Marvin J. Market, 79, Fort Myers, Florida (formally of Eau Claire, Wisconsin,) passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Marv was born on February 12, 1943 to Juel and Peg Market in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he grew up with four siblings and graduated from Memorial High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire before joining the family business, Market and Johnson, a leading construction management and general contracting company in the Midwest before eventually becoming President in 1980 until his retirement in 1999.
On July 17, 1965 he married Sandra J. Nelson at first Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and together Marv and Sandra raised three children spending many summers boating on the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers where he honed his love of boating. After the loss of his first wife in 1999 Marv moved full time to Fort Myers, Florida where he lived aboard his 60 foot Viking sport cruiser Dee Light for over 20 years. There he met and married Carol Sutliffe on January 16, 2010. Marv and Carol were members of Royal Palm Yacht Club in Fort Myers where he served as Commodore for 2 years. Both were very active in the Club’s activities and made many long lasting friendships.
During Marv’s career and life as a boater he always had an interest in weather forecasting. This interest led to his development of Marv’s Weather Service, a free web service that provides daily current, wind and sea data with location specific buoy weather information and tropical weather reports. It was his passion and mission to make pleasure boating safer and more comfortable for the recreational boater. Marv was a licensed Captain with the US Coast Guard.
Marv also had a lifelong love of photography and enjoyed sharing his skills by photographing gatherings with friends and family as well as many public events which he shared through his Deelight website.
Surviving is his wife Carol; his daughter Jewel (Bob) Market Peterson of Barron, Wisconsin; sons Jon (Jennifer) Market of Edina, Minnesota and Jeff (Sonia) Market of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren Marcus and Fran Peterson of Barron, Wisconsin and brother Dan (Debbie) Market of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sandra, his parents Juel and Peg Market and siblings Judy (James) Derouin, Ron Market and Howard Market.
Marv and Sandra were founding members of the Eau Claire Community Foundation and memorials may be made in Marv’s name by visiting www.eccfwi.org
Final arrangements have been provided by Baldwin Brothers Funeral and Cremation Society with interment at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
My condolences and sympathy to Carol and family.