Michelle Marie Marquart

Jul 28, 2017
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Memorial Services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 4, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


5:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, August 3 at Locke Funeral Home


private family committal in Poyner Township Cemetery, Waterloo


to the family


Michelle Marie Marquart, 49, of Waterloo, Iowa, died peacefully at her home on Friday, July 28, 2017.

She was born February 24, 1968, in Mason City, Iowa, to parents Gregory and Cyndy Johnson.
Michelle graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1986 and earned an associate degree from Hawkeye Community College.

She married her high school sweetheart William "Bill" Robert Marquart August 19, 1995, in Washburn, Iowa.

Michelle enjoyed her job as a contact lens specialist and eye technician at Mauer Eye Center.

Since starting a family at a young age, Michelle’s life happily revolved around her husband and three children. She absolutely loved being “GiGi” to her granddaughters. Michelle enjoyed attending concerts and events with Tana, as well as Friday and Saturday nights spent out with Bill and friends. She loved sharing her love of Iowa State sports with Mike, and their rivalry of his Kansas City Chiefs vs her Chicago Bears. Watching Robby become a father may have been one of her greatest joys, and the pride she had for her family is like none other.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Robby (Holly) Marquart and Mike Marquart; a daughter, Tana (Michael) Schuler; two granddaughters, Aubrey Marie Marquart and Sloane Michelle Averie Schuler; her mother, June Marquart, all of Waterloo; and her parents, Greg and Cyndy Johnson of Oregon.

Michelle is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Richard and Lois Groen.


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  1. Mary Meier | Aug 03, 2017
    I don't know where to begin or what to say.  To her parents I am so sorry for your loss.  To her birth parents who are also my cousins I to am sorry.  I did not even know the whole time that I lived in Waterloo that I had a cousin there, I wish I would have known.  I lost alot of get to know her time.  My sincere condolenses to the family in whole.
  2. John | Aug 02, 2017
    My most sincere condolences to the Marquart family.
  3. Shelley Wach(Mrs. Wach) | Aug 01, 2017

    Dear Robby and family,

    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom.  She was one of my favorite parents of my 6th grade kids!  Please know that my heart is breaking for all of you!

  4. Larry & Colleen Thomas | Jul 31, 2017
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Michelle's family and friends.  Michelle was such a wonderful person that radiated happiness to people.  She always had a happy smile and positive attitude.  We will always remember Michelle.  
  5. Julie Holub | Jul 31, 2017
    Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you. May all of the wonderful memories, help you all find the peace and comfort you need, to get through the difficult days ahead. Michelle will be deeply missed....So very sorry for your families loss.
  6. Natalie Wissink | Jul 31, 2017

    so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers with all your family, John and Natalie Wissink

  7. Darrel Wheeler | Jul 31, 2017
    Darrel & Keri Wheeler. We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying that God will surround your family with peace, love and  the comfort only he can provide.
  8. Pam & Randy Wright | Jul 31, 2017
    Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family and peace for Michelle- She left you great memories for now, until you see her again.
  9. Hans & Laurie Arwine | Jul 31, 2017

    Praying for God to surround your family with His comfort and peace.  Cherish the memories. 

  10. Carol Tisue | Jul 31, 2017
    Your all in our thoughts and prayers 😇.  So sorry for your loss. Dwight and Carol Tisue 

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