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Obituary: Kenneth E. Marx

Kenneth owned a small diner in downtown Sussex and later became a carpenter. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

Marx, Kenneth E. "Casey"
Born: September 25, 1926      
Died:  March 28, 2013

Loving husband for 65 years of Lois (nee Stockinger), Dearest Dad to Jodi, John (Linda), Jeff (Anita), Jerry (Lori). Devoted Grandpa to Joshua (Kristin), Cassandra, Jordan, Kristina (Nate), Michael, Josef, Laura, Nicholas, and Alex.  Great Grandpa to Lucas and Blake.  Godfather to Jean Marx Garetto.

Preceded in death by his parents Ferdinand and Agnes (nee Lembcke) and daughter, Jo Ellen Marx.   

Ken was a devoted husband and family man.  He served in WWII in 1946.  He married the love of his life on October 25th, 1947.  He briefly worked as a mason and bread delivery man for Yaeger Bakery.  He and Lois, along with a friend, Ken Schlei, started a small diner in downtown Sussex.  After closing the diner, he became a carpenter and built homes and later cabinets for Joseph Nigbor Builders.  He built the house he lived in his whole married life, in Sussex, next to the house he grew up in.  He retired at age 53.  In retirement, he built his son John’s house and helped build his son Jerry’s house.  In 1985, he began helping his daughter by cutting craft wood for her.  He helped her set up and sell at craft fairs, something he very much enjoyed doing. 

Ken was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved hunting and fishing.  Many years were spent duck hunting with Gerry Braeger and deer hunting with his sons.  Ken bowled for many years but in mid-life, he found his other passion-horseshoes.  He travelled to tournaments, started a club that ran for many years at the Sussex VFW, and played competitively into his 80’s. He also played dartball. Ken was a lifetime member of the VFW and was very active in Sussex Post 6377.  His later years would find him cheering his grandchildren at numerous sporting events.  He had many friends who he loved to visit.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April  3, 2013 at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. with a short Service to follow.  Private burial will follow on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

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