Obit: Marquardt, Franklin William (1899 – 1966) 

Contact: Dinah Reinke


Surnames: Marquardt, Krause, Tonn, Hoernke, Kowalski, Tesmer, Hill

------ Source: Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford and Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 04/07/1966

------ Marquardt, Franklin William (06 JUN 1899 – 03 APR 1966)

Funeral services for Franklin W. Marquardt, Colby, were held on Wednesday, April 6, at Zion Lutheran church, Colby.  The Rev. David Pankow officiated, and burial was in the Abbotsford cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were handled by Lulloff Funeral Home, Colby.  Mr. Marquardt died Sunday, April 3, at his home, following a lingering illness.  He was 76 years old.

Franklin William Marquardt was born June 6, 1899, in the town of Green Grove, and lived his entire life in this area.  He served with the U.S. army from 1912 to 1915, during which time he fought in the Mexican conflict.  His marriage to the former Ella Krause took place Oct. 20, 1915, at Milan.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last October at a party given by their children and grand children.  Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Marquardt entered the cheese business at Hamburg.  They moved to Colby after retiring in 1943.  As a Colby resident, Mr. Marquardt served for six years as mayor and two years as an alderman.  He has also served as chairman of the town of Johnson and as a Clark county supervisor from Colby.

He was a charter member of the Colby Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Zion Lutheran church.

Surviving are his wife, Ella; a son, William, West Allis; three daughters, Mrs. Ray (Anita) Tonn, Milwaukee, Mrs. Al (Heldegart) Hoernke, Highland, and Mrs. Ervin (Wilma) Kowalski, Houston Tex.; seven grand children and four great grand children; three brothers, Herman of Chicago, Fred of Athens, and Ben, Colby; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Tesmer, Colby, and Mrs. Jesse Hill, Chicago.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.           



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