Richard Frank Marks, age 94 and 8 days, of Glenwood, NM, formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at his residence: The Veterans’ Home of Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. He died Peacefully after a short illness.
He was Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Lois Elenor Detlefsen Marks, his older brother, Murray Marks, daughter-in-law, Susan Marks, grandson, Steve Marks, and his parents, Neil and Elizabeth Marks.
Richard is survived by 4 children, Bruce (Ann), Leslie (Jeff Heefner), Terry and Dennis(Karen), 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Richard was born in 1923in East Moline, Illinois, graduated from Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, graduated from the US Army Air Corps pilot training program and was a B-25 Pilot during WWII. He married Lois in January 1944. After returning home from the war he worked for Ilten’s until 1975 when he and Lois bought a small business in Glenwood, NM and ran it until they retired.
The funeral service will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, NM at 10 AM. Interment will be at 2 PM at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery with full military honors.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001.