MARLA M. MARQUARDT, 56, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven. She was a pre-school teacher at New Haven United Methodist Pre-school for many years. “Nothing meant more to Marla than her family.” She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of 35 years, Timothy; daughters, Melissa Marquardt of Indianapolis and Emily (Jeremy) Blackman of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Lillian and Zachary; devoted parents, Erma and Richard Henderson of New Haven; sister, Corinne (Clark) Spurrier of New York, N.Y.; two nephews; numerous loving aunts and cousins; and granddog, Maliki. A Celebration of Life is noon Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 800 Green St., New Haven, with calling from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pastor Scott Zeckzer officiating. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Marla, her family would prefer memorials to Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven; or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. To share online condolences please visit

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