June 3, 2021
Verlen Leroy Marquart, 82, of Chester, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Duensing) Marquart, was born Aug. 13, 1938 in Hebron. He died May 18,at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler.
Verlen grew up on the farm helping his father with the livestock and farming. He attended country school through the eighth grade.
He entered the United States Army Reserves Aug. 19, 1961, and was honorably discharged June 20, 1967.
Verlen married Janice Kasparek Aug. 26, 1962, at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler by Pastor E.F. Janssen. This union was blessed with the
birth of five children.