Benjamin “Ben” P. Marquard, age 33 of Ashland, WI., passed away on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, at the MMC hospital in Ashland after a 2 ½ year battle with Leukemia. Ben was born on March 27th , 1983 to Kenneth and Mary Jo Marquard in Wausau, WI.
He grew up in Merrill and attended Wausau West High School. After high school he served in the U.S. Army, became a combat engineer, then in 2006 he went over seas for a tour in Ramadi, Iraq. During that time he met Becky Lueloff, shortly after coming home in 2009 they were wed in Ashland, WI., on March 23rd , 2009. On March 10th , 2010 they gave birth to their beautiful boy Cole.
Ben was an avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed dirt track racing, Ashland ice racing, snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle and a friendly archery competition with his family. You could usually find him at the shop, hanging out with the guys working on cars, but most of all he can be remembered as a family man.
Ben is survived by his loving wife Becky and son Cole of Ashland, Wisconsin; father Kenneth Marquard of Kronewetter, Wisconsin; mother Mary Jo Marquard of Merrill, Wisconsin; brothers Nickolas (Shanna) Marquard of Rib Mountain, Wisconsin and Christopher (Lori) Marquard of Otselic, New York; grandmother Fritze Marquard of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; father & mother-in-law Patrick and Barbara Lueloff of Loretta, Wisconsin; brothers-in-law Steven Lueloff of Winter, Wisconsin and Dustin Lueloff of Wausau, Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by grandpa & grandma Stangret, grandpa Marquard, and Uncle Don.
Funeral services were held 2:00 pm on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Saron Lutheran Church in Ashland, WI., with Pastor Paul Simmons officiating. Visitation 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the church on Saturday, prior to the service. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery, Ashland, WI.
Frost Funeral Home for Funerals in Ashland is handling arrangements. To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at www.bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com