Roger D. Marker|
Roger 'Joe' Dean Marker was born in 1933, in Rockford, IA to Clarence and Mabel (Morris) Marker, he passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Seattle. Roger graduated from Rudd Country School in 1951. He entered the US Navy and served for three years aboard the USS Princeton during the Korean War. In 1954 he married Annabelle Crum of Everett, WA. and settled in Snohomish County. After Roger retired, he moved to Clark County and built his own retirement home in Vader, WA.
A glazier, Roger was employed by Gold Finch Bros., Bellnap Glass, and Eastside Glass, and was a member of the Glaziers Local 188 Union. Roger excelled at competition rifle shooting and won many awards; he enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman.
Roger was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Castle Rock, WA.
Roger is survived by his children; Cheryl Ann (Candi) Hurliman, Michael C. Marker, Marcile M. Petrilli, and Patrice A. Zahler, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Roger is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Stephen of Charles City, IA.
Graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, July 1st at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street Kent, WA 98042. Serenity Funeral Home in Renton in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 25 to June 26, 2013