Obituary of Cheree Marquart
Mary “Cheree” F. Marquart, 86, of Fort Atkinson passed peacefully on Monday, December 16, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Cheree was born on February 1, 1933 in Marshall Town, Iowa. She was adopted by Clayton and Amelia Hart. She was very active in many clubs and organizations in high school and college. Cheree married Dale Marquart on April 2, 1955 in Platteville, Wisconsin, and then moved to Fort Atkinson. Together they raised six children. Cheree was a dedicated and loving full-time mother and began part-time work at Bergey Jewelry in 1982, where she worked for over 10 years.
Cheree loved to cook, spending time with her children and grandchildren, friday night fish fry, trips to Jamaica with the girls, music and playing the piano. She had a great sense of humor, loved to watch the ducks and birds from the dining room window, and truly enjoyed being with family and friends.
Cheree is survived by her husband, Dale Marqaurt; children, Jill (Tim) Keilison, Michael (Winnie) Marquart, Kris (Dan) Orvick, Mark ( Kelly) Marquart, Steven (Sally) Marquart, Colleen (Stacy) Heydon; grandchildren, Melissa (Ray), Chad, Justin, Lindsie, Mikey (Jessica), Samantha, Izzi, Dani, Hannah, Emma; great-grandchildren, Arya, Liam, Olivia, and Ava.
She is preceded in death by her birth parents, Leonard and Florence Miller; adoptive parents, Clayton and Amelia Hart; siblings, Eva Taylor, Lyle Miller, Olin Miller, George Miller, Vernon Miller, Glenard Miller, and Wayne Miller.
An evening visitation will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4PM until 6PM at Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 12PM on Friday, December 20, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 324 E. North Street, Jefferson, WI 53549. A visitation will take place on Friday from 11AM until the time of services. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials in Cheree’s honor can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Stella Vis Health team nursing staff and Rainbow Hospice Staff.
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