Marilyn L. Marker

Marilyn L. Marker


Marilyn L. Marker, 80, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Friday October 11, 2019, at Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital in Mesa.  She was born on March 3, 1939 in Dumont, Iowa, daughter of Dick and Sophie Borneman Weichers.

Marilyn graduated from Dumont Community School. She married Delmar Richard and they had two daughters, Deb and Cindy.  After they were divorced and she married Albert Herrera, Jr. they also had two daughters, Toni and Jodi.  On December 7, 1979 she married Robert Marker and resided in Charles City, Iowa.  Marilyn worked many years for Mutual Federal Savings and Loan.  After retiring from there, she worked as an insurance agent selling Crop Hail Insurance.  She also worked at Dean’s Jewelers in Charles City.

Marilyn and Robert resided on a farm north of Charles City, IA, where Marilyn enjoyed helping Bob with the farm work.  Marilyn also enjoyed camping, traveling, attending Nascar races, delivering motor homes and was involved in bowling leagues.  Marilyn loved gardening, tending her flower beds, and cooking for her family and friends.

In July, 2017 they moved to Mesa, Arizona residing in their new home in a retirement community.  She enjoyed going to the pool with family, going to potlucks, and visiting with friends.

Marilyn was an amazing and caring person. Everyone who met her was so lucky to have met such a beautiful, kind woman that would have done anything for the people she loved.  She will be dearly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are:  Her husband, Robert of nearly 47 years, and four daughters, Deb Richard of Hampton, IA, Cindy Hill of Tempe, AZ, Toni (James) Frey of Tempe, AZ, and Jodi (Brad) Barschow of Happy Valley, OR; ten grandchildren, Ashley, Brady, Collin, Alexia, Ellis, Olivia, Zoe, Noa, Keoni and Makena, three great grandchildren Payton, Alexeia, and Jase.  Sister, Phyllis Numelin of Minneapolis, MN, Brother Robert Weichers of Hutchinson, KS, Sister-In-Law, Carol Weichers of Cedar Falls, IA, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Proceeded in death by her parents, Dick and Sophie Weichers and Robert’s parents, Van and Evelyn Marker. Her brother, Richard Weichers, brother-in-law Merlin Numelin, and sister-in-law Janet Weichers. Celebration of Life gathering Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Bunker Family Funeral Home in Mesa, AZ.

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3 responses to Marilyn L. Marker

  1. Our sweet memories of Marilyn are filled with many good times where we were included with Bob and her family for wonderful meals, and Hot Dice or card games, lots of laughter and many blessings of sharing in the love and hospitality that were definitely her gifts! May your sweet memories help to soothe the pain of losing such a remarkable loved one. We share in your loss and grief. Love, Gene & Judy

  2. Barb Herrera says:

    Marilyn and I met at Hampton, Iowa where we worked in the ASCS office and became good friends. She was a kind and caring person and very intelligent and the best wherever she was employed. It is hard to believe she has passed and her family will definitely miss her, especially those grandchildren whom she dearly loved. I am happy they got to visit their grandma when she was still on the country on the farm and I bet they had a wonderful time when they were there in Iowa. I can remember pictures of them when they were out on the farm running and playing in the grass and the wind. God Bless you Marilyn and we will see each other again.

  3. Your Iowa family wishes we could be with you today to celebrate Marilyn’s life. We are keeping you all close in our hearts & prayers. Please know that Marilyn was so loved by so many for her generous heart, her easy laughter & her special way of making people feel loved. She could light up a room by entering it–loved her smile! The world seems a little emptier without her in it these past few days. But knowing the love she shared with so many & in return the people who loved her back because of it, we will all carry her with us in our hearts along life’s journey. We are sending much love your way.
    Big hugs,
    Wayne & Lori

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