Age 83, of Dimondale, MI, died on September 18, 2014. He was born in Lansing on December 22, 1930 and graduated from Lansing Eastern High School. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in both the U.S. Army and Navy; and was a member of the American Legion Post #159 of Mackinaw City. He was a member of the City of Lansing Fire Department for 32 years, retiring as its Chief in 1987. He was a former board member of the Hundred Club of Lansing; an honorary member of Box 23 Associates; a volunteer for Sparrow Hospital; an associate member of Capitol City Lodge #141 F.O.P.; and a member of the Old Newsboy’s Association. Mark loved the out of doors enjoying fishing and hunting through the years.
Mark was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna in 1992. Surviving are his wife, Barbara; daughter, Debra (Michael) Kain of Okemos; 3 sons, Jeffrey (Sherry) Holliday of Laingsburg, Bruce (Marcia) Holliday of Dimondale, John (Margaret) Holliday of Charlotte; 2 stepchildren, Eric (Noelene) Lindberg, Heloise Lindberg; 11 grandchildren, Nicole (Mike Thelen), Kari (Scott Wurm), Michael, David and John Kain, Bradley and Matthew Holliday, Emmett and Briana Holliday, Sonny and Scout Lindberg; 3 great-grandchildren, Anna, Ellie and Kyle Thelen; brother, Russell Holliday of Lansing; and his adopted family from Kosovo, Bexhet, Ardiana, Vesa, Anita, and Albion Sejdiu.
The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rev. James A. Schalkhauser, former LFD Chaplain officiating. Interment will follow in East Lawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3 – 6 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboy’s Association.
The family extends a special thank you for the excellent and loving care Mark received at the New Haven Adult Foster Care Home in Dimondale, MI.