Robert ‘Bob’ R. Marquardt, 80

Robert "Bob" R. Marquardt, of Cedarburg, passed away at his residence while surrounded by his loving family Saturday morning, Aug, 11, 2012. He was 80 years old.

Bob was born in Milwaukee on July 19, 1932, the son of Raymond and Evelyn Matthews Marquardt. While a young man, his family moved to the Cedarburg area and he attended local schools. After graduating from Shorewood High School in 1950, Bob worked on the Neiman-Stephenson fox and mink ranch on Western Avenue.

On Oct. 31, 1959, he was united in marriage with Diane Ricciardi at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in West Allis. The couple settled in Cedarburg and raised their family. Bob worked at the mink ranch until 1966, before taking a position with the Ozaukee County Highway Department. He retired from the county in 1982.

Bob was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and had been an altar boy for Father Leo while he was much younger. In his younger days, he was quite the marksman and enjoyed hunting, trap shooting and fishing. He was an avid reader, and continued to enjoy the outdoors. Above all, Bob enjoyed spending his retirement with his children and grandchildren, as well as other family and friends.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Diane; and their five children, Susan Marquardt of Manitowoc, Peggy Desorcy of Plover, LuAnne (Tracy) Bartlein of Richfield, JoAnn (John) Pipkorn of Mequon and Robert (Jenny) Marquardt Jr. of Neillsville. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren, Rebecca, Emily and Daniel Desorcy, Jessica (Ryan) Janzer, Jacklynn (fiancé Luke Multhauf) and Katelynn Bartlein, David, Emily and Sarah Pipkorn and Kally Marquardt; one brother, Eugene (Donna) Marquardt of Plymouth; two sisters, Betty(Gordon) Hoffman of Fond du Lac and Sherrel Paape of Saukville; nieces; nephews; former son-in-law, Tom Desorcy; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Neil; and granddaughter, Aimee Jean Marquardt.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church South, N44 W6055 Hamilton Road, Cedarburg. Father Yamid Blanco will preside. Bob will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery following the service. The family will receive visitors at the church from noon until the services at 2 p.m.

The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Heartland Hospice, especially nurse Annette, chaplain Cindy, social worker Emily and Aide Coreena.