Joan Marquardt

Joan N. (Asselin) Marquardt, 91, of Duluth, formerly of Wadena and Staples, passed away August 12, 2016.

Services will be held at a future date.

Arrangements were with Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth.  

Joan was born on June 5, 1925 in Staples to Charles and Lyndall (Waldron) Asselin. She attended Sacred Heart School, Staples High School and Area Vocational Defense School. She worked for Kenworth Truck Corp. in Seattle, Wash. and for Seiger Refrigeration in St. Paul as a riveter during World War II. She married George Marquardt on June 23, 1946. She was an avid bridge player and traveler, fulfilling her wish of traveling to all 50 states in 1993.

Joan found great joy, pride and satisfaction in the accomplishments of her children and their families. Joan was a member of the Christian Mothers, the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the National MS Society, the Arrowhead Epilepsy League, the Newcomers Alumni, Staples Historical Society, several singles clubs, bridge clubs and the Duluth Dollies.

She is survived by two sons, Chuck (Carol) Marquardt of West Branch, Michigan and Mark (Debbie) Marquardt of Lapeer, Michigan; one daughter, Kristie (Ken) Lindstrom of Duluth; daughter-in-law, Wanda Marquardt of Duluth, 10 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Gregg and Brian; three sisters, Eileen Carpenter, Jeanne Whitney and DeVere Hunter.  

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