A funeral service for Marcus will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in Dickinson with Pastor Steve Schou officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Regent, N.D.
Visitation for Marcus will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct.18th and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with a Prayer service being held at 7 p.m.
Marcus was born Sept. 6, 1915 at home in Stark County, the son of Markus and Katherine (Tormaschy) Wax. He grew up and attended school through the eighth grade in a Stark county country school. As a young man, Marcus worked in Sacramento, Calif. harvesting spinach, peas and beets, in Fort Peck, Mont. helping build Fort Peck Dam and Clarissia, Minn. working at a filling station. One day, Marcus met Ruth Wax in a restaurant. They were married May 8, 1941, in Staples, Minn. They lived on a small farm while Marcus owned and operated the Staples garbage route. He then served in the Army from 1941 to 1945 during WWII as a cook and chef. Back in Regent, Marcus owned and operated his farm and drove school bus until 1975. As the family grew, they moved in 1951, to his grandfather’s (Henry Tormaschy) homestead south of Lefor. They resided there until their retirement in 1980, at which time they moved back to Fergus Falls. In 1983, they moved back to New England and since the fall of 2004, Dickinson has been home for Marcus. He loved to travel and collect antiques. He was active in the community as a member of the American Legion Post 273 of Regent, a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Regent where he was the treasurer, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church of New England and Peace Lutheran Church of Dickinson, and the Farmers Union Organization.
Marcus is survived by three sons, Albert (Susan) Wax of Palacios, Texas, Marcus S. (Cindy) Wax of Dickinson, N.D. and Curtis (Michele) Wax of Regent, n.d.; three daughters, Phyllis (Walter) Cave, Mandan, N.D. Pauline (Tim) Welder of Grand Forks, N.D. and Ruth (Darcy) Zerbel, of Lincoln City, Ore; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Riebel of St. Paul, Minn.; Eleanor Keck of Dickinson, N.D.; Mary Weirick of St. Paul, Minn. and Florence Buchtel of Minneapolis, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth A. Wax; brothers, Nick, Peter, Mike, and Adolph Wax; sisters, Helen Schorsh, Kathrine Baar; grandson, John Wax and great-granddaughter, Kiersten Wax.
Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements.