Fr. William Joseph Marks

Ordained: 1936
Status: Sued

Died: 11/17/1979
Diocese: Diocese of New Ulm MN

Ordained for St. Paul archdiocese, incardinated 1957 in New Ulm diocese. Suits filed by four men in 4/94 alleged abuse as boys by Marks in late 1950s and early 1960s while assigned to St. John’s in Hector. Two of the boys were cousins. One of them told his parents and they went to church trustees. In 1962 Marks was sent to another parish. He died in 1979 at age 71. Named in a civil suit filed 11/12/13 against St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese and New Ulm diocese. Another man came forward in 3/14. Additional suit filed 6/17/14 by man who alleged Marks would pay him for sexual acts in 1950s when he delivered newspapers to the rectory as a boy. Name included on New ULM list released by Attorney Jeff Anderson 08/04/14. Names came from deposition of Rev. Francis Garvey, a former top New Ulm Diocese official, taken in 1/14. Included in 10/14 on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis list of credibly accused.

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