George L. Markle II, 67 of Waukesha, died on Sunday, March 6, 2022 surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Milwaukee on March 16,1954 the son of George “Jack” and Shirley (nee: Reese) Markle. He was a 1972 graduate of Waukesha South High School and attended WTCI. He was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and anything having to do with automotives and auto body repair. George enjoyed the Northwoods and it held a special place in his heart with many family traditions and memories made there. He had just celebrated his 27th anniversary as a double transplant recipient, having received a pancreas and kidney in 1995.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years, Darlene (nee: Smith) Markle of Waukesha; proud father of David (Kaitlyn) Markle, Greg (Kayla) Markle and special grandpa to Avery, Rylan and baby Markle who is due in April. He is further survived by his mother Shirley (Bob) Garvey, his brother Scott (Kathy) Markle, sisters-in-law Jeanne Smith and Carolyn (Joe) Pagano. Nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father George “Jack” Markle and sister Georgia Pape.
Visitation will be on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave Waukesha, WI 53188 from 11:30 AM until the 1 PM memorial service. Following the memorial service the family will host a Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Froedtert Hospital Foundation in support of the transplant clinic. Froedtert.community/giving/foundation or St. Mark’s EV. Lutheran Church.
A special thank you to Froedtert Transplant Clinic, Brahm Vasudev, MD and the nurses, especially Linda, his transplant coordinator, for their years of support and friendship and Horizon Hospice for their care.