Note: Funeral Mass for Ruth M. Marquardt was held Sept. 19, 2001 in Christ the King Catholic Church, Sioux Falls, SD with burial in the Spencer Cemetery, Spencer, SD. Pallbearers were grandchildren: Chris Marquardt, Walt Fitzmaurice, Joe Fitzmaurice, Thomas M. Slattery, Carol Pederson, and Susan Garrard. Ruth M. Coome, daughter of Thomas and Anna (Terry) Coome, was born October 11, 1917 in Colton, SD. She moved to Salem, SD with her family as a child. She grew up in Salem and married Patrick Slattery. Mr. Slattery died and she then married Herbert Marquardt on May 29, 1948, in Luverne, MN. Mr. Marquardt died in 1983. Ruth died on September 16, 2001 at the Southridge Healthcare Center, Sioux Falls, SD. Survivors include three sons; Tom Slattery and wife Gaylene of Chesterton, Indiana; Terry Slattery and wife Cynthia of Sioux Falls, SD; and Bill Marquardt and wife Laura of Alexandria, SD; two daughters, Phyllis Buckwalter of Davenport, Florida; and Carol Fitzmaurice of Minneapolis, MN; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and four brothers, John, Howard, Donald, and Richard Coome.
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