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Marks, Lucian Keith

Lucian Keith Marks

Plainwell - Lucian passed away peacefully on October 27, 2021 in Allegan, Michigan. A longtime resident of Southwest Michigan, Lucian enjoyed a full and rewarding life of service including time in the United States Navy during World War II, more than 60 years with the Masonic Lodge, and over 20 years as a Shrine Clown. LUMA, as he was known by his fellow clowns, was never at a loss for a story or magic trick to entertain people of all ages. A devote Christian and member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego, Lucian cherished his time helping others in need; often providing groceries to Christian Neighbors or transportation for patients of the Shrine Hospital. Known for his positive outlook on life, when asked how he was doing, the reply was always the same – “Wonderful!” He will always be remembered for his quick wit, passion of travel, and love of life. Lucian is survived by his wife Shirley Brainard; daughter Pamela (Donald) DeVisser of Kona, Hawaii; son Rex (Leslie) Marks of McKinney, Texas; stepson Harry (Cindy) Brainard of Otsego; stepdaughters Patricia (Robert) Shaefer of Golden Valley, Arizona; Carleen White of Plainwell and Judy Matthews of Otsego as well as fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and many friends. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in the spring. Donations in memory of Lucian may be made to Wings Home, C/O Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010. Arrangements by
Winkel Funeral Home - Otsego
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Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078