Blue Earth Memorial Services for Harry Marks will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Emerald Township, Blue Earth, with Rev. Wes Hafner officiating. There will be time to gather with family after the service.
Harry H. Marks was born on June 24, 1918 at the family home in Barber Township near Delavan. His parents were William H. Marks and Clara (Runge) Marks. His sister was Elsie (Waldemar) Schewe. His surviving brother is Eldon (Lynnette) Marks.
After completing his education and working with his father, Harry attended the University of Minnesota Ag school. Harry married Marie Yeager in 1942 in San Diego. They both worked in the Consolidated aircraft factory, building bombers at the beginning of the war.
Harry was the father of Judy (Don) Marben and John (Pat McClain) Marks. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Alan, wife Marie and sister Elsie. His surviving in-laws and grandchildren are Ryan (Rachel) Marben, Melinda (Andrew) Kranz, Mitchell (Michelle Holt) Marben. Great-grandchildren Skylar Marben, Grace Kranz, Sam Kranz, Brian Marben, Soonja Briest and Katrina Wolter; and nieces and nephews.
Harry was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, holding most of the offices and maintaining the church through a hands-on effort.
Like his father, Harry was a leader of herdsman in raising beef cattle efficiently, and the crops to feed them. His life was devoted to promoting agriculture in business and encouraging young farmers. After retiring at 80 Harry remained active on his farm through gardening and woodworking. Harry spent the last years at Ecuman Lake Crystal near family. He moved to his forever home on May 26, 2014 when his work on Earth was finished.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mayo Clinic Hospice -Mankato and Interfaith Caregivers of Faribault County.