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William H. 'Sonny' Marquardt
William Harold "Sonny" Marquardt, 84, of rural Henderson passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, peacefully surrounded by his family at his farm.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 6, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Henderson. Burial with military honors by the Arlington Honor Guard was in Brown Cemetery, Henderson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Henderson; daughters, Lori (Brad) Butler of LeSueur and Kris (Rick) Bauer of Annandale; two granddaughters, Justine and Anna Bauer; sisters, Marion Woehler of Arlington and Edith (Robert) Schleeve of LeSueur; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe (Elaine) Marquardt; brothers-in-law: Robert Woehler, William Moeller and Hans Koellner.
He was born on Feb. 4, 1929, in Kelso Township, Sibley County to Paul and Marie (Ehlers) Marquardt. He attended Rush River Country School through the eighth-grade. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1953.
He married Mary Ann Moeller on Jan. 2, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley Township.
He farmed his whole life in Kelso Township. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Henderson, LeSueur County Pioneer Power Association, VFW Post No. 6031 of Arlington and the VFW Drill Team. He enjoyed auctions, gardening, tinkering with gas engines, spending time with family and as a true German, was fond of his beer and sausage.
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