Erma Marker


HUTCHINSON — Erma Joyce Marker, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

HUTCHINSON — Erma Joyce Marker, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 20, 1933, to Christian William Henry and Clara Jane (Hagerman) Giesaking in Garden City.

She married Chester "Bud" Marker on July 16, 1965, in Garden City.

Mrs. Marker attended schools in Garden City and graduated from Garden City High School in 1951 and attended Garden City Community College. She later worked as a secretary for Hugoton Production Co., Burtis Motor Co., Production Credit Association and for USD 457 as a business office coordinator for 33 years.

She attended Trinity Lutheran Church until 2002 and later at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She was a member of LWML and served as an officer. She also sang in the church choir during her younger high school years. She was a member of Association of Education Office Personnel (AEOP), and held offices on both the local and state levels.

Survivors include her husband; four children, Diana Lyons and husband Ralph, Jeff Marker and wife LeeAnn, Vickie Elsey and husband Virgil, all of Hutchinson, and John Marker and wife Michelle of Lafayette, La.; one brother, Melvin Giesaking; a sister, Thelma Traugott; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Marker; two brothers, Lawrence and Charles Giesaking; and a sister, Wilma Staub.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with Rev. Chad Trunkhill presiding.

Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to the Erma Marker Memorial Fund, to be used for her daughter, Vickie Elsey's medical expenses related to her kidney disease.

Please visit to leave a personal message for Erma's family.


comments powered by Disqus
I commented on a story, but my comments aren't showing up. Why?
We provide a community forum for readers to exchange ideas and opinions on the news of the day.
Passionate views, pointed criticism and critical thinking are welcome. We expect civil dialogue.
Name-calling, crude language and personal abuse are not welcome.
Moderators will monitor comments with an eye toward maintaining a high level of civility in this forum.

If you don't see your comment, perhaps you ...
... called someone an idiot, a racist, a moron, etc. Name-calling or profanity (to include veiled profanity) will not be tolerated.
... rambled, failed to stay on topic or exhibited troll-like behavior intended to hijack the discussion at hand.
... included an e-mail address or phone number, pretended to be someone you aren't or offered a comment that makes no sense.
... accused someone of a crime or assigned guilt or punishment to someone suspected of a crime.
... made a comment in really poor taste.