Joan S. Marks

Joan S. Marks (nee Fowles), 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Autumn Oaks.

Joan was born Jan. 1, 1931, in Germantown to Elmer and Leila (nee Traxel) Fowles. She married Robert J. Marks on March 15, 1952. The couple lived in West Bend and Sheboygan and then retired to Mission, Texas, for 25 years. Joan enjoyed needlepoint, crocheting hats for premature infants, line and polka dancing, bowling, motorcycling and snowmobiling. She was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1398.

Joan is survived by her husband, Robert J.; daughters, Margie (James Sr.) Fellenz and Lynne Gordon; and son, Robert P. Marks. She is further survived by her grandchildren, James Jr. (Jennifer Fellenz), Julie King, Travis (Brandice) Gordon, Andrew Marks, Alexander Marks and Alyssa Marks; great-grandchildren, Jaimie, Tyler, Madison, Mya and Ava, Trinity, Brody, Nolan, Alexis, Regan and Hayden, great-great-grandchildren, Caleb and Lylah; sister, Judy Gillis; and sister-in-law, Rosetta (James) Witzlib. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Nicholas; brother, Lyle (Marge); and brother-in-law, John Marks.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 3 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the charity of your choice.

A special thank you to the staff at Autumn Oaks and Seasons Hospice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at