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William G. Marks, 87, of Winona Lake, formerly of Columbia City, passed away at 4:57 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Grace Village Retirement Community, Winona Lake.
Born Oct. 25, 1925, in Columbia City, 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.
Surviving relatives include his stepdaughter, Terry (Jeff) Jurgess of Harbor Beach, Mich.; sister, Betty Jean (Marks) Miller of Winona Lake; step-grandchildren, Jared (Kristie Booms) Jurgess, Joshua Jurgess, Jeremy (Lauren) Jurgess; step-greatgrandson, Ryder; niece, Tina Landon. He was preceded in death by his parents; step father Perry Schinbeckler; first wife, Mary K. Marks; second wife, Norma Jean Marks and brother, Garl Marks, Jr.
Visitation will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN. Funeral services will be held at 12:00PM at the funeral home with Chaplain Glenn Byers officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given in Mr. Marksâ€™ memory to Grace Village Healthcare Center, Shrinerâ€™s Hospitals for Children, or Whitley County Humane Society.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.