Dennis L. Markus was born on May 24, 1927 in Harrison, SD to Jacob L. and Jennie (Doorn) Markus. He attended country school in Harrison. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1945 during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1948. Dennis married Doris Noteboom in Harrison on December 25, 1951. They farmed near Harrison for three years after which he worked as a mechanic in Huron and Lake Andes. They bought Doris' parents farm in 1957 and farmed until retiring in 1993. They then moved to Corsica where Dennis began his hobby of restoring tractors. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Harrison where he served as Deacon and Elder. Dennis was a member of the Gideon International, and he served many years on the Corsica School Board and in the American Legion. Dennis enjoyed hunting, golfing, and was a master fixer. He was a faithful husband and loving father. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and sharing his expertise with them. Dennis died on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Corsica following a brief battle with cancer at the age of 85.
He is survived by his wife, Doris of Corsica, four children, David (Deb)
Markus of Rock Rapids, IA, Debbie (Roger) De Young of Houston, TX, Denise Nelsen
of Rock Valley, IA, and Darla (Barry) Olson of Chancellor, SD, two sisters, Nona
Markus and Marlene (Dean) Plooster both of Harrison, SD, sister-in-law, Dorothy
Markus of Chamberlain, SD, and eleven grandchildren.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darin; son-in-law, Brian Nelsen and brother, Milford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Gideons International.
Officiating: Gary Maas
Casket Bearers: Chris De Young, Joel De Young, Joshua Markus, Jonathan Markus, Jesse Markus, Blake Olson, Mark Nelsen, Chad Nelsen
Anna De Young Maddox, Brittany Olson, Janae Olson
Music: Brenda Plooster, organist Special Music: Mark Nelsen Chad Nelsen Jesse Makus