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Richard Ferdinand Marquette
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1919
Cass County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 2006
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA

This information was received from Paula Precure.


Richard Ferdinand Marquette, 87, Lincoln died at home Wednesday (9/27/06). Born, Fargo, N.D. (1/1/19) to Frederick and Elizabeth Remmenga Marquette.

In the early years of his life, his parents moved several times finally settling in Thief River Falls, Minn. Richard was born into a beekeeping family and started working with bees when he was 7 years old. By the time he was 13, he was quite adept at handling all the beekeeper duties and responsibilities.

Educational opportunities for Richard were not always available or convenient, but he did receive some formal education at public schools and a great deal of informal education at home.

On June 15, 1941, Richard was united in marriage to LuVerne "Vernie" Meyer at the farm home of her parents in Burr. They followed the honey harvest from Minnesota to Texas and Florida before settling on a farm near Douglas in 1947. Richard and Vernie were local honey producers for more that 50 years. They moved to Lincoln in 1974 where Richard continued to work with bees as a hobby.

In the early 1960s, Richard experienced a life-changing experience with Christ. As a deepening walk with the Lord was established, Richard and Vernie opened their home for many Bible studies and prayer meetings. Richard was a member of Christ's Place Church in Lincoln.

One of Richard's greatest pleasures in life was music. Although he never had any formal lessons, he had a natural ability and played the Jew's harp, mandolin, mandolin banjo, accordion, drums, fiddle, saw, spoons, organ, harmonica and tambourine with various gospel music groups.

Survivors: wife, Vernie; children, Richard Jr. "Jerry", Berryville, Ark., Roxanne Dorn, Phoenix, Raymond, Winchester, Calif., Ronda Martz, Fayetteville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred, Ken, Spence, Frank; sisters, Helen, Esther, Agnes, Fran. Ppreceded in death by his parents, infant son, Marlyn; brother, Roy; sisters, Doris and Jeanette.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Christ's Place Church, 1111 Old Cheney Road. Pastor Brad Riddle. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday with family, 5-8 p.m.; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, all at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials in lieu of flowers: Stephen Ministry at church; church memorial fund.

Published in the Lincoln Journal Star on 9/28/2006.


If any of the family would like to add pictures please go ahead and do so. If a family member would prefer to add this info I'd be happy to delete what I have done then the family memeber can do what they want. Please go to my Bio for my email address to let me know.

My prayers are with the family and friends. 
Maintained by: Heather (Angel_Graver)
Originally Created by: Aria - Patched Angel
Record added: Sep 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15927248

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