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Marquardt, Joan
(Nee Shumway) Passed away peacefully on December 19, 2016 at the age of 75 years, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Joan is survived by her husband Rodney and their beloved son Shawn (Lorene). Proceeded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Shumway.

Joan is a graduate of West Milwaukee High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Education.

Joan will be fondly remembered by her group of five UW-Milwaukee Delta Zeta Alumni for which they shared many happy moments, at family gatherings, by her five cousins for the gatherings at their grandmother’s lake cottage, and by an active gourmet group of church friends and neighbors. Joan was also a long time member of Greendale Women’s Club and Hales Corners Women’s Club.

Joan was an accomplished baton twirler appearing in many Wisconsin parades and participated in twirling contests held in Milwaukee and Chicago for which she received many awards and appeared in some early television contests.

Additionally Joan performed as the drum majorette for the West Milwaukee High School and UW-Milwaukee marching bands.

Thank you Joan for enriching our lives and for being such a wonderful spouse and friend. You will be forever missed.

Funeral Service will be held at Greendale Community Church (6015 Clover Ln.) on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at the church, at 10AM until the time of Service (11 AM). Interment at Arlington Park Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to Greendale Community Church.

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