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December 2008 Obituaries

Dwayne Walter Marks
ARLEE — Dwayne Walter Marks, 43, of Arlee died December 10, 2008.

He was born to Donna and David Marks on February 7, 1965 in Anchorage, Alaska. He grew up in the Mission and Jocko valleys. After graduating from Arlee High School, he received a degree from Billings College of Technology. For the last 10 years he worked for Johnson Controls as a foreman service mechanic.

Dwayne enjoyed the outdoors. He loved his summers at the lake, fishing, boating and enjoying his family. He also enjoyed riding four wheelers with his boys, bird hunting, and his deer and elk hunting trips to Winnett with his buddies.

Dwayne married Rachel Martin on April 7, 1994. They had three sons: Darren, 11; Derek, 9; and Dalton, 8. Rachel died on August 2, 2006. Dwayne was a great father who would do anything for his boys and Daylon Martin.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his wife Rachel and his grandparents Lawrence and Edith Decker and George and Irene Marks

Dwayne was survived by his sons Darren, Derek and Dalton; his parents David and Donna Marks; sister Debbie (John) O’Neill and her children Kendall and Eli; sister Deanne (Casey) Smith and her children Shelby and Bridger; sister-in-law Cindy Martin and her child Daylon; brother-in-law Ron (Candi) Martin and his children Wayne, Sonia, Nakita, Kirby and Natalliya all of Arlee; sister-in-law Adele Martin and her children Zach, Alisha, Su-Sep (Tiara) and great-nephew Sn-Paq-Sin of Post Creek; special niece/cousin Sarah McClure of St. Ignatius; and numerous other children that he loved as well as his four-legged son Dakota.

Mass was celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 in the St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Following the Mass he was laid to rest beside his wife in St. Ignatius. A reception followed at the Community Center in Arlee.

Honorary Pallbearers were Luke O’Neill, Hans Marks, Jeff Keller, Chuck Christensen, John Miller, Dean Duffy and Doug Bond.

His love of life and caring personality touched many people. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial account has been set up for his boys at Valley Bank of Arlee.