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Brenda Marquardt

Kaukauna - Brenda Jean (Brooks) Marquardt, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 9, 2018 at ThedaCare Appleton, following a second bout with cancer. The daughter of Roger and Alice (Bowers) Brooks was born April 11, 1970 in Green Bay.

Brenda was the middle of three children and attended St. Francis Hollandtown Grade School. She graduated from Kaukauna High School and went on to receive her degree from the University of Milwaukee.

On September 16, 1995, Brenda married Matt Marquardt at St. Francis Church in Hollandtown. They raised three children, and the family enjoyed traveling, camping and attending sporting events together.

Brenda was a born leader and entrepreneur, and found purpose in giving back to others. She owned Marq-It Design and Brenda Marquardt Social Marketing and Design. Additionally, she was a director and consultant for BNI, a member of the GK Inner Circle for out-of-the-box thinkers and marketers, and a mentor for Score Mentors - Fox Cities.

She was the Athletic Director and Social Media Director for St. John - Sacred Heart in Sherwood, active in the Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce, the PPAW, the Harrison Athletic Association Board, and volunteered for a number of charities. In everything she did, Brenda persevered with faith, hope, love and gratitude.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Matt; parents, Roger and Alice; children, Nicholas, Koy and Ella; siblings Mark (Kris) Brooks and Connie (Kevin) Brick; siblings-in-law, Billie (Richard) Upton, Pete Marquardt, Paul (Alina) Marquardt, Andy Marquardt and Ann Marquardt-Schumacher. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as other members of her extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents-in-law, Larry and Hannah (DuCharme) Marquardt, her four grandparents, her brother-in-law Steve Schumacher, as well as aunts, uncles and other extended family members.

Family and friends may call at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, St. Francis Hollandtown Site, 433 County Road CE, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018. A wake service will close evening at 7:00 PM.

Visitation will continue on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Father Michael Betley will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Askeaton.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Ryan Funeral Home, De Pere is assisting the Marquardt family. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences.

The family would like to extend special thanks to The Brenda Strong Community, her group of friends "The Sassy Seven," and Brenda's college friends for all of the love and support throughout the years. They would also like to thank the Emergency Room Staff at ThedaCare Appleton for their kindness and compassion in such a difficult time.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 12 to July 15, 2018
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