Gertrude Ann Dryden (Bobbi) was born on August 10, 1936 in Lafayette, LA to Don and Signy (Syvrud) Dryden.  She graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1954, from Concordia College in 1958 with a BS degree in Biology and Physical Education.

She taught in secondary and elementary schools in Sauk Centre, Mound, Elkton and Adams, Minnesota.

Bobbi married Wayne Quibell in 1959. They have three sons: John, Matt, and Tom, all of the Fargo area.

The family lived in Adams·from 1963 to 1976, then moved to Fargo.  Bobbi owned and operated Bobbi's Day Care from 1982 until 2009.  She loved, fed and nurtured fifty-two children during those years.

Bobbi had many interests: she was a great cook and baker, a skilled seamstress and knitter. She loved vocal music, animals, babies, and sports.

As she grew older TV became important.  She enjoyed watching sports, reality shows, music competi,tion and QVC.

On Thursday, June 20, at Essentia Hospital, after a short illness, Bobbi died surrounded by her family.

Bobbi is survived by her husband Wayne, her sons John (Karen Trautman), Matt (Cindy Cossette), and Tom; her grandchildren, Brandon, Lucas, Sydney, Tristan, and Ethan Quibell; her brothers Don Jr. and Davita of Auburn, WA, Robert and Shari of Brainerd, and Greg and Rose of Rhienlander, WI; and  twelve nieces and nephews.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Signy Dryden and Linda (Hoghoug), Robert's wife who died of cancer in 2003 and numerous uncles and aunts.

Instead of flowers, the family encourages you to give a gift to a reputable charity of your choice that will accomplish real and lasting good.

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  1. Ocean NJI am so sorry to hear of Bobbi’s passing. I still just remember her as Gertrude. She was one of my bridesmaids at my wedding in 1955. Wayne, I was so happy to see the 2 of you at the Sjkeberg anniversary 5 years ago. God bless you and your family.

  2. Chicago ILPlease accept my prayers and thoughts for all of the Quibell family in this difficult time. You certainly must miss her and will continue to cherish her memory.

    I have a sweater I love that Bobbi knit oh so many years ago in Adams Minnesota
    . It is the warmest, most attractive hand knit I can imagine. So, you must believe that I have thought of her every time I have put it on.

    Bobbi was a wonderful human being in her years in Adams and I think she must have just gotten better as time went on.

  3. horace ND
    I am really going to miss having coffee with Bobbie. Warren and I send our deepest sympathy and wish you a future of memories that will sustain you. Bobbie will be missed by me forever. Love you all.

  4. Longmont COOur prayers are with Bobbi and her Family. May you rest in peace and Sing a song of joy with the lord. Our condolences to the Quibell family.

    Steve and Mary Juelke and Family

  5. fargo north dakotapastor wayne and family,
    our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. god bless. matt & sharon wolf and the family of ted lepine.

  6. Forman ND
    I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Although I have never met Bobbi in person, I had talked to her by phone. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Wayne, and with your family.

  7. Grand Forks ND
    Dear Wayne & family. As we live each day expecting not much will change tomorrow, facing the loss of one who brings such joy to our everyday world leaves a void that no words offer comfort. May her love for each of you give you the quiet solace as you struggle with your grief. ’52 classmate Marly

  8. Bobbi was a wonderfully special person to me. She took great care of me starting when I was 6 weeks old. She will always hold a dear and special place in my heart.

  9. Fargo ndDear Pastor Wayne Quibell,

    I am so sorry about the loss of your dear wife, Bobbie. I am sure you will miss her terribly for a very long time. There is no easy way to ease the pain of that terrible loss. Thank God for your faith in eternal life and the knowledge that she will forever be part of your “great cloud of witnesses”. Cherish the memories of the good times. I will never forget the beautiful music when once I was privileged to hear you and Bobbie sing together.
    May our good God bless you now with an abundance of comfort and peace.
    Love and prayers, Sr. Del Rey

  10. Wayne and family – so very difficult to think that Bobbi is gone. What a great gal she was! I always enjoyed visiting with her and know, from conversations, how much she loved her husband, sons and grandchildren. She was proud of all of you!

    Dave and I will keep all of you (including Riley) in our prayers.


  11. Fargo ND
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. What a special lady!!! She helped raise many young children to know and love God and each other. Thanks for the memories. May God bless your family.

  12. Fargo ndMy thoughts and prayers are with you Pastor Quibell and family as you grieve the death of Bobbi and celebrate her life. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

  13. Det. MIMy condolences to the Quibell family. Psalms 34:18 says God is near to those are broken at heart and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. So please go to him and taste and see that he will heal your heart and help and comfort you and your family in the days ahead and in your time of need. Please find some comfort in these facts.

  14. our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Wayne, John, Matt, Tom and families – she suffers no more, God’s peace be with you

  15. I think of you often as i go along in my life. I hope you are watching over me and guiding me. I will always love you and everything you ever taught me growing up.

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