Carl Marker, 89, of Britt, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at Westview Care Center in Britt.
Carl Marker was born on May 8, 1914, at Tintah, Minnesota, the son of Tom and Ella (Hanson) Marker. He attended school at Galt, Iowa. Carl was united in marriage to Gladys Draves, on February 19, 1939, in Hampton, the start of a union of 64 years.
They farmed in the Dows-Galt, Iowa area until moving to a farm north of Britt in 1948, which he farmed until retirement in 1978.
Carl was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Woden, and First Lutheran Church of Britt upon retirement. He was an active member of the Men’s Brotherhood, serving as an officer and on various committees. He was also a member of Silver Stars seniors group.
Carl assisted in the establishment of the rural phone service in the Woden area. He took great pride in Iowa farmland and served as Hancock County Soil Conservation Commissioner for a full term.
He enjoyed youth activities, fishing, camping, especially at the State Fair; and spur of the moment car rides, just to see the country.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, son Arnold, grandsons Aaron and Eric Kipp, brothers Elmer and George who died in infancy, brothers John and Hans, and sister Carrie.
Carl is survived by his wife Gladys; daughter Janet (Greg) Kipp of New Richmond, Wisconsin; son Douglas of Rochester, Minnesota; daughter-in-law Dorothy Marker of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.