TANEYTOWN, MD Frederick B. Markle, 78, died Tuesday morning, December 11, 2012, at Genesis Healthcare at Gettysburg Center. He was the husband for 50 years of Barbara Jean (Wren) Markle, who died June 24, 2010. Born Feb 21, 1934, he was the son of the late Clarence and Beatrice (Fleming) Markle. He served in the Army and was a paratrooper and marksman. He was a Maintenance Mechanic and retired from Littlestown Foundry after 25 years of service and later returned to work at Hanover Shoe. Fred is survived by three daughters, Bonnie Stair and husband, Roger, of Taneytown; Renee Bowers and companion, Craig Paules of East Berlin; Sharon Peppers of Texas; three sons, Kenneth Crouse and wife, Sheree; Brian Markle and wife, Annie, all of Littlestown; Donald Markle and wife, Gabrielle of Taneytown; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Timothy Markle of Gettysburg; Daniel Markle of Denver; Larry Markle of Harney; sister, Jackie Hartland of Silver Run and father-in-law William Wren of Port Orchard, Wash. Fred was predeceased by daughter, Linda Markle; son, David Markle; two grandsons: Roger Stair, Jr. and Aaron Bowers; granddaughter Emily Ricketts; two great-grandsons: Christian Utz and Mason Blymire; two sisters: Nancy Flickinger and Toni Coshun and brother, Ronald Markle. Fred was a member of Piney Creek Presbyterian Church, Taneytown, Harney Lions Club and Antique Car Club of America. Viewing is Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown. Memorial Service is Friday at 12 noon, at his church at 4472 Harney Rd., Taneytown with The Rev. H. Paul Matthews officiating. Inurnment is private in the church cemetery. Memorials in Fred's name may be sent to his church at P.O. Box 14, Taneytown, MD 21787. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 12, 2012