Born on Oct. 25, 1925, in Columbia City, Ind., he was the son of Garl E. and Arlouine (Ramp) Marks.
He and his parents moved for a short time to Montpelier, Ohio, from Columbia City, but with that exception, he has spent the rest of his life in the Columbia City area, residing at Loon Lake since 1984. While there he enjoyed fishing for bluegill, playing cards, and creating oil paintings. He attended Columbia City Public Schools. He was employed with Whitley Plastics and General Electric early in his career and then the Dana Weatherhead Company, Columbia City, for 28 years as a Machinist.
He was a memeber of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and F&AM Lodge 189, Columbia City.
Is is survived by his step-daughter, Terry (Jeff) Jurgess, Harbor Beach, Mich.; a sister: Betty Jean (Marks) Miller, Winona Lake; step-grandchildren: Jared (Kristie Booms) Jurgess, Joshua Jurgess, Jeremy (Lauren) Jurgess; step-greatgrandson: Ryder; and a niece: Tina Landon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father: Perry Schinbeckler; his first wife: Mary K. Marks; his second wife: Norma Jean Marks; and a brother: Garl Marks Jr.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 28, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home with Chaplain Glenn Byers officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Marks’ memory to Grace Village Healthcare Center, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, or Whitley County Humane Society.