|Arlie Lester Marquardt|
March 30, 1929-May 20, 2014
Arlie Lester Marquardt, 85, Town of Newton, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Appleton Medical Center.
He was born on March 30, 1929 to Albert and Pauline “Lena” (Groskreutz) Marquardt. Arlie was baptized on April 21, 1929 and confirmed on July 12, 1942 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Newton.
He married Doris D. Lange on May 12, 1951 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake. Five children were born from this union, Diane, Joan, Jean, Kenneth, and Susan. Arlie worked at various jobs during his life including on his family farm, Westfield Co-op Dairy, a milk hauler and at Speed Queen. Arlie was appointed as a Deputy Sheriff in 1969 and became a full time member of the Marquette Sheriff’s Department in 1971. Arlie was promoted to Lieutenant in 1985 and retired on Jan. 2, 1991. Arlie served as Town of Newton Treasurer from 1959-1991 and Town Board Supervisor from 1991-2005.
He was a member of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Newton serving as an Elder and Chairman from 1960-1994 and Treasurer from 1994-2014. He was a charter member of the Town of Newton Volunteer Fire Department. Arlie enjoyed old time music, especially country and blue grass.
Survivors include: his wife of 63 years, Doris; four children: Diane (Jon) Schubert, Joan (Gene) Krueger, Jean (Don) Krueger, and Susan (Wayne) Lutz; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
Arlie was preceded in death by his parents; son: Kenneth; sister: LaVerne Persack; and two brothers: Arnold and Marvin Marquardt.
A visitation was held on May 23 at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield and on May 24 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, Newton until the service with Rev. Dale Boening officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Westfield, served the family. For online obituaries, condolences, and memorial tribute videos visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com.