Gus "Sparky" Marquardt
March 11, 1925 – May 12, 2018
Gus Edward Marquardt passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Mission Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care, Oxford, Florida. The son of August and Louise Marquardt, Gus was born in Kirksville, Missouri on March 11, 1925. He served in the US Navy during WWII and was honored with the Flightless Flight to Washington, DC as well as numerous awards for serving our country. On April 8, 1947 he was united in marriage to Ruth E. Simms and they shared 56 years of marriage. After their marriage they moved to Davenport Iowa where 2 daughters, Sandra Kae and Janet Jean, and one son, Ted Leroy, were born. Gus, as a Real Estate Developer, built a housing addition he named G-Mar Heights, and Brady St Office Complex. Gus and Ruth moved to New Port Richey, Florida where they owned and managed apartments. In New Port Richey, his home was set on the North Channel to the Gulf of Mexico and many hours were spent fishing. Gus actively served on the Gulf Harbor Woodlands Board. He was also a Port Richey City Councilman and member of the Elks and many other organizations. Gus Is survived by two daughters, Sandra Arebalo, The Villages, FL and Janet (Doug) Holmes, Blue Grass, IA; daughter-in-law, Susan Marquardt, Homosassa FL; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and niece, Karen Wilson, Bradenton, FL. Gus was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruth; son, Ted; brothers, Glen and Orin Marquardt and sister, Betty Wilson. Gus dearly loved life with a gusto for dancing and singing.
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May 20, 2018
I met Gus at Lexington Park assisted living in Lady Lake Florida. He was a resident along with my Mom.
The most gentle, kind man I had the pleasure of knowing. It became a routine between us that when I saw Gus he would say "ohhh here she comes" or
" your going to get me in trouble." Then I would get close to him and give him a kiss on the cheek. I always got a big smile in return.
I was so saddened to hear of his passing.
God Bless you Gus. 💗