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My husband, Steve, battled pancreatic cancer for almost two years, bravely and confidently, until the cancer took control. When he arrived at Quiet Oaks one Thursday night in June, he had taken a turn for the worse. From the time we arrived at Quiet Oaks, until his passing 5 days later, he was treated with care and respect. My children and I spent the days and nights there, to be with him, and we too were treated very well. Thank you so much for the amazing care he received during his last days, and for all the kindness shown to our family by the entire staff at Quiet Oaks.


Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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Steven & Heidi Schack


Hospice is a hard decision for family members to make for a loved one. From the moment we walked through the doors of Quiet Oaks to take a tour of the facility, we all knew this is where our mother needed to be.

Quiet Oaks is not just a hospice house. It is a house filled with staff that has a strong, caring compassion for what they can do for you and your loved one while you are there. Until you experience this first hand, you can't even begin to imagine how wonderful it is there.

On Tuesday morning, March 15th, Vivienne L. Schack was transferred from St. Cloud Hospital to Quiet Oaks Hospice House. On Tuesday afternoon my husband, Steven Schack, and I, Heidi Schack, arrived at the Quiet Oaks and checked into the main house to stay there with Mom Schack. From the moment we walked in with our bags, the staff at Quiet Oaks extended a very warm, caring, and heart felt welcome to us. That feeling of warmth, caring and extended family never changed while we were there. Quiet Oaks employs really exceptional and awesome people. They really care about their jobs and the people who are residence's there. Words alone can't express the outstanding 24 hour care we experienced with Mom Schack during her final days.

Mom Schack passed away peacefully on Saturday March 19th at about 1:30 A.M. with family members at her side. Mom Schack passed away on the same day of the week (Saturday) and the same time of day as her husband, Robert F. Schack, who passed away in 2009. It was a special moment shared by all.
The wonderful care that the staff at Quiet Oaks provided, as well as the quality time we got to spend with Mom Schack, was the best gift anyone could ever give a loved one. We wouldn't trade that week for anything in this world! We will treasure that last week we spent with our Mom forever! We are blessed to be able to say we were a part of the Quiet Oaks family. The warmth we felt when we toured Quiet Oaks was the same as the day we left to go home.

To all of you at Quiet Oaks who helped care for Vivienne Schack, or who listened and comforted a family member during that week, we thank you! You will never be forgotten by the Schack family.
With Love,


Steven & Heidi Schack
Ham Lake, MN