WALTER J. MARKS JR.(1949 - 2013)

CHICAGO – Walter J. Marks, Jr., 63, of Kingston, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Chicago.

He was born Aug. 18, 1949 in Chicago. The son of Walter and Ann (Kroll) Marks, Sr. He married June M. Kamin on July 26, 1980 in Oak Park.

Walter was an avid amateur radio operator and small business entrepreneur. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Genoa, the ARRL (American Radio Relay League)- a National Association for Amateur Radio and the APCO- the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials.

He is survived by his wife, June Marks of Kingston; one son, Paul William Marks of Chicago; one daughter, Kelly Ann Marks of Milwaukee, Wis.; and his mother, Ann Marks of Lombard.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1973 and one brother, Ronald in 1985.

His funeral service will be on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road, Genoa, with Rev. Jeremy Heilman officiating. Burial will be at the Kingston Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa.

Memorials for Walter Marks, Jr. can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to or call 815-784-5191.

Funeral Home

Slater-Butala Funeral Home
132 West Main Street  Genoa, IL 60135
Published in Daily Chronicle on May 13, 2013