Charles Marx

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Charles E. Marx passed away on November 8, 2021 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born in Waseca, MN on January 24, 1934 to Edward and Loretta Marx. They moved to Sauk Rapids where Charles, a stand out in various high school sports, was named Athlete of the Year his senior year. He also was scouted by big league baseball scouts. He attended St. Cloud State University where he participated in football and basketball. He married Twyla Busse in 1956. They had four children: Louis, Becky (Leavens), Gary and Connie. He worked for Grant Battery Co. and they moved to Fargo in 1957. Charles worked at Bell Telephone from 1958 to 1960 and then moved to Jamestown, North Dakota where he worked for Bagan Reality Insurance from 1961 to 1969. He formed Marx Newberry Insurance Agency which existed from 1969 to 1975. He married Deanna Indergaard in 1972 and had two step children, Michael Indergaard and Jill White. He started Fire Away in 1980, a restaurant hood cleaning and fire extinguisher business. They moved to Fargo in 1981. Charles sold cars for Lunde Lincoln-Mercury from 1985 to 2003. He and Deanna started Marx Estate Sales in 1995, where he worked until recently. Charles and Deanna participated in a gospel choir that performed at nursing homes until the Covid crisis began. He was a member of Northview Oasis. He loved fishing, the lake and his dogs. He recently celebrated 41 years of sobriety. He was an outstanding salesman as well as a kind, gentle soul who liked to visit with people. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, sister (Carol) and brother (Kurt). He is survived by his beloved wife Deanna, four children, two step children, their spouses (Ben Leavens, Tammy Marx, Steve White and Fumiko Indergaard) and 10 grandchildren, all of whom he cherished.

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  1. Deanna, my heart goes out to you at this time. I so enjoyed the Sunday afternoons I was able to converse with you and Chuck during OASIS meetings at Northview church. I do want to spend time with you after friends and relatives have needed to return to their respective homes. You are welcome to call me at any time at 701 298-6026. I will be calling you as well. May the Lord give you peace during this challenging time. Blessings, Norma

  2. Deanna,
    My sympathies to you and your family. Chuck was a great guy and shall be missed.
    One day at a time,
    Daryl Anderson

  3. The world was better place with Chuck in it. He always had a smile when he saw you. I had not seen him the last few years but he was not forgotten ..when he was at Lunde’s I would stop to visit or get some advice. He will missed…

  4. Deanna & Family,
    So Sorry to hear of Chuck’s Passing. It was always a joy to be greeted with his smile and Greetings at All those Many Estate Sales we attended throughtout the years. Always enjoyed exchanging puppy-dog stories too. May all your “Happy Memories” give you Comfort at this most difficult time. May he rest in Peace. Chuck and Betty Solly

  5. Deanna, I always enjoyed seeing you and Chuck, and I will certainly miss his wit and wisdom. You are in my heart and I send you strength and prayers. 💜 Karis

  6. Dear Deanna, I was so terribly sorry to hear about Chuck! I found out way to late to come to the service’s. He was so cheerful and fun and helped us with so many things at the old Townhouse. He was so wonderful to you and was always ready to help all of us. I know you will miss him more than words can say.
    I would love to come to see you and will just wait for you to let me know when I can do that.
    I love you. Kaia

  7. Oh Deanna! I am so sorry!! Chuck was such a great guy!! I enjoyed getting to know both of you. You were always a bright spot in my day. I miss you both so much!! ❤️❤️

  8. Chuck was a great friend and a terrific sponsor. I learned of hi death today when I tried to call him and found someone else had the number. I am sorry to hear about his passing. He was a great gentleman and a real friend and I am really sorry to hear of his passing.

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