Charles Marks, age 80, of Zeeland died Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
Charles was born June 26, 1926 in Earlville, IL to John and Eva (Kelly) Marks and married Kathleen Rafferty on October 8, 1949. After serving as a member of the Patrol Squadron Eight in the U.S. Navy, Charles was employed by General Electric for over 35 years at the DeKalb, IL, Holland, MI, and Ft. Wayne, IN plants. He loved his family, his friends, his dogs, his garden, bowling and fishing.
Charles is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathleen, daughters Melissa (Hal) Lowe, Kelli Marks, Both of Oswego, IL, Angela Cooper of Rockford, MI and son Chuck (Danette) Marks of Reno, NV; his grandchildren Andrew and Alex Lowe of IL, Aubrey, Amanda, and Chas Marks of CA and Patrick, Will and Katelyn Cooper of MI.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael, his parents, two sisters and four brothers.
Friends are invited to visitation with the family at 2:00 P.M., followed by a memorial service at 3:00 P.M. at Lakeshore Memorial Services 11939 James St. Holland, MI on Wednesday, October 7, 2009.
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