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Gary Raymond Marks

02/19/1946 - 07/04/2022
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Gary Raymond Marks passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, from complications after recent heart surgery. Gary was born in Borth to Raymond and Esther (Kratz) Marks on February 19, 1946. Gary graduated Omro High school in 1964 and then shortly after entered the Army and served in Vietnam.

On July 14, 1973, he married Paula Schimelpfenig at Grace Lutheran Church in Omro. Gary was an active member at Grace and shared his talents in various roles. Gary spent most of his career working with the Omro community as Public Works Director. When not working he enjoyed the challenge of projects, like restoring vehicles, including his MG Midget and his F100 and building his dream house. Gary and Paula loved camping at Boot Lake and traveling across the country. One of his favorite trips was Route 66 with their close friends Bob and Mickie Rohan. He also enjoyed many trips with family to Arizona, Florida, Yellowstone, and Tennessee. On May 29, 2019, Gary was honored to be on the Mission 50 Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his friend Bob Rohan.

Gary will be remembered most for the love and pride he had for his family. He truly cherished the time spent together. Gary is survived by his children, Jenny (Danny) Hunkin, Phoenix, Arizona; Ted (Gillian) King, Oshkosh; Candy (Dan) Cook, Oshkosh; and Matthew Marks, Oshkosh; grandchildren, Kendall and Jacob Hunkin, Braden and Declan King, Carissa Coats (Sean Royer), Angela and Branden Brzozowski, Sean and Drew Cook; great-grandson, Lucas Brzozowski; sisters, Eileen (Joe) Bonnett, Joan (Scott) Johnson; brother, Dale Marks; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sally Thomas, Chris (Tom) Fearson, Debbie (Neil) Schmude, Jane (Rick) Christl, Joan Domske and Edgar Newell; and many nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his loving wife Paula of 48 years; his parents Ray and Esther Marks; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Wilma Schimelpfenig.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, July 10, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 11 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church 720 Jackson Ave. Omro. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Wenzel officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Borth Cemetery.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Merv Heuer wrote on July 10, 2022
I met Gary and Paula Marks through my good Vietnam veteran friends Bob and Mickie Rohan. The two couples also visited me and Norma Jean in Knoxville Tn. I am saddened to learn of Gary passing and recently learned that Paula had passed about eight months ago. The Omro community has lost three wonderful residents in the eleven months. My thoughts and prayers go out to these wonderful families! Merv Heuer Knoxville, Tn.

Deanna and Dick Bradley wrote on July 8, 2022
We did not know Gary real well but he was married to my cousin. We would run into them at Primos om Sunday mornings occasionally and it . was always fun to visit with them. Our sympathy and thoughts are with their family.

Larry & Karen Dobberstein wrote on July 7, 2022
Our sincere condolences to the family of Gary. Lots of memories of a Poygan neighbor of years ago. It was nice to have talked to Gary just a short time ago.

Mike Kiesow wrote on July 7, 2022
Thank you for your brave unselfish serving in Vietnam

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