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Richard Adolph Marquart

Born: Tue., Apr. 7, 1931
Died: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Feb. 06, 2019
Location: Evangelical Missionary Church - Castor

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Richard Adolph Marquart

April 7, 1931 ~ January 30, 2019
We are here today to celebrate the life of Richard (Ric) Marquart and to say good bye to a wonderful man.
Richard Adolph Marquart was born on April 7th, 1931 to his parents Adolph and Olga Marquart. He grew up on a farm east of Castor with his brothers Edward and Raymond. He attended Rosetta School and finished his education in Castor, Alberta. After leaving school, Ric farmed with his brother Edward east of Castor and also worked for a powerline maintenance company.
Ric married Erma Hein on April 5th, 1955. They enjoyed almost 63 years together with Erma supporting him both on the farm and in the home. They initially rented a farm two miles south of Castor and then bought their farm one mile north of Castor where they operated a mixed farm and dairy operation. Ric loved farming and gardening, and for years, was part of the Simmental Association and 4H Club.
Ric was always active with his community enjoying boating, curling, floor curling, fishing and board games. In his younger years, Ric enjoyed playing fastball with a team called “The Big Three.”
At age of 22, Ric accepted The Lord at a Youth for Christ meeting and had a close relationship with The Lord until he passed away. Ric served the Castor Evangelical Missionary Church as a Board Member and a Youth Leader.
Ric was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Olga Marquart and his brother Edward Marquart.
He is survived by his loving wife Erma of 63 years; daughters Julie (Winston) of Okotoks, Bonnie (Wallace) of Stettler; sons Dale (Denise) of Castor and Darcy (Cassie) of Red Deer; his brother Raymond (Bev) of Castor; sister-in-law Olga Marquart of Castor; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. His kindness and willingness to help others will always be remembered.
Ric passed away peacefully in Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Extended Care in Castor, Alberta on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 87 years of age.
Funeral services were held at Evangelical Missionary Church on February 6, 2019 with Rev. Art Hein and Pastor Brent Siemens officiating.  Loving tributes and pictorial tribute were given by the grandchildren; as well friends Clarence Harder and Dale Jones shared their memories.  Pianist Tricia Kirby, soloist Donna Boettcher and leader of song Debbie Weeks offered their gifts of music.  
Richard was laid to rest at Castor Municipal Cemetery with Honorary Pallbearers Walter and Genevieve Blume, Cliff and Pat Campbell, Clarence and Ann Harder, Ray and Eleanor Merkus and serving as Active Pallbearers were Jason McFarland, Tyler Tsang, Burke Hausch, Levi Baker, Cody Marquart, Jamie Marquart and Caleb Marquart.  
Family and friends gathered in the upper hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Women’s Ministry.  Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Foundation~Palliative Care or a charity of your own choice.  

Funeral Service
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
2:00 P.M.
Evangelical Missionary Church
Castor, Alberta

Memorial Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Foundation ~ Palliative Care Room or a charity of your own choice.

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Ron/Jean Watson
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
So very sorry to hear of your families' loss.

Geraldine & Joe
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
We r sorry 4 your loss.We cannot come to Rick’s funeral as I have 2 doctor apps at that time.
Will see u next week if that is suitable for you. Luv,Geraldine & Joe.

Merle & Elaine Fuller
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Dear Erma and family...

We are so sorry for your loss and we wish you all the best as you celebrate Rick’s life and faith journey on Wednesday. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to attend, but out thoughts are with you.


Merle & Elaine Fuller

Delvin & Family
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Deepest condolences Auntie and family.
Uncle Rick, forever a man's man .  A presence so strong you could feel him when you entered a room and he didn't even have to speak. I once saw my uncle save a calf that was being born the wrong way. Wow ..what an inspiration ... where does a man like this come from, I thought. So powerful and confident . A memory that will last a lifetime and remind me what real men do.
Rest in peace uncle .

Juliana (Nichols) Ragot
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. We shared some great times.

Norm and JoLynn Reimer
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Dear Marquart Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers for you during the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather! Rick was a dear friend and very special to us!

With loving thoughts,
Norm and JoLynn

Ben Engbrecht
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

Jen Rogers
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
Dale, Denise & family,
I was sad to see that Rick had passed away. I remember that he always seemed to have a story to tell and whenever you needed a hand, he was always ready to help out. . I’m thankful I had the pleasure of meeting him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts are with you.

Gary and Wendy Dunkle
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Erma and families,
Our most sincere sympathy on the passing of RicK. It is very difficult to lose your loved one, but you are left with precious memories. He was a good neighbour and friend. He will be missed in the community.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Wendy Dunkle and family

Norm / Donna Haney
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Erma & family

Norm & I are so sorry to hear of Ricks passing. It was such a great pleasure to have known him for so many years.

We know you have many great memories that will help ease the sorrow as time goes on.

Our deepest sympathy at this time.

Gloria (Strome) Vollmin
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Dear Erma and family,
So sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you all and give you His peace and strength on this journey. Rick was a great man and you are a dear sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing you from time to time throughout the years. You two were great pillars of faith!!

Ron & Gloria Vollmin

Russell Schnell
   Posted Mon April 01, 2019
I have had a soft spot for Richard and you since I was 12 years old when you hired me to rake hay with a team of horses on the farm you rented south of Castor. That was my first job and it paid a dollar a day. Richard taught me how to drive a team. You had just had your first child and I remember the good meals you and Richard gave me.

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