James "Jim" Marquardt

James "Jim" Marquardt


October 8, 1974 - February 3, 2023


James “Jim” Marquardt, 48, of Alexandria, SD, died Friday, February 3, 2023. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, February 9, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Alexandria. Arrangements are with Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

James Orville Marquardt was born October 8, 1974, in Mitchell, SD to George and VaLon (Titze) Marquardt. Jim graduated from Hanson High School. He then attended Mitchell Technical Institute and received an electrical degree. Jim was currently working for Thompson Electric out of Sioux Falls, SD.

On October 13, 2007, Jim was united in marriage to his best friend, Stephanie Peters. Together they created a beautiful life. Jim had many titles in his life from being an avid hunter/fisherman to master chef. His most important and favorite role was being a family man. He loved nothing more than attending all his kids’ sporting events, fishing and country music with his family, hunting with his boys, trolling the river with his dad, Sunday ranger rides with Steph and the boys, singing to his baby girl at her wedding, cuddling his grandbabies, or spoiling everyone with his famous smoked ribs. Nothing gave Jim more pride than seeing the look on the boys’ faces when they shot their first deer or holding his tiny grandkids in his “big” loving arms for the first time.

Jim found peace enjoying the simple things in life like watching football, taking trips to Kansas visiting friends, fishing at the river bottom, planting food plots, helping with church youth group activities or enjoying his mom’s homemade meals. He was easy to please and even easier to love. He gave the best hugs. He was our #1 fan and go to guy, always there to offer a helping hand or his outpouring love. He was such a hands-on dad, a Jack of all trades, our hero. He gave his all to his family.

Jim’s biggest champion or as he said, “my living guardian angel,” was his wife, Steph. They were each other’s soul mates. Jim’s happiest years were with her by his side. He had a great ability to make others smile, even through his pain. His contagious smile, amazing singing voice, and goofy personality will be dearly missed. He left a legacy that will be carried on forever. Love big and never take one second for granted.

Jim is survived by his wife, Stephanie; five children: Jordan (Hailey) Marquardt, Hannah (Tanner) Hines, Shay, Peyton, and Tyson Marquardt; three grandchildren: Lincoln Marquardt and Olivia and Cameron Hines; his parents, George and VaLon; two sisters: LeAnn (Donnie) Kayser and Hayley (Noah) Tirrel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim was greeted in death by his two beautiful sisters, Heather and Laura, whom he loved and missed so much.



Wednesday, February 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, February 9, 2023
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Greenhill Cemetery
Alexandria, SD

Posted by Sandra Knockenhauer on February 15, 2023
What a beautiful tribute! My heart breaks for all of you. Know he will be watching over you until you all meet again. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Troy and Bonnie Bollock on February 11, 2023
Prayers for the family, So very sorry for your loss 🙏🏻❤️
Posted by Douglas Hansen on February 9, 2023
Wonderful person, always a joy to be with. Wish my blessings for family. We will see him in heaven soon. You will be greatly missed my friend.
Posted by Heiter and Slaba families on February 8, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathies.
Posted by Bonnie Weber on February 8, 2023
Prayers to all your families. In your loss
Posted by Doris and Laura Berg on February 8, 2023
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you.
Posted by Lynn TerMeer on February 8, 2023
So Sorry For Your Loss ,, Your in my Thoughts & Prayers 🙏🏼
Posted by Peter Weins on February 8, 2023
Our sympathy goes out to you.Our thought are with you.
Posted by Judy an terry coonfield on February 7, 2023
We are so saddened about jim's passing what a wonderful person we will forever remember your kind wave an smile anywhere god be with Steph your dear parents family we will continue to pray for all of you
Posted by Charolette Peterson on February 7, 2023
VaLon, George and Steph and family! My heart hurts for all of you.May God comfort all. Love to all of you.
Posted by Carolyn Cappel on February 7, 2023
My heart goes out to all of you. It is so painful to lose someone you love so much. Steph, I remember when you first met Jim and how you fell in love and were so compatible. I know he was the world to you and his children. My prayer is that God will reach out to you in the love and presence of family and friends to console you and bring you peace and comfort during this very sad time.
Posted by Vilas and Jane Schoenfelder on February 7, 2023
George and family, condolences to you all in your time of grief, it’s time like these that pulls us closer as a family, we need to lean on each other!
Posted by Lee and Betty Schaefers on February 7, 2023
We were neighbors your entire life and you will always be remembered!!
Posted by Marge Wagner on February 7, 2023
So very sorry for your loss he will be missed you have my sympathy and prayers
Posted by Robbyn Gust Dunfee on February 7, 2023
You will always be loved and missed terribly.
Posted by Travis Palmer on February 6, 2023
Jim was a true friend and always was willing to help anyone that asked. Gonna miss ya buddy.
Posted by John Gasoar on February 6, 2023
I had the pleasure of dealing with Jim in the electrical industry fir many years and he was always wonderful to work with. Prayers for the family during these trying times
Posted by Megan Givens Legenza on February 6, 2023
Jim, what an amazing guy you were! I got to see first hand how much you loved Steph and your boys. What a privilege it was watching my best friend fall in love with you all those years ago. What an amazing family the two of you created and all the memories you shared. You gave Steph the world. You gave your kids the world. You always welcomed me with open arms when I came to visit and tag along. My first and last motorcycle ride was with you and my first and last fish caught was b/c of you (actually I think you probably caught it more so than I did). Jim, you are gone from our sight, that is all. Your love will always remain. Continue to take care of your family.
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