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Asta L. (Rudolph) Markley

April 20, 1968 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 51)

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Asta L. Markley, age 51 of Napoleon, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home in Napoleon, Ohio.  
She was born on April 20, 1968 to John and Agnete (Frederiksen) Rudolph in Napoleon, Ohio. On September 15, 2012 she married Thomas Markley, who resides in Napoleon.

Asta worked for several years at Campbell's Soup Company. She was a member of New Jerusalem Church in Defiance. She enjoyed movies, E-Bay, tanning, dancing, singing, camping, watching her grandchildren, and just being around people. Asta will be sadly missed by her family and many good friends.
Asta is survived by her loving husband, Tom Markley of Napoleon, her father, John (Bernadine) Rudolph, stepfather, Bill Eschenbrenner (Marsha), her two sons, Josh (Veronica) Mendoza of Napoleon, and Benjamin (Natosha) Mendoza of Defiance, and her two daughters, Miranda (David) Steward of Florida, OH, and Megan Markley of Grand Rapids, OH. She also leaves behind eleven grandchildren, two sisters, Lucia Rudolph of Napoleon, and Katrina (Benjamin) Carpenter of Somerset, OH, brothers-in-law, Mike (Sue) Markley of Newark, OH, and Dan (Janel) Markley of Florida, OH, sister-in-law, Carol (Jeff) Miller of Defiance, and she also leaves behind step-siblings on both sides of the family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnete Rudolph, a brother, Tonny Rudolph, brother-in-law, David Markley, step-brother, Gary Eschenbrenner, and step-nephew, Matthew Perdue.

We can mourn by sobbing and gashing our teeth because of a death that came too soon...Or we can morn by celebrating the life she had, and the children and grandchildren she created.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at New Jerusalem Church in Defiance, Ohio. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 pm at the church, with Pastor Pete Flores officiating.
Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to New Jerusalem Church, or to the family. Online condolences can be given at

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February 29, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
New Jerusalem Church, Ohio

Memorial Service
February 29, 2020

2:00 PM
New Jerusalem Church, Ohio

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