Obituaries » Joan M Marquardt (Telley)

May 1, 1921 - May 29, 2018

Funeral Service Date
June 1, 2018
Funeral Service Time
01:00 pm

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Joan M. Marquardt, 97, died peacefully on May 29 at the Golden Years Homestead, concluding a long and rich life. Born in 1921, Joan developed an early curiosity and interest in “news,” whether world events or personal tidbits shared by family and friends. This served her well in her role with the Corporate Communications Department of Lincoln Financial Group, her lifetime employer. She was particularly proud when the company enlisted her to create a corporate archive. She was a stimulating conversationalist, with a sharp sense of humor and a remarkable recall of Fort Wayne history. She was a loyal friend to many, including those much younger. She lived unconditionally and generously for her family, delighting in their successes and achievements, and standing by them in challenging circumstances. She endeared herself to Golden Years’ staff, who affectionately called her “Mother Joan.” She is survived by three children, Deborah (James) Marquardt Raper of Norfolk, Va.; Kevin (Debra) Marquardt and Sean (Kim) Marquardt, of Fort Wayne. Four grandchildren: Nathaniel (Megan), Justin (Angie), Jonathan (Candace) and Geoffrey. Seven great grandchildren: Cohen, Isla, Evelyn, Kobe, Laila, and Cosette Marquardt, and Kaylynn Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, her mother, father, sister, and a great grandchild, Rockwell. She was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 at Saint Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Dr., with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Erin’s House. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

May 31, 2018

Visitation Time

05:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Jude Catholic Church-Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-484-6609

Address: 2155 Randallia Fort Wayne IN, 46805

Service Date: May 31, 2018

Service Time: 5:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

June 1, 2018

Funeral Service Time

01:00 pm

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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