Dennis Marks

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Dennis Marks

Dennis Ray Marks

Dennis Ray Marks was the second child born to Montana Mae Goakey Marks on 2-20-1945. His father is Charles Joseph Marks. He had eight siblings: Terry, Robert, Kay, Bill, and Dave. His father passed away when Dennis was five and later his mother married “Cowboy” Krone.

Dennis graduated Hysham High School in 1965. In 1966 he entered the Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1969 as a Sgt. E5 with an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea); National Defense Service Medal; Sharpshooter (Rifle).

At the time of his discharge, he moved back to Hysham where he met and married Sharon (Sherri) Nutting in 1970. To this union a daughter, Julie Marie was born in 1974.

Dennis started his own general construction company in 1974 and continued working in the company known as Marks Construction until his death on 1-3-21.

Dennis was a member of American Legion Post #92 in Hysham for 33 years; Volunteer Fire Dept. & Ambulance Crew in Hysham for 17 years; Hysham Chamber of Commerce for 32 years.

Sherri passed away in Jan. of 1987.

In Sept. of 1988 Dennis was married to Cora Desjardin Clifton who has two children: Terri and Martin. Dennis and Cora (Corky) lived in Hysham for 31 years and moved to Forsyth on their anniversary in Sept.2019.

Dennis was proceeded in death by his first wife, Sherri; parents-Charles & Mae; step-father-Cowboy Krone; and three brothers-Terry & Robert Marks and David Krone.

Survivors include his wife, Cora; Daughter Julie and her seven children and 4 great-grandchildren; Step-daughter, Terri (Larry)Steuben & family; Step-son, Martin (Diane) Clifton & family; sister-Montana Kay (Charles) Thornton & family; brother-Billy Joe (Lois) and family; sister-in-law-Karan Marks & family. Dennis is survived by many nieces and nephews and was honored to know and love them all. An Aunt-Irene Cantrell; Aunt-Nina Spannagel; and Uncle-Mike (Debbie) Garverich; and lots of cousins! He knew them all and kept up on their lives!

There will be a graveside service in the early summer when the Marks clan can be here.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home have been entrusted with arrangements, to leave condolences for the family, visit our website at