Gerald R. Marquardt, age 82, of Siren, WI passed away on May 29, 2012 at Country Side Acres Assisted Living, Webster, WI. Jerry was born on July 19, 1929 to Walter and Hazel Marquardt in Cayuga, ND. On October 26, 1968, he married Carolyn Wolf in Wilmette, IL.
After graduating from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, Jerry served in the Army, stationed in Okinawa as a part of Army intelligence during the Korean War. Following his tour of duty, he earned a master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Iowa before joining IBM as a systems engineer. After IBM, he moved to Minneapolis, MN, to work for Control Data in long range planning and the University of Minnesota implementing a medical records system. He finished his career operating a computer disaster recovery center in St. Paul, MN.
Since 2001 when he moved to a home on Viola Lake, Jerry enjoyed visits from his family along with fishing and boating on the lake. He also enjoyed gatherings with his church family at Siren Assembly of God.
Jerry is preceded in death by his daughter, Kymberlee Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; his children, Kurt (Sandra) Marquardt, Kenneth (Marilyn) Marquardt, Caryn (Nathan) Schmitt and Philip (Allyson) Marquardt; grandchildren, Isaac, Katrina, Joshua, Briana, Amanda, Brett, Lindsay, Tori, Riley, Summer, Hunter, Roark, and Colton; great grandsons, Nolan and Caleb; brother, Walter Marquardt; sisters, Lois Miller and Geraldine Schwartz; and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 11:00 am at Siren Assembly of God with Pastor Andrew Bollant officiating. Interment will be at Northern Wisconsin State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, WI, following the service. Memorials are preferred to Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types, Inc., 2616 North Broad Street, Colmar, Pennsylvania 18915. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster, WI. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com