Robert J. Marks, 84

Robert J. MarksRobert was born June 10, 1931, in Hubertus, to John and Elizabeth (nee Schuster) Marks. Bob’s first and only love was his wife, Joan (nee Fowles). They married March 15, 1952, and shared more than 63 years together. The couple lived in West Bend and Sheboygan and then retired to Mission, Texas, for 25 years. They returned to the area in January 2013 and lived at Cedar Ridge in West Bend and for the past year at Autumn Oaks Assisted Living in Slinger.

Bob enjoyed a lifelong truck-driving career, both as an owner and operator, as well as driving for various trucking companies, including E& K Hauling in Sheboygan, Lynn’s Waste Paper and Wiedmeyer Trucking in West Bend and retiring from Driver Service Inc. in Chicago.

Robert is survived by his daughters, Margie (James Sr.) Fellenz and Lynne Gordon, and son, Robert P. Marks. He is further survived by his 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, Rosetta (James) Witzlib; and sister-in-law, Judy Gillis. Bob is preceded in death by his lifelong love and wife Joan, who passed away just weeks ago on Sept. 17, 2015; his parents; grandson, Nicholas; brother, John Marks; and brother-in-law, Lyle (DeAnna) Fowles.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Colleen Moss presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, Oct. 9, from 3 p.m. until the time of service at 6 p.m. 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 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.