Casper, Wyoming / September 6, 2017
Marcus David Donald Loucks, beloved son, brother, and friend, left us on September 6, 2017. He blessed us with his infectious laughter, unwavering loyalty, and tender heart for his 26 years on this earth.
Marcus was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. As a child, he was always the courageous one of the family, jumping off the tallest structure on the playground, then later landing snowboarding jumps over the roofs of cars. He had an intense passion for the sport of baseball and his talent in pitching gave him the opportunity to play for teams all over the western states including Wyoming, California, Colorado, Washington, Texas, and Montana. Two of his proudest achievements in the sport were pitching a no-hitter as a teen in Casper and playing for the Triple Crown Championship series for a team out of Utah. Marcus earned an associate’s degree from Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana, where he was a college athlete.
Marcus found great joy in befriending others, and to him, there was no such thing as a stranger in even the most crowded of rooms. He would never let family and friends off the phone without saying “I love you.” His concern for the well-being of loved ones and his desire to put others first were incomparable.
Marcus will be immeasurably missed by his parents, Bunky and Heidi Loucks and Cathy and Bob Ide; siblings, Matthew Loucks, Mary Cummings (Michael), Holly Burrow (Matthew), KT Smith (Kellen), Clinton Ide, April Lubenow, and Dayne Lubenow; grandmother, Joey Tetreault; girlfriend, Kylie Melendrez; along with his treasured extended family and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Loucks and David Tetreault, and his grandmother, Holly B. Loucks.
A rosary will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10:30 am with Father Gary Ruzicka presiding. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery, followed by a reception at St. Patrick’s for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Marcus to the Casper Family YMCA or a charity of the donor’s choice.