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Mark came to art fairs after a whole other life with great enthusiasm. With his wife Julie they created glass sculptural works that were exhibited at tons of shows and they had a lot of fun doing it. He was a great guy, big smiles, energy and fun. His passing is a loss to his family and the art fair community.
If you were near him at a show you knew you'd have a great neighbor. His intelligence and wide-ranging experience enriched your day.
F. Mark Glocke, 62, of Turtle Lake died Friday, July 14, 2017 at his home after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born September 22, 1954 in Sasebo, Japan to Frederick and Freda (Lewis) Glocke. He was educated in Australia, then returned to the U.S. and served 2 years in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from UCLA. He began his career in the casino business in California and managed many casinos across America for thirty years. During this time, he met the love of his life, Julie S. Ruggeri and they married in Fairfax, VA on March 1, 1992. After his retirement, they started a new chapter in life as glass artists.
He is survived by his wife, Julie of Turtle Lake; 2 children: Lisa Gabe of Turtle Lake and P.J. Winnick of Shakopee, MN; one grandson, Alan Gabe of Clayton; 2 siblings; and many relatives in the Westchester, area of Pennsylvania.
A memorial gathering will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Turtle Lake. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.