THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Esther F. Marquardt
Esther F. Marquardt, 90, passed away October 6, 2017 at the Luther Home in Marinette.
Born Feb. 14, 1927 to the late Ernest and Estella (Berendsen) Davis, she married Harold M. Marquardt November 10, 1945 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lena. For many years the couple farmed in the Town of Grover and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary before Harold's death in 2016.
Esther enjoyed miniature bowling, baking, playing card games with family and friends and making a home for her family. Prior to being a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo, Esther was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lena.
She is survived by, two sons, Ronald (Tanis) of Lena and Larry (Holly) of Peshtigo; two daughters, Judith (Dale) Dobberpuhl of DePere and Sharon (Robert) Bailey of Marion, OH; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by a sister-in-law, Judy Davis and a brother-in-law, Ken Mullen.
Along with her parents and her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by a twin sister, Elsie and 3 brothers, Ernest Jr, Samuel and Raymond.
Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 9th at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 9:00 am until time of services at 12:00 noon with Pastor Luke Myslik officiating. Burial took place at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette. Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. A memorial fund is established in Esther's memory.
The family would like to thank the Heartland Hospice, Pastor Myslik and Northland Village for their wonderful care and compassion.