Curtis Marks, 88, of Springfield, died surrounded by his family in his home in rural Springfield on August 27, 2019.
Visitation and memorial service was held at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31. Inurnment was in the Springfield City Cemetery.
Curtis Marvin Marks was born on August 31, 1930, in Springfield, 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. 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 where he grew up. He drove for Jenniges Transfer, Carlson Brothers, and Harvest Land Cooperative. 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.
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 one 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.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.