Professor Marquart: At home with the Lord. Rest in peace, dear father in Christ.
I heard this morning from Barbara Marquart, wife of Professor Kurt Marquart, that he contracted a virus on Friday and slowly declined and was called home to be with His Lord early this morning, around 3:00. He had baptized his grandson earlier Monday evening. He was teaching classes still on Friday, from his wheelchair, with a microphone. We rejoice that Kurt is now enjoying eternal rest and peace, awaiting the day of the resurrection of the dead, but we grieve for those who have lost their loved one and we grieve for the church that such a mighty servant of God, a faithful confessor and a true pastor of pastors has been taken from us. The greatest way we can, and will, honor the blessed memory and legacy of Kurt Marquart is by holding fast to the confession and tradition that he passed on to us and redoubling our efforts and even more energetically advancing the cause of authentic, genuine, confessing Lutheranism — the cause of the pure and unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ. May God grant it!
Requiescat in pace!
Here is the message that President Dean Wenthe sent to the seminary community.
Dear Members of the Seminary Family:
I wish to inform the seminary family that on the morning of September 19 our distinguished colleague, beloved professor, and brother in Christ, Dr. Kurt Marquart, died. After suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, he died peacefully at home. Earlier in the evening he had baptized his new great-grandson, Evan.
As baptism joined Dr. Marquart and Evan to Christ’s death and resurrection, we confess that he now enjoys that full life that Christ gives to those who are joined to Him (John 10:10).
Here is the note that Professor Marquart’s wife, Barbara sent me this morning:
Kurt has gone to his Heavenly Father. He was stricken with a virus around Friday
and declined daily. He passed away about 2:45 am at home. Funeral
arrangments pending. Dear Paul, please put something on your blog for the brothers. Many thanks, Barbara