Mary J. Marquardt

Date of Death: Nov 01, 2019
Mary J. Marquardt

1939 - 2019

Mary J. Marquardt, 80, of Ripon, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin surrounded by her family.

Mary was born June 8, 1939 in Waupun, the daughter of Ben and Ruth Nelson Voskuil. Mary farmed most of her life at the family farm and received her GED from Moraine Park later in life. On February 24, 1961 she married Jerome Hopp at Alto Reformed Church. After their marriage she worked at the Pickle Factory in Ripon for many years. On July 17, 1993 she married William Marquardt at Alto Reformed Church. In the early 90’s she retired from the Fairwater Vegetable Company. She loved listening to polka music, camping, playing cards, going to the casino, collecting dolls, and spending time with the grandkids and great-grandkids.

Mary is survived by a son, Jerry (Brenda) Hopp of Brandon, a son, Dennis (Laurie) Hopp of Brandon, a daughter, Suzanne (Ray) Heschke of Ripon, a son, Brian (Marcia) Hopp of Ripon, and a son, Calvin (Heidi) Hopp of Brandon; grandchildren: Julie, Brent, and Melanie Hopp, Kurtis Hopp, Amber (Steven) Bork, Marissa Hopp, Jeremy Marx, and Andrew, Caleb, and Alexander Hopp; great-grandchildren: Bentley, LilyAna, and Paxton Hopp, and Abigail Bork; a sister, Joanne Schears of Kansas; brothers: James (Betty) Voskuil of Waupun and Arnie (Carol) Voskuil of Waupun; special caregivers and special friends, Lisa and Jeff; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, Jerome Hopp; second husband, William Marquardt; a special friend, Al McHugh; a sister, Nancy Boelter; and a brother, Gilbert Voskuil.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from 4-8 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 9:30 until the time of service.


Funeral services for Mary Marquardt will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Kevin Van Wyk officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

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  1. Luann Benedict Says: November 2, 2019 at 4:47 am

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all

  2. Christina and Rick Erdmann Says: November 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss..prayers for the family.

  3. Tammy prince Says: November 2, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Our deepest condolences from the northern cross family tammy prince and james gardner.

  4. Diane Vos Says: November 3, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Sending my deepest condolences to you family’s Sue Heschke
    Prayers and peace !

  5. Kathy Miller Says: November 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Susie and Brothers: I’m so sorry for your loss. Some of my most favorite memories are times spent at the farm with all of you. And your mom was always at the center of everything. She was so nice to me and made me feel like part of the family.

  6. Peggy and Roger Cotterill Says: November 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Dear Family… our sincere sympathy to all the family on Mary’s passing. May the Lord be your strength and comfort during this time.

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