Mark R. Holliday

  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.

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Brad St. Aubin
September 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Bruce, Marcia and Family,
We are sorry for your loss and thinking of you in this difficult time.
Brad and Lisa St.Aubin

Daniel & Sharon Carmody
September 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of Uncle Mark with his sense of humor and his contagious joy for life; he was always fun to be around. We had good times together. Sharon has great memories of him visiting Ingham Medical Hospital as part of his job at the fire department. He’d always bring a smile to my face no matter what kind of day I was having as a nurse.
May God give you peace and comfort during this time of grieving.
Love, Daniel & Sharon

Ellie and Paul Tobey
September 20, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Barbara, We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s leaving this earth. What a celebration there will be in heaven.
What a great guy and good friend to so many Mark has been. We will miss him. You and your family are in our prayers.
May our Lord hold you close and comfort you.
Ellie and Paul

June Hinckley Billar
September 20, 2014 at 1:58 pm

So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Mark from Eastern we also went to Walter French together, I had not seen Mark in many years since I live in Florida. Will let a couple of my friends who still live in Lansing of his passing.

Bless you & your family.

June Hinckley, Anderson, Marvin,Billar

Cheri Arning
September 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Dear Barb,
Our love and prayers are with you and the family. May your memories and joy in your relationship sustain you and we know God has His arms around you. Cheri and Dave Arning

Marcel Holloway
September 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Bruce, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the lost of your father. I can still remember your father giving me my award at the One-hundred Club award dinner, back when I was a young lad. I will always remember him as a fine man, and a gentleman. Godspeed to you and your family. Take care of yourself my Brother. Marcel

Rick Meaton
September 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

Bruce and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss.

Joe Dionise
September 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Bruce, May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a great man. Take care, Joe Dionise.

Sue & Kirk Flintz
September 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm

We so enjoyed getting to know Mark, Barb, Jeff and other family members, during his stay at New Haven. When we brought our Mom, Ruth, to stay there, he was the first one to greet us, and continued to be every visit. We’ll miss him and his great smile! You are all in our prayers.

Ben Novello's family
September 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Our thoughts are with you during this sad time- I always remember Mark’s quick smile, and the long friendship he and my Dad shared.

Peace and comfort to you all.

Ben Novello's family
September 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you- I remember Mark’s quick smile and the long friendship he and my Dad shared.

Sending peace and comfort to you during this sad time

Rob Vargas
September 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

Bruce, our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I’m sorry I cannot be there to pay my respects today, but I will be with your family in thought and prayer.

Steve Person
September 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

Bruce and family, thoughts and prayers in your time of loss.

Cynthia (Carmody) & Bob Hendler
September 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm

To my cousins & their family, my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of loss. He was a very special man! I have many, many fond memories of Uncle Mark (& Aunt Anna) especially taking me up north when I was a young girl, 1st time I ever water skied! He would always bring a smile to your face.


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