November 27, 1926 ~ February 17, 2021
Leonard's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below: https://vimeo.com/event/723950 Leonard Paul Marquardt, 94, West Fargo passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. Leonard was born on November 27, 1926 in Traverse County, Minnesota on the farm to Paul and Tillie (Meyer) Marquardt. He was baptized on December 12, 1926 in Taylor Township. And confirmed in Tenney, Minnesota at Munson Lutheran Church on June 22, 1941. He attended rural grade school in Taylor Township before graduating from Fairmont High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served in WWII. He was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base in California. He married Shirley Nulph on October 5, 1952 at Wyndmere Lutheran Church, Wyndmere, North Dakota. Leonard and Shirley built their lake cabin in 1972 on West Lost lake. Summers there were Leonard's pride and joy and the tradition continues on with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Leonard enjoyed hunting, fishing and planting the garden. He worked for Twin City Roofing in Wahpeton for 42 years. He worked for SunMart as a Carry Out assister for 10 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Wahpeton, North Dakota for 60+ years. He enjoyed going hunting, fishing and planting his garden. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley, West Fargo, ND; children, Sheila (James) Meyer, Fargo, ND, Brad Marquardt, Springdale, PA, Kristie Wyffels, Moorhead, MN, Cory (Tammy) Marquardt, West Fargo, ND; 9 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 4 nephews, Eugene (Jean) Marquardt, Boring, OR, Jim (Sally) Ahlsten, Santa Rosa, CA, Gary Ahlsten, Wheaton, MN and Rod (Lori) Ahlsten, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Herbert, infant brother, sister, Ella, 2 sons-in-law, Craig Bohn and Allan Wyffels and infant grandchild, Nathan Meyer. Leonard's Video Tribute can be viewed below:
I really enjoyed our conversations, at church Leonard always took the time to seek me out, and talk. I will miss him immensely. Hugs to you Shirley, Sheila, Kristi, Brad, and Cory. In Christ’s love, David Cook.
My deepest condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family. My late brother was Lenny and Shirley’s ring bearer.
Thank you dad for all your love and understanding, you were always a safe harbor for your family and we will miss you. I will hold all the precious memories we had together as a family in my heart until I see you again.
Prayers to the family!
Sheila, Shirley and the entire Marquart family, We are so sorry to hear about Leonard’s death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I loved looking at the photos that you posted.
Good bye Uncle Lenny. You will be missed. Some of my best memories growing up were of our families spending time together. My heart goes out to Aunt Shirley, Sheila, Brad, Kristie, Cory, and your families.. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Just know you had a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. All our love.
Our deepest condolences to Shirley, Sheila and the rest of the Family.
Heartfelt condolences to the family. Precious memories forever in your heart. God’s peace✝️
Shirley & family,
We were saddened to hear of Lenny’s passing.
We will always have fond memories of the times we were all together. He was a sweet kind, gentle man. He will dearly be missed!
Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May God comfort you with all your memories.
Love, Hugs, & Prayers.
Craig, Debbie, Ashley, Scot & Derek
The tribute video was very nice.❤
Lenny you will be greatly missed but we sure have some great memories to share!!!
My prayers are with you all, at this sad time.i keep you in my prayers!
Sheila and Family, I’m so, so sorry to hear of Leonard’s death. What a beautiful video tribute! Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of each other…
My sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Thoughts & prayers are with all of you.