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Leslie Marks

October 11, 1946 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 75)

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Leslie Lee Marks, age 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on October 22, 2021 at his daughter’s residence near Columbia City. Mr. Marks was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 11, 1946 to the late George W. and Virginia (Rose) Marks, Jr. He married Sharon Ann Klingel on May 24, 1969 in Fort Wayne. He honorably served his country from 1964-1968 in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War where he fought in two tours of duty. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He was employed with BAE Systems and was a member of American Legion Post 241, Fort Wayne. He was a patriarch member of the Pimyotahmah Clan and former tribal council of Miami Nation of Indiana and current member of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma. He volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters and MDA camps. Les was a good man and a very caring and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include:
Wife, Sharon Marks of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Tami and Mike Langston of Columbia City.
Son, Sean Marks of Blackwood, New Jersey.
Five grandchildren: Brendon Bowlin, Gage Bowlin, Olivia Logan, Adam Marks and Alice Marks. Three great grandchildren: Blair Bowlin, Anthony Bowlin and Logan Bowlin. 
Brother, Michael and Debby Marks of Fort Wayne.
Brother, George and Suzan Marks of Fort Wayne.
Half siblings, Connie Racette, Lynn Roy, Dewayne (Sandra) Roy and Susan Jarboe. 

Visitation and funeral services will be held Friday, October 29, 2021 at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2131 Getz Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana. 
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 PM followed by military honors. Pastor Don Sandmann will officiate the service. Following the service there will be a funeral dinner held at the American Legion Post 241 in Waynedale. 
Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church or Visiting Nurse.

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October 29, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Michael Lutheran Church
2131 Getz Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

Funeral Service with Military Honors
October 29, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Michael Lutheran Church
2131 Getz Road
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804

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