In Memorial: Douglas Marquardt

DouglasMarquardt1960DouglasMarquardt2008Our Delta Kappa Brother Douglas Marquardt passed away on Friday evening (February 29, 2008) at 10:20 and went to his eternal home peacefully.

If you would like to leave a memorial or comment about Doug, please do so by clicking the COMMENTS link below this posting.

**An added note : All UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Btothers were noted as Honorary Pall Bearers at Doug’s funeral.

Obituary from Wichmann Funeral Homes
Douglas Marquardt, 72, entered life eternal on Friday, February 29, 2008 at his home. He was born on June 20, 1935 in Sparta, Wisconsin, son of the late John and Sarah (Hoppmann) Marquardt. He graduated from Sparta High School in 1953 and the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in 1960. On September 3, 1960, he married the former Carolyn Neperud at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; she survives. During the Korean Conflict, Doug served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

In 1960 Doug began his career with Burroughs Corporation, first in Kenosha, then Milwaukee. In 1961 he became an accountant with Gaile M. Parent & Assoc. CPA Firm as a Senior Accountant. Later on Doug was employed for many years by the First National Bank of Beaver Dam as Vice President and Controller. Doug retired in 1994 from Valley Bank (M&I Bank) in Appleton as an External Reporting Manager. He was also a Charter Member of the Beaver Dam Jaycees, the Beaver Dam Optimist Club and a member of the Beaver Dam Yacht Club; International Rotary Club, and was a past treasurer of the Boys Baseball organization in Beaver Dam. For many years Doug was a member of AARP Tax Aid, and he loved helping the elderly with their income taxes. He loved power boating and could putz along on Beaver Dam Lake at a slow, relaxing pace. Doug was also a devoted Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fan.

Survivors include his wife: Carolyn Marquardt of Kimberly, Wisconsin; a son: John (Cheryl) Marquardt of Beaverton, Oregon and her children Nicholas and Christopher Fogg; and a daughter: Janis (Roy) Thornton of Tulsa, Oklahoma and his son Dylan. Douglas is also survived by Carolyn’s siblings: George Neperud; Joyce and Vernon Rood; Donald and LaVerne Neperud; Robert and Ronelle Neperud; Mary and Donn Anderson; and Adelaide Neperud; his uncle, Tony Mangene; nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and many cousins. Besides his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by Carolyn’s parents, Roy and Mildred Neperud, as well as his sister-in-law, Lois Neperud and brother-in-law, Roy Neperud Jr., and many aunts and uncles.

The Christian Funeral for Doug will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 419 Jefferson Avenue in Sparta, with Rev. Joel Zank of Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton and Rev. Mark Wessel of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be directed to either St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Sparta, Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton, the Martha Siekman Cancer Center at the Appleton Medical Center, or Theda Care At Home Hospice.

Our family wishes to thank D. Montgomery Elmer, Dr. Omar Atassi, Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside, Dr. Robert Belgam, Dr. Avi Bar-Lev, and Dr. John Swanson Jr. along with their staffs; Theda Care Hospice program, their wonderful nurses and CNA’s: We appreciate your loving care of our husband and father. Also, a very special thank you to Rev. Joel Zank for your continued spiritual support.

One Response to “In Memorial: Douglas Marquardt”

  1. paula Says:

    Doug sent me emails me regularly over the past two years with encouraging messages about bringing the chapter back after suspension. He did this despite the fact that he was pretty ill and suffering from the side effects of the chemotherapy he was receiving.

    My favorite message was the one where he told me that nothing had changed, that when he was an undergrad at UWW, that his fraternity had constantly been in trouble with the administration, but could not be suspended because they had the highest GPA of any group on campus. And now, they had all gone on to be successful and high-achieving in the career fields they chose, despite their early hell-raising. (When I attended the DK/Chi Delta Rho picnic at the dells in July 2007, I still saw lots of evidence of the ‘hell-raising’ natures of the guys, and also, the closeness and brotherhood that had lasted between them all over the decades).

    Doug’s thoughtfulness and humor were deeply appreciated and will not be forgotten by me.

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