Marilyn Marquard, of Waupaca, age 74, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Bethany home with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 29, 1936, in Evergreen Park, Cook County, Illinois, to the late Elmer and Agnes (Carlberg) Moeller. The family moved to Waupaca in 1948, where Marilyn graduated from Waupaca High School in 1954. She married her husband, Gordon Marquard on May 28, 1955; he preceded her in death on October 12, 1985. Marilyn worked in several places over the years, her last employment being with Waupaca County Dept. of Health and Human Services, which was her favorite. She retired after 22 years of service. Marilyn enjoyed shopping, reading, music, genealogy, going out to eat and family get-togethers. She belonged to the Waupaca Area Genealogy Society and a group of Waupaca Red Hat Ladies. Marilyn will be missed by her three children: Julie (Jerry) Forseth of Waupaca; Janeen (John) Sward of Waupaca; and Gregg (Teresa) Marquard of Sevierville, TN; eleven grandchildren: Joni (Adam) Tevis, Carrie (Scott) Zastoupil, Michael (Heather Curtis) Olson, Jon Olson, Shannon Metoxen, Shaun Metoxen, Lindsey (Bill) Kane, Nick Barton, Zachary Marquard, Tristine Marquard, and Caden Marquard; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister: Linda (Jon) Skenderi, and two brothers: Ray Moeller and David Moeller, numerous nieces and nephews, a very dear friend, Bonnie; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Maple Crest Funeral Home in Waupaca, and Chaplain Jim Frank officiated. The visitation was held on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery.
For those I love and for those who love me:
When I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess, how much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time to travel on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories that lie within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on, but if you need me, call and I will come…
Though you can’t see or touch me, I will be near. And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my love around you, soft and clear. And then…when you must come this way alone…
I’ll greet you with a smile and “Welcome Home”.