James was born July 11, 1979 in Sterling, Colo., he was the son of the late James Daniel Marquardt and Janey Marquardt.
James loved to hunt and fish and to go camping. He enjoyed working on cars and trucks.
James is survived by his mom, Janey Marquardt; brothers, Dave (Teresa) Wilhite, Carl (Karen) Marquardt and Joseph Marquardt; several nephews and nieces and step-children, Becca and Cody Fletcher.
James is preceded in death by his father, James Marquardt; grandparents, Ernie and Georgia Gross and Donna and Carl Brasson.