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David M. Markle

September 29, 1939 - January 8, 2007
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Jeanae' Paul left a message on February 1, 2007:
Pamela, I am so very sorry about your father, he and I were very close. We kept in contact up into nov. I had my church, Fourth Pres. say a specialprayer for him in August, he knew. He was such a great man and such a warrior. I always wanted to meet you as I knew how close the two of you were. When we were dating I was always out of town.I loved camp David, loved meeting Mariane and Adam, and of course beloved Cash. I assume Adam has cash. He will be missed and treasured for the lovely man he was.We tried to get together he was not up to it. He was so positive I always admired that about him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. If you would ever want to contact me I would still like to meet you. I could not attend the funeral as I was in China, I was there in spirit. With love and prayers, Jeanae Paul 773-871-3565.
Lorette Lavine left a message on January 18, 2007:
Mr. Markle will be missed, the children and staff and all those who worked with him at Children's Habilitation Center have lost a friend and advocate. He really was one of a kind and I consider myself fortunate for having worked with him at CHC. My deepest sympathy to his family, may you be comforted by the wonderful memories and all his good work.
Ben Roule left a message on January 18, 2007:
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Ben Roule
calvin wells left a message on January 14, 2007:
My sympathies goes out to the family. Mr Markle will truely be missed.
Brenda Woodall left a message on January 13, 2007:
My deepest sympathies to the Markle family. I will truly miss Dave. I met him about 10 years ago at Childrens Habilitation and I have admired and respected him ever since. Without Dave's friendship, I would not be where I am in my career, he helped me immensley. May God comfort you in the days to come, but take pride in the work that he did, because he helped provide outstanding care to so many children. It is an amazing legacy.
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Barbara Thomas left a message on January 13, 2007:
I was deeply saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He gave me my first real job at Children's Habilitation Center over 30 years ago. We worked together for nearly 14 years. Fresh out of graduate school, Dave taught me the business and to this day I still apply what I have learned from him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know how much he loved you all.
Courtney Kotloski left a message on January 12, 2007:
We are so sorry for your loss and hope that you can find comfort in the enduring memories and each other. May God put his arms around you and comfort all of you. We love you very much. Courtney-Jon & Matthew
Georgann Cole Karantonis left a message on January 12, 2007:
My sincere sympathy on your loss. May his memory be eternal.
Kevin Thompson left a message on January 12, 2007:
I ask the Markle family to accept my sympathies for their loss. Through my association with Children's Habilitation Center, I quickly came to admire and respect his outstanding standards of care for the less fortunate children who reside there. His ability to lift up others will be missed in this world.
Jay and Jackie Berkelhamer left a message on January 12, 2007:
Pam, Doug, Aaron and Liv, Our thoughts are with you today and we wish we could be with you also. Our thoughts are filled with so many wonderful memories of times together as a family sharing Christmas dinners and 4th of July fireworks and laboradors. Beth and Sara's first sleep-over was when they were about 4 and 2 and were invited to sleep in the tent in the yard on Powhatan. Sara came home about an hour later because she was scared. Great family times together! Dave will be missed. Love, Jackie, Jay, Beth Sara and Adam
Jay Berkelhamer left a message on January 12, 2007:
Dave will live on in the hearts and memories of his many friends and loved ones. Please know that my thoughts and sympathies are with you. Jay
Walter & Cathy Albecker left a message on January 12, 2007:
In 18 years of working with Mr. Markle, he proved to be a good a decent man. He was gracious in so many situations. I learned much about business working with him, and he was a blessing to our family. He was a boss, and he was a friend. There are so many good memories. He will be missed very much. We also extend our condolences to the family. Walter and Cathy Albecker
Paul E. Ruffin left a message on January 11, 2007:
It is with our deepest sympathies and our most sacred prayers that we say we are sorry for your loss. We are hopeful that your faith in Christ Jesus will bring you and your family the comfort you need at this time. God Bless You All, The Ruffin Family
Chuck West left a message on January 11, 2007:
Aaron: Each time I've run into your dad in the past 15 years or so since you and Sam played baseball and football together, it's been an unexpected treat. We usually found ourselves pumping gas or shopping for groceries at the same time ... but regardless, it was always a reconnecting of two people who genuinely liked each other and cared about a lot of the same things. He was very proud of you and always asked about my kids, as well. My sadness at losing a valued friend is magnified by the sympathy I cannot help but feel for you and your sister and brother. My thoughts are with you. Please know that you always have a friend ... no matter how much time passes before we see each other again ... and that I am mourning with you today.
Pat Spencer left a message on January 11, 2007:
Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Patti
Diddi & Dag Belsnes left a message on January 11, 2007:
Our condolences go out to Aaron and the rest of the Markle family. As relatives from Norway (Diddi is sister of Liv), we enjoyed long vacations in their home outside Michigan City (as did Olly and Lars (parents-in-law)). We remember David as knowledgeable, generous, hospitable, caring, fair, strong to his principles, and with an interesting kind of humor. In particular, we will never forget the hours playing bridge and the adventurous canoe-trip in the Michigan wilderness.
Sharon Stead left a message on January 11, 2007:
May you find peace.
Branda Schroeder left a message on January 11, 2007:
I am the daughter of Mary Ann and Adam Fitzhugh... I was fortunate to finally meet David this past year...I had always heard stories about him but never got the chance to meet him since I live in VA. I am so grateful that David was in both my mom and Adam's life, he did so much for them...he was such a nice guy. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they deal with this difficult time. God Bless, Branda Schroeder
Ray Chapala left a message on January 10, 2007:
Dave was a pleasure to know. He introduced me to science fiction. When we fished, I caught bullheads and he caught bass. Our trips to visit his father were adventures. His humor was always good and he laughed. And he was the most insightful human I ever met.
Phyllis Killingbeck Schantz left a message on January 10, 2007:
My deepest sympathies to the family. Class of '57 member, Phyllis Killingbeck Schantz
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Ginny Borolov left a message on January 10, 2007:
I only met Dave a couple of times but his reputation of kindness and generosity to his friends and family set an example for all others to follow. When I think of Dave, I am reminded of the story of the man who built a bridge after he passed a chasm. When asked why he was building the bridge when he would never pass that way again, he simply stated that he was building it to make the journey easier for those who come after him. He will be missed greatly by those who loved him.
James Jones left a message on January 10, 2007:
Your Dad was a good friend. He'll never be forgotten. And, forever missed.
Keith Holmes left a message on January 10, 2007:
A fellow Elston graduate of 1957 and happy he enjoyed life so much. Sorry to have lost him.
Ron and Sandy Borolov left a message on January 9, 2007:
I am so sad and sorry for EVERYONE's loss. He gave me the best time of my life with Ron and the kids, Shannon & Alex, and with my bestfriend "Shadow" (our 1st choc. lab), with his generosity with the cabin. We are so sorry for his entire family's loss. Love and prayers
Eric Drain left a message on January 9, 2007:
My condolences go out to the Markle family. Dave was like family to me. I met him during a business transaction w/Accent Health Care in 1999. He was one of the most honest men I have ever had the chance to meet. His word was all you needed. This was soon to be a 7 year friendship, one that I will charish for the rest of my life, along with his hard work in maintaining the goals and efforts of Children's Habilitation Center. He will truly be missed.
Mark Huffman left a message on January 9, 2007:
Terry Borolov introduced us years back, we spent several parties since and would meet at one of the local pubs once every couple weeks or so. He was a good man, love the stories Dave and Terry would tell about their experiences hunting in Wyoming. And what made Dave a friend was the way he treated my friends, like Terry, together they made things happen for each other and took care of business. I could always count on a good discription of how things were going for Terry by the way Dave would tell me how good of a friend and employee Terry was. I would have to laugh. I could always sense when they both were getting stressed with problems at work. Dave kind of got a kick out of it. I will miss him and I know my friend Terry will, and I will try to be there for both of them. The last time I spoke with Dave he was telling me he had a freezer full of Antelope, Elk or some wild beast, there was always a good story to go with it, which was always interesting since you knew it really happened. A experience that was really lived, not read or made up. I know that camp this next year will seem kind of empty without him, but then again, I am sure he will be there. He left allot of fond memories that will never be forgotten. God's speed my friend Sincerely, Mark
Robert and Sharon Kirkwood left a message on January 9, 2007:
Our deepest sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow.
Erik and Tara Engus left a message on January 8, 2007:
Our prayers and condolences to the entire Markle family.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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