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Charles `Chuck` Marking , Age 90

July 07, 1931 --October 12, 2021

"If anyone competes in the game of athletics and life, he is not a success unless he competes according to the rules!" The game of mortal life for Charles "Chuck" Marking completed on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Chuck always played by the rules and was motivated by his Christian faith to always do his best and follow the rules. He loved life, his wife Jeanne, his family, his teammates, and his friends. Chuck had a strong work ethic, was respectful to others and was appreciative of the many blessings bestowed upon him.

Charles Joseph Marking was born to Nicholas and Lilah Marking on July 7, 1931. He was raised in the Catholic faith, attended St. Josephs School, and graduated from Baraboo High School in 1949. Chuck participated in high school football, basketball, golf, and track and field, earning 16 varsity letters in these sports. He was a football captain, All-Conference football player, and a member of the 1948 Conference winning team. He was a two-time Baraboo High School Golf Cup winner in 1948 and 1949. Homecoming King (with his wife Jeanne), the 1949 American Legion Athlete of the year winner, and a member of the BHS Lettermans club.

Chuck was recruited to play football at the University of Georgia and invited for a tryout with the Chicago Cubs. He played for the Red Devils baseball team and Scenic League baseball team. Chuck served in the United States Army from 1951-1953 and played with the Camp Carson Colorado football team. Chuck was a lifetime member of the Baraboo Elks Club, American Legion and Baraboo Country Club. He was a 10-time club champion; scored two-hole-in-ones; was inducted into the Baraboo Sports Hall of Fame and the Baraboo Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He also served 40 years as Chief Clerk of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

On November 5, 1954 he married his Homecoming Queen, Jeanne Schwartz, and they celebrated over 65 years of marriage in a loving relationship. Chuck and Jeanne were blessed with three boys: Randy, Robert and Jon.

Charles is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons, Randy (Dawn), Robert (Sonia), Jon (Kristin); grandchildren, Alison, Lisa, Nicolas, Dylan, Keagen, Taylor, and Mitchel. He is further survived by brothers, Jerry (Beverly), and Jack (Sue); nephews, Nicholas, and Brett; as well as other family and cherished friends. Family was an important part of Chucks life as was his enthusiastic support for the Badgers, Brewers, T-Birds and Packers. In all endeavors, Chuck always was appreciative for the support given to him. He was sensitive to the concerns and needs of others and realized the most important thing in life is to be loved and respected by others and grateful to God for His many blessings. He taught us all by the way he lived; his support and encouragement for family and friends, and by being the man, father, husband, and grandfather he was. Chuck will always remain in our hearts and lives.

Memorials may be made to BCC Bridge Fund, Emanuel United Methodist Church, Parkinsons Research, of a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend gratitude and appreciation to Meadow View staff and Agrace Hospice for their loving care of Chuck.

A funeral service will be Saturday October 16, 2021 at Noon at Emanuel United Methodist Church, 101 14th Street, Baraboo, WI. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Hill Cemetery where military honors will be held. The Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Life may end, but our love for Chuck never will.


Peter Bildsten October 13, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

I’ll always cherish the hundreds of days spent as a young caddie in his golf group. He loved the game of golf, his playing partners, the Baraboo Country Club, his hometown, and, of course, his family. The banter and camaraderie between him and my dad made it fun to be a young caddie, and he set a wonderful example about how to play well and how to have fun. I’ll miss him, and Baraboo will miss him. Rest In Peace, Charlie.

Cory Dobson October 14, 2021

Former student Madison , Wisconsin sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. My thoughts are with you!

Cheryl Seitz October 14, 2021

C.N.A help with his care Baraboo , Wisconsin

I am so very sorry for your loss I was very sad to here of his passing he was so very funny and sweet

JEFFREY GLLMAR October 14, 2021

Friend of Family BARABOO , Wisconsin

My condolences to Chuck Marking's Family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robin Clary October 14, 2021

Student Baraboo , Wisconsin

Momma Marking, I'm so deeply sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. My thoughts, prayers and love to you and your family.

Penny and Dennis Quandt October 14, 2021

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Dear Mrs.Marking and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless you all Den and Penny😇❤️

Robin Page October 15, 2021

Friend Richland Center , Wisconsin

I am so sorry to the Marking family for their loss. Many great memories of my father, Curt Page and his best friend Chuck watching sports together. I bet their seats for Sunday's Packer game are phenomenal.

Susan Jensen October 15, 2021

Acquaintance Merrimac , Wisconsin

I am praying for all of you in the loss of your husband and father. I am so sorry for your loss ❤️