Bruce William Marquardt, age 70, of Rose Creek, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Bruce was born in Rochester on July 15, 1941. He lived his entire life in the Austin area and graduated from Austin High School in 1959. After high school he worked for the American Can Canning Company followed by the Hormel Company in the mid 70's. Bruce owned a livestock and crop farm in Rose Creek and also the Windrift Restaurant and Marquardt Trucking in the 80's. Most recently he was enjoying semi retirement selling health insurance and spending time at the family cabin in Holcombe, Wisconsin. Survivors include his wife, Janice (Boley) Marquardt, Rose Creek; four children, son, Eric (Marcy) Marquardt, Champlin; daughter, Erin (Rory) Emmans, Dayton, son, Joshua (Jodi Lysne) Marquardt, Minneapolis, daughter, Elizabeth Marquardt, Minneapolis; seven grandchildren, Allison, Brandon and Bryce Marquardt, Zachary and Tanner DeWitt, Cody and Michelle Emmans; four step children, Jennie (Faron) Neville, Austin, Jason (Dawn) Boley, Sargeant, John Boley, Albert Lea, Jessica (Larry) Andrist, Sargeant; 13 step grandchildren, Faron Michael, Manda and Dakotah Neville, Katie, Cody and Logan Boley, JD, Bobbie Lee, Lance and Eric Boley, Brett, Olivia and Mersede Andrist; sister, Sharon (Bud) Cutrell and nephew and niece, Porter and Heather, all of Roswell, NM; dogs, Peaches and Herbie. He is preceded in death by his parents, William G. and Harriet E. (Tabor) Marquardt. Bruce will be remembered for his sense of humor and many friendships. He loved playing cards and other games with family and friends. His hobbies included coin and gun collection. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mike Olmsted officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.