Verlen Leroy Marquart-82 of Chester, NE
Kroll Funeral Home Deshler, NE 402-365-4441
Verlen Leroy Marquart of Chester, NE, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Duensing) Marquart was born August 13, 1938 in Hebron, NE. He departed this life Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler, NE at the age of 82 years, surrounded by his family.
Verlen grew up on the farm helping his father with the livestock and farming. He attended country school through the 8th grade.
He was baptized August 28, 1938 at Zion Lutheran in Deshler, NE, and confirmed March 29, 1953 at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Byron, NE.
He enter the United States Army Reserves August 19, 1961 and was honorably discharged June 20, 1967.
Verlen married Janice Kasparek August 26, 1962 at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE by Pastor E.F. Janssen. This union was blessed with the birth of five children.
Verlen loved being out in God’s great creation, farming, raising cattle, hogs and sheep, just enjoying nature. In his spare time he liked going to sales, scrapping iron and saving what he could use.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE and the Deshler American Legion Club.
Spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren, was always on the top of his list.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter Valerie Sue, and sister Shirley Cline and her husband Michael, and sister-in-law Marj Marquart.
He is survived by his wife Janice of Chester, NE, sons; Jeffrey Marquart and wife Lisa of Pleasanton, NE, and Jon Marquart and wife Kathy of Byron, NE, daughters; Terri Williams and husband Randall of Belleville, KS, and Patricia Grove and husband Rod of Lincoln, NE, brother Delmar Marquart of Deshler, sister Arlene Sorge and husband Fred of Waverly, NE, grandchildren; Samantha Smith and husband Chris of Hutchinson, KS, Jennifer Sjogren and husband Chuck of Concordia, KS, Zach Grove and wife Emily of Hickman, NE, William Roe of Lincoln, NE, Joshua Roe of Grand Island, NE, Elizabeth Roe of Pleasanton, NE, Caleb Durflinger of Fairbury, NE, Kelsey Durflinger of Chetopa, KS, Coleton Marquart and Keira Marquart both of Deshler, NE, great-grandchildren; Brooklyn, Christopher, Austin, Hunter, Brianna, Samantha, Ruby, Connor, Archer, Jace and Jaelyn, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 22, at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, NE at 10:30 AM. Officiant will be Pastor Joe Love, organist Heidi Isernhagen, congregational hymns “How Great Thou Art”, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, and “Amazing Grace”, visitation will be Friday, May 21, 2021 at Kroll Funeral Home in Deshler, NE 2-6 PM. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com. Memorials in care of the family. Casket bearers; Zach Grove, Coleton Marquart, Matthew Marquart, Caleb Durflinger, and John Flint, honorary casket bearers; Samantha Smith, Jennifer Sjogren, Elizabeth Roe, Kelsey Durflinger, and Keira Marquart. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Church cemetery. Military honors by Thayer County American Legion Posts. Kroll Funeral Home of Deshler, NE is in charge of arrangements.
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