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Marquardt, James Delmore

May 9, 1928 –
 October 17, 2021


    7 Nov 2021

    My uncle/godfather was an amazing man. I remember times when he would share family stories with me. I will always remember his love for peanut butter. My mom even painted a jiffy jar for him. I will miss him, talking and sharing the “good ol’ days” with him. I know for sure and rest easy knowing you are with the lord and loving seeing your siblings again. BTW say hi for me. I will always love and miss you. Rest easy uncle Jim…..

    Glenna Hiseley
    7 Nov 2021

    I was sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I enjoyed reading of Jim’s very accomplished life. I was a friend of Lynda’s for 50+ years and know she was waiting for Jim when he got to Heaven.

    Mary Prince
    13 Nov 2021

    I was with Jim’s wife, Lynda, when they met poolside, back in 1980 and since Lynda was my very best friend for life, I was blessed to be a part of their lives for over 40 years. I always found Jim to be a first-class guy who loved his family, his country and his God fiercely. He was proud of his accomplishments in life, as he well should have been, and of his three children and his two granddaughters. I always looked forward to getting updates from Jim during our many visits together over the years. Although we lived far apart in miles, there was never a time that we didn’t get to see each other on at least two occasions annually (until Covid hit). I will always remember Jim as a dear friend who welcomed me into his home and graciously included my family in his circle of hospitality.

    I fondly remember Jim charming my grandmother and great-aunt when they came to visit me in Arizona. He barbequed up a fantastic meal and provided some great dinner conversation. If my parents were visiting, no problem, they were warmly welcomed into Jim and Lynda’s home as well.

    We disagreed on politics and the quality of Trader Joe’s wine, but respected each other’s opinions and could even laugh about it. Our mutual love for Lynda bound us together as dear friends.

    Thanks to Joyce, I was able to have a nice, long conversation with Jim the week of his passing. I will always treasure the memory of that, especially the fact that we were able to say “I love you” one last time. Jim was so appreciative of the many kindnesses that were shown to him by others. He was a true gentleman and I will forever miss him.

    Rest in Peace, Jim. May the angels watch over you for all eternity!

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