The mission of Quiet Oaks Hospice House is to provide high quality, personalized care, comfort and dignity to our residents and their families in the remaining days of their life together.
The Quiet Oaks Values
Our residents and their families experience the genuine care and comforts of home-massages, quilts and homemade cookies are all essential elements of care.
Quiet Oaks is a community resource, and we do all we can to ensure we are accessible to all.
Our Gold Standard Care provides comfort, support and dignity twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.
At Quiet Oaks, residents and their families feel valued, understood and loved.
We honor and respect each person’s right to live each moment of each day as fully as possible. Residents are in charge of their schedule, and their care on their terms.
The loss of three special young men fueled the dream to make Quiet Oaks a reality.
Before his death in June of 2004, Luke lived 24 full years of life. He gave and received love freely and continues to live through the loved shared with his wife, Marie, his parents Pat and Bob Brown, his brother and many close friends. He had dreams of travel and was passionate about good cooking. He ended his earthly journey surrounded by his closest friends and family in a hospice facility in Wisconsin. Luke’s parents were moved by their experience at the hospice facility and became instrumental in building the vision of Quiet Oaks Hospice House.
Clay Malone, son of Karen Malone Whitlock and Jim Whitlock, lived his life with contagious optimism and sense of humor. Like many 19 year old’s, he liked sports and was always looking out for his younger brothers. Throughout his battle with cancer, he always insisted that his friends and family keep a sense of humor and be happy. He died in a hospital in his hometown of Mankato, MN in 2005. Clay’s life inspired Dan and Judy Whitlock to gift their country home to become Quiet Oaks Hospice House.
Dan Bauer was a loving husband and father. He demonstrated his love for his wife, Deb, and their seven children in both large and small ways that testified to his unending devotion. Dan found his strength in his faith and was very involved in his church. He had quick wit and a zest for life finding happiness even in his most challenging days. Dan’s life and death in 2003 at the age of 48 inspired his brother, Joe Bauer, to lead the effort to build a hospice house in Central Minnesota.
The dreamers, the believers and the sustainers.
Quiet Oaks is most deeply grateful to our FOUNDERS, Joe and Mary Bauer. Their passion ignited the vision for Quiet Oaks. Their values formed the foundation Quiet Oaks is built on. Their faith gave Quiet Oaks its heart. May the work we do here honor them ALWAYS!
These families, connected by their experiences with terminal illness, created a vision for a hospice house in Central Minnesota where individuals could experience comfort at the end of life and where families could be free from the fatigue of care giving.
Quiet Oaks is grateful beyond measure for the efforts and dedication of thousands of people. DREAMERS who first envisioned it was possible to open a hospice house, BELIEVERS who turned that dream into a reality, and SUSTINERS who continue to support us with gifts of time an financial contributions.
Its history and future make it a sacred place where compassion, care and comfort can be provided to those who need it most.
Judy and Dan Whitlock are local residents and the generous benefactors of this home. Judy and Dan not only blessed Quiet Oaks Hospice House with their home, but have also shared their time, energy, and expertise with this special place.
The timeline of Quiet Oaks, from an idea to a community resource.
Drawings done by Bob Brown
Quiet Oaks is a residential home for residents and families facing terminal illness. At Quiet Oaks, we provide an experience that honors and respects the dignity
of our residents and their families by focusing on a team approach to provide comfort and support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Quiet Oaks is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID 20-3905841