Elwood Resident: Teressa J. Marquardt, age 72 (1941-2014)

Teressa Jane Marquardt, 72, of Elwood, Nebraska, died on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Nebraska. She was born on May 3rd, 1941, at Sutherland, Nebraska, to Robert D. and Hannah M. (Stumpf) Hampton.

Teressa received her early education in Sutherland and at age 10 moved with the family to the farm north of Hershey, Nebraska. She graduated with the class of 1959 from Hershey High School. She attended college at Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska and Huron, South Dakota and received her teaching certificate. She taught at Rosedale School, then moved to Elwood and taught at a rural District 26R.

She later began teaching in the Elwood Public Schools and continued to take classes and received her degree in education. She loved working with children, especially teaching them to read.

She married George Marquardt on May 23rd, 1965 and resided in Elwood.

She taught until her sons were born and opted to become a full-time mother. She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother in law, Kenneth Walz.

She is survived by her husband George Marquardt of Elwood; sons, George Marquardt Jr. of Oxford, Nebraska; Johan and wife Christina Marquardt of Tribune, Kansas; grandchildren, James, Anna and Emily Marquardt; sisters, Patricia Walz of Hershey; Ann and husband Jean Schultz of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nieces: Alicia and husband Lucas Odean, Jennifer Schultz and husband Robert Mizuel and nephew, Steven Walz.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Elwood with Revs. Michael Wolff and Dale Hedstrom, officiating.

Interment will be at Elwood Cemetery, at Elwood.

Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood was in charge of the arrangements.

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