- Family and friends of Dick Marks will gather tomorrow to wish him farewell. Dick was 91 when he passed away a couple of weeks ago.He lived his whole life in Rhinelander. He was beloved for many reasons, including his smile and sense of humor.But history will record that he was the last living teammate of the 1939 Hodag basketball team.
That state championship team was the first, and so far Hodag basketball team to win it all in Wisconsin's version of March Madness.This season's Hodags start tournament play Friday night.It's certain Dick will be looking down on them and rooting hard for the Hodags.If you're a Hodag and would like to pay your respects to Dick, the service begins at 11:00 AM Saturday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander.
Written By: Ben Meyer