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Sara and Johann Kuester

Sharon and family,
Please accept our sincere condolences upon Mark's passing. I'm Mark's cousin. Paul and my father, James, are half-brothers. My dad passed away many years ago. I hadn't seen Mark since we were kids. I remember him as a cute dark-haired little boy. Now his hair matched mine :). I wish I could have known him as an adult. Judging from his obituary and memorials he was a good man and loved by a lot of people. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort you in your grief.

Sara and Johann Kuester

Posted by: Sara Lobb Kuester - Brigham City, UT - cousin   Feb 01, 2013

To Mark's family, I send my deepest condolences. I have known and done business with Mark in various capacities since 1990, and he has been on my primary list of business friends ever since. I am deeply shocked and saddened by your loss. It particularly strikes close to home, as I am only a few months apart from Mark in age, and my two daughters are of similar ages to your children. While I have not seen a lot of

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Posted by: Tom Bishop - St. Michael, MN - Business- Minneapolis   Jan 31, 2013

Sharon & family. We just found out today about Mark as our pastor had left a message through Prairie Flower's prayer chain call. We have been out of the country for 10 days. Our prayers to you and your family. Was such a shock to us! We never know when our Lord will call us home. Mark was a wonderful man of God, husband and father. Thank God for all the wonderful years and memories! Praying for God to give you peace & understanding. Hugs to you!

Posted by: Wayne & Julie Zieser - Washington, IA - Friends   Jan 21, 2013

Dear Lobb Family,

Mark and I were in the same class and graduated from Washington High School together. Although we had lost touch over the years I found no surprise in reading what a wonderful man he was. I remember him in high school as kind to all with a smile that was warm and welcoming. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy and let you know I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Kris (Ross) Pierson

Posted by: Kris Pierson - Washington, IA - friend   Jan 17, 2013

Dear Shari,

We go back so many years, years of tears, joy, laughter, and spiritual growth. I've had no other friend as true and deep as you. I am saddened tremendously at your loss. I was there when you were just friends, were dating, and of course, your marriage. Now I share your tears of the loss of dear Mark. Where did the years go? It's so unbelievable that Mark is gone.

He was always smiling, with deep dimples in his face,

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Posted by: Barbara Kompik - Hart, MI - Best Friends with Sharon   Jan 14, 2013

Two quotes of Mark's stand out for me after his powerful funeral on Saturday:
1. "I don't have to judge them; I just get to love them."
2. "Let's pray."
Mark didn't try to do God's job for him; Mark simply let God love him and let God love others through him. I seek to follow you, Mark Paul, as you followed Christ.

Posted by: Angela Mouser Waters - Iowa City, IA - He was Christ to me.   Jan 14, 2013

Can't believe the news we just recieved out here in Colorado but our hearts are heavy. I am remembering how you Sharon and Mark supported us opening River Rock and how we became close at that time. You two were a wonderful and beautiful example of love, loyalty, dedication and commitment to each other. Many did benefit from a relationship with you too, me included. I love you Sister, always have, and will pray for you and the children.

Posted by: Michael & Deb Scherer - Denver, CO - Friends   Jan 13, 2013

Dear Sharon,

I am shocked to hear of Marks Passing. I saw it in the bulletin this morning at Parkview Church. Mark and I ushered at Parkview many years ago. Mark and I last worked together a few years ago cleaning up "The Big WhiteH House" . I walked away from that experience enjoying my time serving with Mark. I have been prating for you all morning. I will miss getting the chance to serve with Mark again.
Gary Buser

Posted by: Gary Buser - Coralville, IA - Friend of Marks   Jan 13, 2013

Sharon and Family,

My sincere condolences.

Posted by: Jim Strubell - Portland, ME - Friend and Co Worker   Jan 13, 2013

mark was always funny. couldnt wait to see him in our younger years in the summer times in montana. always a true stand up guy, i really learned to admire him in our adult years. you are truly missed in my heart mark. god bless.

Posted by: brad harris - tulsa, OK - 1st cousin   Jan 13, 2013