Obituary of Curtis Marks
Curtis Marvin Marks was born on August 31, 1930, in Springfield, MN to William and Catherine (Feirer) Marks. On March 10, 1952, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Hollingsworth at the Lamberton Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lamberton, MN. Curtis enlisted with the USMC and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Springfield American Legion, lifetime member of the DAV, and a retired Union Teamster. Curtis made his life as a truck driver and farmed the land he grew up on. He drove for Jenniges Transfer, Carlson Brothers, and Harvestland. Many friendships were made during these years. He and Shirley enjoyed many trips to Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to see the fall colors. His winter passion was ice fishing at Lake of the Woods and staying at the Border View Lodge. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Curtis passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the age of 88.
He is survived by his children - Shari and husband Chuck Baumann of Springfield, Steve and wife Diane Marks of Springfield, Kathy and husband Lynn Tessmer of Sleepy Eye, and Rhonda and husband Larry Mickelson of Leavenworth; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 1 great grandchild due in January; daughter-in-law Lynn Marks of Sleepy Eye; sister-in-law Betty Mariner of Summerville, SC; and nieces and nephews. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; wife Shirley; son Dean; and brothers - Herb, Merlin, Pete, and Kelly; and sisters - Erna and Evelyn.To send flowers to the family of Curtis Marks, please visit Tribute Store