Steven William Marquardt
September 7, 1946 – November 20, 2020
After 74 eventful years Steven peacefully departed this mortal life on Friday, November 20, 2020 after being cared for by the amazing staff at Intermountain Medical Center. “Fear Not, I Am With Thee…” is the message he left our family, a message he was very passionate about and made sure to share upon his passing. He often shared his testimony and the message of the atonement of Jesus Christ.
He was devoted to his church callings and served in many capacities. As a young man he served from January 1966 to May 1968 in the North German Mission, a counselor in the Bishopric & Stake Presidency and later with his loving wife Carla in the Salt Lake City Temple Mission for the LDS Church for 5 years.
Steven was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to George William Marquardt and Bernece Louise Johnson on September 7, 1946. The family lived in the Sugarhouse area until the early 1950’s when they moved South to the Fort Union area where he met some of his lifelong friends, “The Creek Road Gang” as he liked to call them. The events that unfolded over the next few years instilled a sense of adventure that fueled a desire to live life to the fullest and travel all over the world, visiting all 7 continents. His passion for traveling continued up until the moment of his passing.
Steven was smitten by his eternal companion, Carla Murdock, at a young single adult dance at the Terrace Ballroom on June 19, 1969 and they were sealed for time and all eternity on September 12, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. They recently celebrated their 51st Anniversary at Coulter Bay, WY. They were blessed with six angelic children who never gave them a day of grief.
Steven is preceded in death by his parents (George and Bernece), two sons (Steven Carl Marquardt and Benjamin Enoch Marquardt), three grandchildren (McKenna Messner, Adeline Marquardt, and Preston Fielding Marquardt). He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carla, daughter Stephanie (Garret) Messner, son Peter (Teresa) Marquardt, daughter Heather (Matthew) Clark, son Sean (Jessica) Marquardt, 13 grandchildren, and three siblings Michael George Marquardt, Chris Monroe Marquardt, and Michelle Louise (William) Judy.
Due to limitations of the COVID pandemic, the family has decided to hold a graveside service at Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery, Wednesday November 25th at 11:00 am. For those unable to attend, the service will be available via Facebook link: Legacy Funerals & Cremations of Spanish Fork. We would also like to encourage everyone to share a story or message on the available platforms as we are sure there are yet many stories to be told.
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