Obituary: Charles Marker, 81, of Ludington

January 17, 2023

Obituary: Charles Marker, 81, of Ludington

Charles Harold Marker, 81, of Ludington, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Chuck was born October 8, 1941, the son of Ben Marker and Loretta (Wright) Marker. In 1959, he enlisted in the United States Army serving in Landstuhl, Germany and in 1962 was honorably discharged. Chuck married Janice (Coleman) Marker, on October 30, 1965. Together they shared 57 wonderful years together.  He retired from Harsco Track Technologies in 2005. 

As a loving husband, father and grandfather Chuck most loved spending time with his family watching the ball game or sitting around the kitchen table sharing a meal. He loved the outdoors and could be found fishing Hamlin and Pere Marquette Lake for bluegill and perch or Lake Michigan for salmon. Chuck also loved fixing things around the home and working in his garage making sure everything worked just as it should. Chuck was also a proud member of the Danish Brotherhood.

Charles is survived by his wife, Janice Marker of Ludington; sons, David (Emily) Marker of Grand Rapids, and Daniel Marker of Grand Rapids; granddaughter, Monica Marker of Grand Rapids; step-grandchildren, Courtney (Schuyler O’Reilly) Schwerin of Chicago, and Hunter (Alexandra) Schwerin of Holland; step-great granddaughter, Alana Schwerin of Holland; sisters, Eleanor Mongar of Cadillac, and Geri (Clarence) Dietz of Ludington. 

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Marker, and Loretta Jacobs; siblings, Ruth Grames, Ben Marker, and Robert Marker; and infant son, Charles Marker, Jr. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.OakGroveLudington.com. 

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