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Kenneth Markwardt

October 26, 1934 — October 16, 2017

Ken, age 82, of Sheboygan completed his journey on earth and went home to his Lord on October 16, 2017. He was born October 26, 1934 in the town of Plymouth to Byron and Arleen (Wackett) Markwardt. Ken attended Victor Grade School and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1952. On June 4, 1955 he married Edyth Klein at St. John's Lutheran Church in Plymouth. Ken is a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church.
The couple owned Ken Markwardt Sales & Service in Sheboygan from 1971 until retirement in 2000, at which time their three sons began running the business. Ken is well known as "Mighty Mouse" modified Stock Car racing from 1959 - 1974. He won many championships and was inducted into the Hartford Hall of Fame Short Track in 2007. Ken served in Plymouth National Guard from 1951-1960.
Ken and Edyth enjoyed wintering in Arizona for many years. Ken enjoyed golf with friends and many good times at the Cottage on Wolf Lake. His favorite past time was spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ken is survived by his wife Edyth of 62 years, three sons; Michael (Kris) Markwardt, Randy (Kelley) Markwardt, and Jeffrey (Carmin) Markwardt, six grandchildren; Randy Jr. (Celeste) Markwardt, Melissa Markwardt, Aubree (Tyler) Biederwolf, Kayleigh (Lane) Pirkle, Heather (friend Ken) Markwardt, and Abby (Tam) Duong, seven great-grandchildren; Mason Briones, Alivia Briones, Ayden Duong, Wesley Duong, Randy Markwardt III, Lucas Markwardt, and Anja Biederwolf, sister Donna Mae (Marvin) Cain, and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
His thanks to his family and longtime friends Lee & Sue Brockman and Gary & Etola Matz who provided laughter and many joys.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 3816 S. 12th St. Sheboygan, with Pastor Dana Loney officiating. Inurnment will take place at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:30 AM until the time of service at the CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established at Christ Lutheran Church in Ken's name.
His family wishes to thank Pastor Loney for all his visits and words of comfort. Also thanks to the staff at Froedert Hospital and Sharon S. Richardson Hospice for their care and compassion.
"Poem of Life"
Life is but a stopping place, a pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys; different paths along the way;
We were all meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place far greater than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker; for some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends, we'll claim great reward, and find an Everlasting peace, together with the Lord.
By: Edward Searson

Visitation
Friday, October 20, 2017
9:30 AM 10/20/2017 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/20/2017 11:30:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

3816 S. 12th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Christ Lutheran Church
3816 S. 12th St Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
Memorial Service
Friday, October 20, 2017
11:30 AM 10/20/2017 11:30:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

3816 S. 12th St
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Christ Lutheran Church
3816 S. 12th St Sheboygan 53081 WI
United States
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