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July 18, 1973 – Monday, August 20, 2012

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN
Monday, August 27th, 2012
4:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Mn
Monday, August 27, 2012
one hour prior to services

Kenneth L. “Kenny” Marquette Jr., age 39, of Maple Lake passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 from injuries he received in an auto accident.

He was born on July 18, 1973 the son of Kenneth & Bonnie Westphal Marquette.

Kenny graduated from Buffalo High School in 1992.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Marines till March of 1993.

On February 10, 1996, Kenneth L. Marquette Jr. and Mary J. Babatz were joined in holy marriage at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. God blessed their marriage with two beautiful children.

Kenny was a jack of all trades. He had worked many jobs in his life, mostly driving truck and semi.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening. Kenny loved demolition derbys. Kenny loved being with family and friends. He had a heart of gold and kept life interesting.

He enjoyed animals of all kinds.
Kenny loved to sing Hank Williams Jr. music on Karaoke.
He enjoyed working on motors and fixing things.

Survived by his loving wife: Mary J. Marquette; children: Colt and Genelle Marquette both at home; his dog: Vic; parents: Kenneth & Bev Marquette of Buffalo; siblings: Jake (Angela) Marquette of Buffalo and Cathy (Billy) Lindenfelser of Watkins; grandmother: Clarion Conzet of Rockford; step siblings: Annie (Steve) Jost of Annandale, Katie (Ben) McLeod of Maple Lake, Mike (Briana) Ross of Clearwater; father in law: Gene Babatz of Waverly; sister-in-law: Jane Babatz of Waverly; six nieces and five nephews: Laura, Adam, Jenny, Joseph Lindenfelser, Zach Marquette, Emma & Nick Jost, Alli & Grace Ross, Maddy & Landon McLeod; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by an infant brother: Lonnie Lee Hausladen in July 6, 1972, grandfather: Bennie Westphal on January 5, 1979, grandmother: Elva Westphal on December 10, 1987 and grandfather: Harland Marquette on April 19, 1992, step grandfather: Glen Conzet on February 6, 1995 and by his mother: Bonnie Marquette on May 25, 1999 and by a step grandmother: Luetta Schelinder on March 1, 2005.

A visitation for Kenneth L. Marquette Jr. will be held on Monday, August 27th beginning at 3:00 P.M. with a Memorial service following at 4:00 P.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

A Private family viewing was held on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Urn Bearers will be Jake Marquette and Cathy Lindenfelser.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

25 Guestbook Entries

  1. crystal stelton

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I will be praying for your family.

  2. Lori Erger

    Mary, in this time of sadness may you be blessed with all the great times you and your family shared. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Sandy Corey

    You are in our prayers.

    Sandy, Jessica & Russ

  4. Kaylene St Andrew

    You will be missed Kenny! You were always one to make Buck and I laugh :)Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss.

  5. Jessica & Dusten Wilking

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. You will be missed, Kenny.

  6. Devonne Kent

    Jake and family;
    I’m so sad to hear of Kenny’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. My God’s grace and mercy comfort you during this most difficult time. You are in my prayers!

  7. Nila Bursheim (Raisanen)

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Kenny. He will be missed, especially putting out the fires at the Demo Derby. May you find comfort in Christ at this time.


    I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a great guy! I’m so sad that he is gone and so young. So hard to believe. I’m sending prayers of healing to your family. With love, April

  9. Kristina(Gapinski) Berg

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Kenny was a great man and will be greatly missed.

    Steven, Kristina, and Evan Berg

  10. Heather Mattson Johnson

    Sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in family and friends. Prayers to you and your family during this time.
    Kenny was a classmate of mine.

  11. Mike Gagnon

    You and your family are in my thoughts. Ken was a good guy and will be missed.

  12. Devonne Hermosillo Kent

    Jake and family;
    I’m so sad to hear about your brother. My heart goes out to you. May God’s grace and mercy be with you all during this most difficult time.

  13. Bobbie Jo Robinson

    I knew Kenny when we were in our early teens and Kenny wanted to date me when were in AWANA when he was living with the Duskies in Waverly. With my sympathy. I am sorry to hear of his loss and my great condolences to his wife and children.

  14. Ronald & Sallie Conzet

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. Sharon Hoffarth

    Mary; I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the kids.

  16. Linda Schmitz

    May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my most sincere and deepest sympathies.

  17. Jaime Miller

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Mary. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and the kids.

  18. Deborah Scherber

    To the entire Marquette Family;
    Our deepest condolences at this time of great loss. By His loving grace, may the Lord help you find comfort and peace.
    Jason and Deb (Theis) Scherber

  19. Kari Jude

    Kenny, Mary, Jake, Cathy and families,
    Our sincere sympathies go out to you all at this time of loss. It’s so hard to lose someone we love. May God bless you all and comfort you with loving memories of Kenny Jr.


    Ryan, Kari, Cody, Alayna & Makenna

  20. Dave Brown

    Really sad to hear of his passing. Just saw him at Elk River demo. Prayers to all the family and children.

  21. Jacci Demarais-Grant

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was a cousin of mine and we graduated together. He is now at peace with his Mom and you all now have an extra special guardian angel looking over you. I am truly very sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  22. Angie Clausen

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Kenny will remain in our hearts forever. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Peace, Prayers and Blessings, Angie Clausen

  23. Mark & Karey Lambert

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  24. jeff brown

    I am so sorry to hear about Kenny. I was out on the road. If you need any thing just let me know, Mary.

  25. Mara Swenson

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.


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