Given by God on 9/16/46, given to God on 10/14/19.
Marcus James, son of Martin and Marjorie (Cleasby) Quarberg, grew up in rural Nelson, WI and attended Nelson Grade School and Alma High School. He married the love of his life Nancy (Moe) Quarberg in December of 1966 at Lyster Lutheran Church in Nelson.
Marcus purchased his dairy farm in the township of Alma in 1970, operating it for 34 years. During this time, he also enjoyed driving school bus for the Alma Area Schools (25 years) and was the Board Chairman for the Township of Alma (22 years) and several other boards. Shortly after retiring from farming, Marcus and Nancy built a new home in Alma in 2005.
Marcus loved farming, playing cards, traveling, a good joke, polka dancing, and most of all, spending time with his family and five grandchildren. Marcus was an active member in the Alma community as well as with Modena Lutheran Church in which he enjoyed the fellowship of is extended family.
Marcus was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the year 2000. His wife and family were a constant in support during his progression through Parkinson’s Disease. Marcus passed peacefully with his family by his side at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha, MN. He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy of 53 years, sons Marlin (Catherine) and Daniel (Marissa), daughter Sheila, grandchildren Jasmine, Joseph, Madelyn, Jack, and Ava, his sister Linda Quarberg (Doug Wilson), and brothers Jerald (Pamela) and Jan (Carol). He was preceded in death by his father Martin, mother Marjorie, and brother Larry (Sandi).
Visitation will be held at the Talbot Funeral Home in Alma, WI from 4-7pm on Sunday, 10/20/19. Viewing will be held at Modena Lutheran Church, S964 County Road J, Modena, WI at 10am, service at 11am, and lunch to follow on Monday, 10/21/19.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alma Area School in Marcus’ honor or other charity of choice.