Marc J. Wolthoff

July 20, 1970 - July 13, 2020


Service: Private graveside burial to take place on August 4, 2020, followed by a socially-distanced visitation for family and friends at The Canton Barn from 5-7 p.m.

      Marc John Wolthoff, 49, passed away suddenly July 13, 2020 at his home in Chicago, IL. Marc was born on July 20, 1970 in Sioux Falls, SD to Virgil and Linda (Schell) Wolthoff.  He was baptized and confirmed at Canton Lutheran Church.  Marc graduated from Canton High School in 1989 and attended the University of South Dakota where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Marc was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity-Gamma Alpha Chapter (USD). He moved to Chicago, IL in 1997 when he accepted a pharmaceutical sales position with Eli Lilly. He continued with his pharmaceutical career with MedPointe and Boehringer Ingelheim.  With his love of music and the entertainment scene, Marc developed a side business “mar – key productions” which brought DJ’s and entertainers into the Chicago area nightclub scene.

            Marc will be remembered as a people person and being able to strike up a conversation with anyone. His interest in people and their well-being combined with an outgoing personality served him well both in his professional and personal life.  An enthusiastic traveler, Marc visited many countries including: Australia, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico.  He was a proud dog dad to Simba, Dakota, and Timon.

            Marc was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Linda Wolthoff, grandparents John & Gladys Schell, and Beke & Edna Wolthoff.  Left to honor his memory are his sister, Michelle (Paul) Connor, Le Mars, IA, brother Mike Wolthoff, Lago Vista, TX, nieces Katie (Tanner) Mans, Erin and Megan Connor, maternal Canton cousins Janie Slade, David Amundson, Kari (Jim) Kaleb & Zander Elling, and special family friend Melinda Larson.  Paternal aunts/uncles: Viola Person, Irene LaDue, Gladys Bassett, and Robert Wolthoff and many cousins on the Wolthoff side.

            A funeral mass was held for Marc at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Chicago IL on July 20, 2020.  Private graveside burial to take place on August 4, 2020, followed by a socially-distanced visitation for family and friends at The Canton Barn from 5-7 p.m.

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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Marc in Chicago at Boehringer Ingelheim for all the years he was there. He was fun!!! Marc had such a great spirit and was so kind to all people no matter who they were. I have such wonderful memories of Marc and our time together. I was truly so saddened to hear about his passing. I didn’t find out about the Chicago service in time to attend but my thought are with Marc’s sister and brother, both of whom he spoke so highly of. Peace and love to you Marc❤️ Thank you for all the laughs!!

  2. Dear Michelle, Mike and Family, We were so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Marc. He was a great guy. I will always cherish all the great memories we shared growing up together as friends and neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this most difficult time. With Love and Deepest Sympathy, Sonja & Mick Tyrrell

  3. What a shock! I’m so very sorry to hear this. Marc had an energy that was contagious and fun. I’ll always remember him with a smile. God bless your family. Heaven received a another angel for sure. Sending prayers and sympathy.

  4. So incredibly sorry for your loss. Prayers for Peace and Comfort. RIP Marc