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Quivey's Grove

Worker Jennie Arntsen establishes the dining location in the Steady Grill at Quivey’s Grove in preparation for the lunch hour. The dining establishment is most likely the very first in Dane County to ask that customers be immunized.

COVID-19 struck near to house for the owners of Quivey’s Grove, which is why they’re asking for that just immunized consumers consume there — most likely the very first dining establishment in Dane County to do so.

Early in the pandemic, John Fleck, 54, who had actually been operating at the popular Fitchburg dining establishment, passed away from COVID-19.

“We’ve felt this very, very personally,” stated Deirdre Garton, who owns Quivey’s Grove, 6261 Nesbitt Roadway, with Craig Kuenning.

Fleck, a married daddy of 2 teens, was an assistant supervisor at Quivey’s in the 1990s, and established its longstanding beer celebration, however delegated work at Lands’ End.

He had actually been back, working Friday nights as a bartender at Quivey’s Steady Grill, where the fish fry draws big crowds.

It’s difficult to understand if Fleck — who passed away on April 4, 2020 — got COVID-19 at the dining establishment since he just worked there one night a week, Garton stated, however she called his loss “very, very tragic and emotional for everybody.”

Fleck’s spouse, Pam, stated in 2015 that on March 17, 2020, the day most dining establishments in Dane County were required to close due to the pandemic, her partner got up with a fever.

With COVID-19 simply beginning to get in Wisconsin, he was fretted, Pam Fleck stated, mainly about offering his disease to her since her body immune system is jeopardized from rheumatoid arthritis. He had no hidden health conditions.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.