George John Marketon, age 89, of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
There will be visitation Sunday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Center in Waverly; and Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Center prior to the Mass.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.
George was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Middleville Township, to John and Julia (Fautsch) Marketon.
He was a lifelong farmer in the Howard Lake/Waverly area, and a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly.
George was united in marriage to Jean Linquist Nov. 9, 1949. They raised four children on the family farm north of Howard Lake.
George enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and playing cards. He was known for traveling distances for lutefisk dinners. Homemade tomato juice and homemade bread were two of his favorite things; but his most favorite thing of all was his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years Jean; infant great-granddaughter Hope Angela Tauer; siblings Anthony Marketon, LeRoy Marketon, Dorothy Bauman and Gladie Broll; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Albert Czanstkowski, Ronald Russ, Paulette Marketon and Ralph Bauman; and 12 other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
George is survived by his children, LuJean (Larry) Starke, Kenneth (Colleen) Marketon, Virginia (Kenneth) Wandersee, and Robert (Annette) Marketon; 10 grandchildren: David Starke, Karen (Nathan) Crawford, Julie (Matthew) Lorentz, Angela (David) Tauer, Kari (Jason) Gardner, Timothy (Laura) Marketon, Shawn (Elisabeth) Kadlec, Jeremy Kadlec, Sarah Marketon, and Lindsay Marketon; three step grandchildren, Bethany (Nick) Orton, Daniel (Cindy) Wandersee, and James (Megan) Wandersee; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He is further survived by siblings Frances Czanstkowski, Anne (Herb) Wehle, Joe (Agnes) Marketon, Irene Russ, Marie (Herb) Kapsner, Donald Marketon, Clarence (Rena) Marketon and Joan (Jeff) Johnson; brother-in-law Larry Broll; and five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.