Daniel L. Marquardt Sr., 86, of Sonestown, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born Aug. 12, 1927, in South Canaan, Wayne County, he was a son of the late Frantz and Louise A. Reer Marquardt. He and his wife, the former G. Arlene Whitmoyer, would have celebrated 54 years of marriage on Nov. 14, 2013.
Dan was a graduate of Sonestown High School, Class of 1945 and Penn State where he was trained in artificial insemination. Dan served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during both World War II and the Korean War and was a partner of Marquardt Bros. Lumber and Farming, Muncy Valley.
He was a life member and past commander on the American Legion Post 601, Sonestown, a former member of the Muncy Valley Area Vol. Fire Co., past president of the Hillcrest Cemetery Association, Sonestown and a member of Valley United Methodist Church where he served as past president of the Board of Trustees. Dan enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, photography and refereeing basketball games.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Daniel L. (Janet) Marquardt Jr., of Sonestown; a granddaughter, Lorena M. Marquardt, of Sonestown; a sister, Margreth (Dick) Kilgus, of Watsontown; and three brothers, Fran Marquardt, of Montgomery, Alton Marquardt, of Montgomery and Arthur (Jean) Marquardt, of Hughesville.
In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by a sister, Louise "Lady" Ledger and a brother, Robert Marquardt.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Craig Livermore officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined veterans organizations. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and suggest memorial contributions to Valley United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 185, Muncy Valley, PA 17758 or Muncy Valley Area Vol. Fire Comp., P.O. Box 9, Muncy Valley, PA 17758.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.