Marilyn Loerts Markus passed away on August 8, 2021 at the Davis Hospice Medical Center in Cheyenne after losing her battle with dementia. Marilyn was born on December 12, 1939 to Wessel and Tillie Heronimus Loerts in Ashton, Iowa. Marilyn grew up in Ashton and graduated from Ashton High School in 1958. On January 6, 1960 she married Edward Markus, Jr. They farmed near Little Rock, Iowa where their three children were born.
In 1971 the family moved to Fremont, Nebraska. There Marilyn worked part time for an interior decorator and the Dodge County Public School District, but her favorite job was being a mother to her children. In 1980 they moved to Cheyenne.
Marilyn graduated from LCCC with an Associate degree in Office Management in 1993.
Marilyn worked for GMAC and the Wyoming State Legislature before going to work for the state of Wyoming in the Children’s Health Division. She retired in 2004.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Myrna and Duke Lamfers; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Ruth Loerts; and son-in-law, Bob Harris.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Edward, sons Mike (Kathy) of Eau Claire WI and Mark (Susie) of Cheyenne; daughter, Michelle Harris of Laramie; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home Friday, August 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home with a reception to follow at the Schrader Reception Center.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Marilyn’s name to the Davis Hospice Center.
Services are under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home, located at 2222 Russell Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.