|2/5/2020 10:38:00 AM|
Mark Orlando Loewen
Mark Orlando Loewen age 64, of Mt. Lake died on Jan. 30, 2020, at his home in rural Mt. Lake.
Visitation was on Monday, Feb. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Sturm Funeral Home, Mt. Lake Chapel.
Service was held at the Alliance Missionary Church on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. The clergy was Pastor Dennis Siebert.
Interment was at the Mt. Lake City Cemetery in Mt. Lake.
Arrangements were with the Sturm Funeral Home in Mt. Lake.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Mark Orlando Loewen was born in Mt. Lake on Aug. 31, 1955, to Ervin and Frances (Harder) Loewen. He grew up on the family farm south of Mt. Lake and graduated from Mt. Lake High School in 1974.
Mark started farming as a senior in high school and, in 1981, he was united in marriage to Patrice (Patty) Fast. During their marriage, they were blessed with three children: Amanda, Steven and Katie.
He was a longtime member of the Mt. Lake Alliance Church and lived his faith in Jesus his Savior as an example to his family and others.
On Jan. 30, 2020, Mark was freed from his earthly suffering and is now in the presence of his heavenly Father.
While Mark enjoyed farming in general, he developed a passion for marketing grain crops and his expertise in that field led him to start marketing clubs in various local towns, which eventually grew into a business in which he marketed grain for other farmers.
On Feb. 2, 2012, Mark suffered a severe hemorrhagic stroke that forced his retirement from farming and his marketing business.
In addition to farming and marketing, Mark served on numerous administration boards over the years, including the Mt. Lake Alliance Church board, the Mt. Lake Christian School board, Country Pride board of directors, and Pork Producers.
He also enjoyed spending time with family, attending family reunions, having coffee with the guys in town, fishing, motorcycling, hosting fall hayride parties for family and friends, and attending his children's sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Erwin Fast; and brother-in-law, Mitchell Warnke.
Mark is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patty; his children: Amanda (Kendal) Baerg of Cody, Wyo., Steven (Hannah) Loewen of Mankato and Katie (Kyle) Martin of Omaha, Neb.; grandsons: Dakota Baerg and Benjamin Loewen; sister, Vernelle (Parviz) Pakravan; brothers, Charles (Paula) Loewen and Douglas (Cynthia Camlin) Loewen; mother-in-law, Donna Fast; and sisters-in-law: Bonnie (Tom) Morehouse, Karyn (Kermit) Gingerich and Marcia Warnke.