Gregory J. Marquette, age 54 of Le Sueur died at his home after a 2-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur, MN. Visitation will be at the Kolden Funeral Home on Monday, 4:00 p.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday morning at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until about 10:45 a.m. We will then process to church for the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Burial will be at a later time in Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Iowa. Special music will be provided by Jeff Christ, Megan Roby, Rachel Pletke, Quinn and Seth Hynes-Marquette. Readings by Katie and Juston Meier. Pall bearers will be Steve Pink, Patrick Guerrero, David Pletke, Mike Boutin, Tony Springman, and Steve Meier. The family is requesting that attendees help celebrate Greg’s loves by wearing Twins, Vikings or Gopher gear to the wake and funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to LS-H Blue and Gold or St. Anne’s Choir.
Gregory was born on September 21, 1965 in Buffalo, MN to Donald and Virginia (Clarke) Marquette. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1984 and attended Mankato State University. He married Sue Hynes on September 28, 1991 at St. Anne’s Church in Le Sueur, MN. The couple lived and raised their family in Le Sueur and were active in St. Anne’s Church and Greg was a long time member of St. Anne’s Choir. He worked for 25 years at the Minnesota Women’s Correctional Facility in Shakopee, MN.
Greg is survived by his wife, Sue; Sons; Seth Hynes-Marquette of Minneapolis, MN; Noah Hynes-Marquette of Le Sueur, MN and daughter; Quinn Hynes-Marquette of Le Sueur, MN. Parents, Donald and Virginia Marquette and sisters, Lynn (Tony) Remer-Springman of Buffalo, MN and Julie Marquette of Monticello, MN and Parents-in-Law, Jim and Pat Hynes of Spencer, Iowa, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends. He is preceded in death by brothers-in-law Mike Hynes and Bradley Remer.
Gregory James Marquette was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, exploring, hiking, and camping. He routinely planned summer and ice fishing trips with his children as well as an annual hunting trek up to the great north woods. Gregory was a true man of nature.
Greg loved to sing; he was lead singer in a rock band in college called the Foster Brothers. After that, you could always catch him singing his heart out to classic rock and playing air drums behind the steering wheel. He also had a great passion for athletics. Greg loved the Minnesota Vikings, the Twins, the Gophers, and any LSH sports. He always made Sunday football a priority. He played football and ran track and field in high school. Some of Greg’s favorite things to do were watch his children participate in both high school and college sports and following their individual musical and artistic endeavors. He was always very supportive of his children’s passions and interests. Although Greg’s 54 years weren’t long enough, he and his family have no regrets. The family made spending time together a top priority, often watching movies, having game nights, and traveling. Their most recent trip was truly the trip of a lifetime, exploring Italy, France, and Ireland together. Some of the major highlights included a trip to the Vatican on Christmas Eve, and spending Christmas Day in a Roman monastery with Greg’s sister Lynn and her family.