Louis “Louie” Henry Marketon, age 84, of Aitkin, formerly of Delano, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2021, from pneumonia complications at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
He was born to Thomas and Agnes Marketon July 6, 1936, in Howard Lake, MN.
Louie was raised on the family farm in Howard Lake. After graduating from high school in 1954, he completed two years of service with the United States Army as a tank operator.
Upon his return, he spent many weekends enjoying the nightlife with his brother Walt. Those weekends created a lifelong friendship. There was seldom a day that would go by that Walt and Louie did not talk.
On one of these weekends out, he met and eventually married Elizabeth Libor. The two of them raised their family in Delano, MN.
Louie excelled in mechanics and welding. Those skills led him to a successful career, eventually retiring from Herc-U-Lift in Maple Plain, MN.
After retirement, Louie moved to Blind Lake in Aitkin. He was able to fulfil his retirement dreams fishing and being active with the Blind Lake ATV club. Through the years, he had made many friends in the area.
The BBQ would always be fired-up when Dan would come to visit. They spent many weekends riding ATVs and being outside.
Louie was able to fish in Canada several times with his sons and grandsons. Those trips created lasting memories for all.
Next time you get your line wet, take a moment to reflect and remember the great times spent with and conversations you had with Louie.
Louie is survived by children, Daniel Marketon of Sioux Falls, SD, William (Christy) Marketon of Hartford, SD, Diane Sorum of Elk River, MN, and James (Andia) Marketon of Monte Vista, CO; four grandchildren, Jackson (Kyrie) Marketon of Oakland, CA, Seth Sorum of Elk River, MN, Tyler (Chaundra) Marketon of Yelm, WA, and Isabelle Marketon of Boise, ID. He was recently blessed with a great-grandchild, Theodore Marketon of Yelm, WA.
To allow for safe traveling for family and friends, Louie will be laid to rest in Waverly, MN later this spring. At that time, the family will host a life celebration ceremony in his honor.
Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation services in Aitkin. To leave a message of condolence, please go to www.srtfuneral.com.