The Obit For Steve Marquardt

Steven Lee Marquardt
Sep. 7, 1953 - Mar. 22, 2012

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on March 25, 2012

Beloved son, brother, father, uncle, and friend, Steven Lee Marquardt, was unexpectedly taken from us on March 22, 2012. He was a kind and loving man who charmed the hearts of everyone he met. He was very grateful for the close relationships he shared with all of his family members, particularly his mother and brothers.

A natural athlete, regardless the sport or age he began to play, you wanted him on your team. He started to play golf in his later years and loved the challenge of the varied Utah courses; special thanks to close friend, Joe Uribe, his primary golf buddy.

Another passion was hiking the numerous Wasatch trails, where he appreciated the beauty of the mountains and lakes; special thanks to close friend, Norm Andrews, his hiking mentor. All would agree that not enough can be said in regard to Steve's devotion to his daughter, Paige; his memory as a father will be cherished. He leaves us with his blessing for his daughter's upcoming marriage to his future son-in-law, Tyler Miller.

Born in Peoria, Illinois, to Ralph and Verda Marquardt, the family relocated to California during his early years.

Following graduation from J. H. Francis Polytechnic High School, Steve was drafted as a southpaw pitcher by the Minnesota Twins franchise. Steve, wife and daughter relocated to Sandy, Utah, in 1991. At the time of his death, he resided in Draper, Utah, where he lived with his daughter and future son-in-law.

Survived by Verda Marquardt, mother, Michael and Ralph Marquardt, brothers, Paige Marquardt, daughter, Michael and Zachary Marquardt, nephews, Madeline Marquardt, niece, Meagan, Baylee and Jayce Ballard, niece and grand nieces, and numerous friends.
Preceded in death by father, Ralph Marquardt.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 28, 2012 from 11:00am - 1:00pm at The Chateau at Le Jardin, 1910 East 10600 South, Sandy, Ut.