A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary recited at 4 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Sacred Heart Church or Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Gary was born Dec. 9, 1938, in Moline, the son of Walter and Irma Herman Marlier. He married Janice M. Skiles on Sept. 12, 1959, at St. Anne Church, East Moline.
Gary graduated in 1956 from Alleman High School and from St. Ambrose College in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Gary worked in laboratory medicine for 45 years, retiring in 2004 from the Metropolitan Medical Laboratory, Moline, where he served as laboratory manager. He was earlier employed at the former Lutheran Hospital, Moline, as a laboratory manager from 1959-1970. Gary worked at the Moline Postal Service from 1956 to 1959. He also taught science at the former McKinley Elementary School and Wilson Junior High, Moline.
Gary was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, and the Catholic Order of Foresters Sacred Heart Court 1691. He enjoyed hunting, gardening and was an avid bowler, bowling in many leagues in the Quad-Cities. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, but he especially loved golfing with his son, Martin C.
Survivors include his wife, Jan; daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Todd Nerdahl, Davenport, Teresa and Cliff Sack, Bettendorf; son, Martin C. Marlier, East Moline; grandchildren, Marlene, Rebecca, Grace, Josephine, Rosalie and Theodore Sack; brother; Ronald, Sterling; sisters-in-law, Connie and Tom VanGerpen, Davenport, Jackie and Pete Viren, Silvis; brother-in-law, Bill and Lin Skiles, East Moline; nephew, Matthew and Angie Marlier. He was preceeded in death by a daughter, Julie Theresa.
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