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Helen E. Marquardt, age 93 of rural Elburn, died suddenly, Friday afternoon, February 20, 2004 at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, where she was taken following an apparent heart attack at her home. BORNShe was born October 10, 1910 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Herman and Emma(Zingelmann) Nette. She came to America as a small child and grew up inArlington Heights, IL MARRIED / RESIDENTIAL HISTORYOn May 5, 1934, Helen was united in marriage to Emil G. Marquardt.and they made their home in the Elburn area for many years. In 1973, an auto accident took Emil’s life and Helen continued to make her home with her sons. EMPLOYMENT AND MEMBERSHIPFor twenty years Helen was employed at National Electronics, Geneva and was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Geneva. Her life, however, was devoted to her family. She was the consummate host when it came to hospitality and the "Queen of worry" when it came to caring. No matter the age of her children or grandchildren her heart watched over their coming and going at any hour on any day. To her very last breath she was fixing lunch for a loved one and, had it been her choice, would have had it no other way. SURVIVORSShe is survived by three sons:Fred (Carolyn) of Elgin, ILRobert (Judy) of Elburn, IL andDavid Marquardt, also of Elburn.seven grandchildren:Renee’ (Jamie) Potter of Machesney Park, ILKaren (Tracey) Shearer of Salsbury, NC,Christine Adkerson of Elgin, ILAnnette (Tim) Locke of Milwaukee, WI,Aaron (Jacqueline) Marquardt of Hinckley, ILBrandon (Nicole) Marquardt of Grant Park, ILCourtney Marquardt of Elburn, IL,seven great grandchildren:Noah, Andrea and Joshua Sopczak and Justin Adkerson, Olivia Shearer.Joel and Faith Marquardtone sister, Virginia Pohlman of New Port Ritchey, FL.as well a many nieces and nephews..PRECEDEDShe is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emil and four siblings, Margaret Tesch, Ernst, Frederich and Irene NetteMEMORIALSMemorials in her name may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, Geneva, IL, and mailed to the family in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119.
VISITATIONVisitation will be held at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn,Monday, February 23, 2004 from 4-8pm.SERVICESHer funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 11amat the Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, ILThe Rev. Phil Greunbaum will officiate
Entombment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckly, IL. at 2pm.