Larry A. Marquardt, age 67 of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away on Sunday, June
He was born on December 25, 1946 in Gary, Ind., to Adrian and Pearl (Hill)
Marquardt, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was married to Maryann (Lee) Marquardt, who survives of Valparaiso.
He is also survived by his step-son, Michael McBride of Portage, Ind.;
step-daughter, Deborah Ann (John) Blumer of Porter, Ind.; brother, Glenn
Marquardt of Seattle, Wa.; sister, Lois (Michael) Addison of Valparaiso,
step-grandchildren, Jarret, Justin and Kelsey McBride and Ashley, Kyle and
Abigayle Blumer; step-great-granddaughter, Matilda; nieces, Erin (Ryan)
Edgren and Cara Addison; nephew, Mark Addison and great-nephews, Reece and
Larry owned and operated “Get Away Tours & Cruises” for 25 years. He enjoyed
skiing and was past president of the Gary Ski Club and a member of the
National Ski Patrol. He was a former teacher at Hobart High School and was
currently employed as a charter bus driver for Royal Excursions in
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, with Pastor Bob
Burton officiating. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery in
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 19, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1701
North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA, 22311.
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