thomas (Elizabeth) Quell, Son
  • Rosemary (Frank) Defever, Daughter
  • Jerome (Donna) Quell, Son
  • James (Patrice) Quell, Son
  • Kristy, Tim, Beth, Jeff, Patrick, Carrie, Michael, Robert, Eric, Steven, Courtney & Rachel, Grandchildren
  • the late William, Harvey & Robert Goltz, Siblings
  • Also survived by 20 Great Grandchildren

  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen
  • St. Vincent DePaul (St. Lucy)


  • In-State

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021


Virginia Gertrude Quell

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Br Nick Blattner Ofm Capuchin

November 24, 2021

On behalf of the Capuchin brothers I offer my deepest sympathies on the passing of Virginia. It is truly humbling to receive memorial donations in honor of her life. Please be assured of the brother's prayers for the entire Quell family during this great time of grief. May perpetual light shine upon Virginia.

Joanne Ames

November 23, 2021

I am the lucky one, Virginia was my Godmother for 84+ years. She & Bernie & family too were so very good to Bob & I & ours. I love them all & pray for them as they deal with the void. God bless!

Rick and Sherry Young

November 23, 2021

Love and prayers to the family! I used to work with Virginia at Children’s Hospital and we carpooled for awhile! She was a wonderful lady and a good friend and through all the years with visiting with Frank and Rose she never failed to ask how Sherry and Rick were doing! We will always remember this and her kind heart.


November 22, 2021

We are so very sorry for your families great loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers at this most difficult time <3
Love, John & Tracy Martinelli