Elaine Marquardt, 87, of Nodaway entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Villisca. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Pastor Ken Sidey will officiate. Burial will follow at the Nodaway Cemetery. Open visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April, 15, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be determined. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Elaine Marquardt, the daughter of Walter and Mary Gertrude (Patton) Knight was born on May 7, 1934 in Glenwood, Iowa. She graduated from Benson High School in Omaha, Nebraska with the class of 1954. After graduation Elaine worked for IBM as a telephone operator for five years.
On June 12, 1959 Elaine married John Marquardt in Omaha, Nebraska. After the couple were married, they lived in Kennard, Nebraska until moving to Nodaway in 1966. Elaine later worked as a cook and dishwasher at Corning Nursing and Rehab for 16 years. Elaine was a hardworking farm wife and loved her time spent on the farm. She was very proud to stay on the farm until her passing.
Elaine enjoyed sewing, crocheting and embroidery. She liked to fish and do all sorts of puzzles. She loved to take care of the baby calves and watch them play. At family dinners she was always the one to do the dishes because it was a special memory she shared with her mother. Elaine was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Corning where she performed many roles.
Left to cherish Elaine’s memory are her children: Linda Weaver of Altoona, Iowa, Diane Warner of Menifee, California, Karen Brant and husband Roger of Glidden, Iowa and John Marquardt Jr. and wife Wendy of Creston; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Norma Coffin of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Keith Knight of Bethany, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Elaine in death was her husband, John; parents, Walter and Mary; son-in-law, Ronald Weaver and great grandson, Oliver Warner.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Jerilyn Smith for the loving care and friendship she provided Elaine.