James Irvin Markel
Jim was born in Multnomah, OR to Kenneth & Sadie Markel. He attended various grade schools, graduating from Tigard High School in 1942. He served in WWII with the Army, 97th Div, 386th Infantry Reg. Co K. Jim joined Portland Fire Dept, retiring in 1983 after serving 32 years.
Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved golf, painting, drawing, gardening, camping, singing in church & fire department choirs and many activities with family and church.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Moore. He is survived by wife, Irma, of 66 yrs; daughters Sue (Tom) Hickman, Kris Akin (Chuck Beck), & son Dan (Liz) Markel; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Sat. May 18, 2019, 11:00 am at Savage Memorial Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to the church.