Obituary for Ronald Marquardt
Ronald F. “Ron” Marquardt, 74, passed away suddenly on August 28, 2017. Ron was born in Detroit, Michigan to Norbert and Esther (Ostrowski) Marquardt on August 22, 1943.
He graduated from Osborn High School in 1961. Ron married Carole Jablinski on June, 13th 1963. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Paula, Holly, and Ronald, Jr.
In the early years of his marriage, he worked tirelessly to support his family. Later, Ron and Carole moved to Polson, MT, where he started his own concrete business, Marquardt Company. In 1981, Ron and the family were in a tragic accident where Carole and Ronald Jr. were killed.
Ron married Sheila (Nelson) Marquardt on October 2, 1982. Their marriage was blessed with 6 children: Elaina, Erika, Martina, Nicholas, Veronica, and John. Ron continued to pour cement, raise his family, and live a great and abundant life.
Ron was preceded in death by his Parents (Norbert and Ester), his late wife Carole, and son Ronald.
He is survived by his wife Sheila, his children: Paula (Eric) Lanes, Polson, Holly (Ed) Davis, Missoula, Elaina (Jake) Jennison, Polson, Erika (Jeff) Jennison, Charlo, Martina, Nicholas, Veronica, and John, still at home; his nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Daniel, Matthew and Chloie; his grandchildren: Alex, Jordan, Kelsey, Carolyne, Ronnie, Angelina, Kaylee, Brynlee, and Joey; great-grandchildren: Jake, Aiden, Ethan and Zander, and siblings: Gary (Barb) Michigan, and Karen (David) Michigan.
Ron was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. We will miss him tremendously and we look forward to being reunited with him again.
Funeral services for Ron will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson. Visitation will be on Monday from 12:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Burial will follow services at Lakeview Cemetery.