William Marks: Substantiated Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

William Marks


Ordained June 6, 1936, Father William Marks was named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on October 23, 2014 as having a substantiated claim of sexual abuse of a minor.

Father Marks worked as a pastor in both the Diocese of New Ulm and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from 1936-1979.

According to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Father William Marks worked in the following parishes:

  • Associate Pastor, St. Mark, Shakopee, 1936-1938
  • Associate Pastor, St. Dominic, Northfield, 1938-1940
  • Administrator, Our Lady, Mannanah and St. Columban, Greenleaf, 1940
  • Administrator, St. Philip, Litchfield, 1940-1941
  • Associate Pastor, Guardian Angels, Hastings, 1941
  • Associate Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Faribault, 1941-1944
  • Pastor, St. Dionysius, Tyler, 1944-1954
  • Pastor, St. John, Hector, (became part of Diocese of New Ulm in 1957) 1954-1962
  • Pastor, St. Clotilde, Green Valley, (Diocese of New Ulm) 1962-1979

Father Marks died in 1979.