- October 10, 1957 - January 7, 2013
- North Liberty, Iowa
of Mark's Passing
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“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...Read More »
1 of 59 | Posted by: Sara Lobb Kuester - Brigham City, UT
“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...Read More »
2 of 59 | Posted by: Tom Bishop - St. Michael, MN
“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...Read More »
3 of 59 | Posted by: Wayne & Julie Zieser - Washington, IA
“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...Read More »
4 of 59 | Posted by: Kris Pierson - Washington, IA
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...Read More »
5 of 59 | Posted by: Barbara Kompik - Hart, MI
“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...Read More »
6 of 59 | Posted by: Angela Mouser Waters - Iowa City, IA
“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...Read More »
7 of 59 | Posted by: Michael & Deb Scherer - Denver, CO
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...Read More »
8 of 59 | Posted by: Gary Buser - Coralville, IA
“Sharon and Family,
My sincere condolences.
9 of 59 | Posted by: Jim Strubell - Portland, ME
“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...Read More »
10 of 59 | Posted by: brad harris - tulsa, OK
“Sharon and family--Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Mark so suddently and in our human minds, too early. Please be comforted by...Read More »
11 of 59 | Posted by: Julie Luers Collins - Perry, IA
“Well, where should I begin? How about the notorious Lobb-Yagla family vacation to Colorado - pretty sure this was Mark's idea, considering he did...Read More »
12 of 59 | Posted by: Susan (Yagla) Fajardo - Iowa City, IA
“I am very sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I have nothing but warm thoughts and fond memories of him. I am glad to have known him and I will be...Read More »
13 of 59 | Posted by: Sean Thornton - Ames, IA - Friend
“It's so hard to lose a husband and father so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.
Lois, Tyler, and Katherine Bird
14 of 59 | Posted by: Lois Bird - Iowa CIty, IA
“Sharon and family,
We were so sorry to learn of the death of Mark. I appreciated so much when you came to my mother's funeral for John and...Read More »
15 of 59 | Posted by: Marcia Carlson - Rockford , IL
“Praying for the family.
16 of 59 | Posted by: Paul & Jana M - Toledo, OH
“Our condolences to the Lobb family. We were shocked to learn of Mark's passing at so young an age. We have many memories of Mark when he was...Read More »
17 of 59 | Posted by: Joe and Rosamond Goodlander - IA
“Mark was an ideal man to me. A man that was honest, caring, and would always put others before himself.
I had the pleasure of working for Mark at...Read More »
18 of 59 | Posted by: Tyler - Iowa City, IA - Friend
“Sharon & family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Sue and I were remembering our families spending time together...Read More »
19 of 59 | Posted by: Jeff Rosien - Norwalk, IA
“I am now retired and had the utmost honor to have met Mark Unfortunately for me for a short time. I am now retired and in my late 70 s. Time now...Read More »
20 of 59 | Posted by: Steve kelly - FL - Friend at work
“I met Mark almost 30 years ago and we quickly became good friends and eventually colleagues. Although time and distance caused us to drift apart I...Read More »
21 of 59 | Posted by: Dalyn Dye - Chicago, IL
“I worked with Mark at the Swank company. He was a kind gentle soul. I always enjoyed sitting in his office and talking. He always had a smile on his...Read More »
22 of 59 | Posted by: Kyle Thoms - Le Mars, IA
“Sharon and family, It has been a shock to hear of Mark's passing so can only imagine the shock it has been to all of you. Words never seem to be able...Read More »
23 of 59 | Posted by: ron and bev herman and family - IA
“Gods blessing on your family. We are both sorry that we did not know Mark because he was obviously a wonderful person.
24 of 59 | Posted by: Ann&John Barney - Crown Point, IN
“I will never forget the chats that Mark and I had in his office almost daily. It was either for advice or just a pop in and say hi. I could talk to...Read More »
25 of 59 | Posted by: Lynn "Christiansen" Rios - IA
“A very sad day and a massive loss…
I had the pleasure and the honor of meeting Mark, Sharon and their family a while ago. They were at our wedding...Read More »
26 of 59 | Posted by: The Fajardos - Iowa City, IA
“Sharon and family,
Words cannot express the great loss I am feeling at hearing of Mark's passing. I know it's been almost a year since we saw you...Read More »
27 of 59 | Posted by: Stacie Harris Miller - ID
“To Sharon and the whole Lobb family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Though he was taken way too soon, we know where he is. He will one day...Read More »
28 of 59 | Posted by: Suzanne Treloar - Solon, IA
“Sharon, It's been many years since I have seen you and Mark--I wish we had kept in touch. When I heard from fellow high school classmates that Mark...Read More »
29 of 59 | Posted by: Marcia Frier Strattan - Fruitport, MI
“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mark for 9 years. He was a truly fine man, intelligent, quick witted, caring. The world has lost one...Read More »
30 of 59 | Posted by: Jim Marra - Omaha, NE - Friend
“Thinking of you all
31 of 59 | Posted by: Karen Urban(Quinlan) - IA
“Words can not express my sorrow for your loss. Mark will be missed everyday. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
32 of 59 | Posted by: Wanett Helmuth - Iowa City, IA
“My heart goes out to the family for the loss of a father, husband, friend and all around great man. He was kind, generous, helpful and caring. He...Read More »
33 of 59 | Posted by: Barb Woods - Lisbon, IA
“Sharon and family,
Sending you love and prayers!
Dean and Karen
34 of 59 | Posted by: Karen Schrock - Kalona, IA
“It has been a honor and pleasure to have worked with Mark over the past 19 years. He will be deeply missed by everyone at JM Swank. My thoughts and...Read More »
35 of 59 | Posted by: Andy Svoboda - Iowa City, IA
“It is very seldom in life that you have the pleasure of meeting a one of a kind, special, genuine person all wrapped into one. We here at JM Swank...Read More »
36 of 59 | Posted by: CK - North Liberty, IA
“Dear Zach and the entire Lobb family,
I am so saddened to learn of the tremendous loss of your Dad. Thank you for sharing the wonderful stories of...Read More »
37 of 59 | Posted by: Debbie Mrkvicka - Cedar Rapids, IA
“To Sharon and Family.
My prayers and thoughts are with you. You have lost a great Husband and Father. The rest of the world has lost a good man. I...Read More »
38 of 59 | Posted by: Ron Pardekooper
“So very sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I worked with him at JM Swank several years ago. He was a very personable individual and I truly...Read More »
39 of 59 | Posted by: Joanne (Bean) Kurimski
“Mark is someone that I’ll always remember. His great smile would always draw everyone in and as he spoke of his family – his smile would get...Read More »
40 of 59 | Posted by: Kathi Swartz - North Liberty, IA
“I worked with Mark for over 25 years, we were in the warehouse together when he first started at JM Swank. His dedication and work ethic were second...Read More »
41 of 59 | Posted by: Dave Snyder - Iowa City, IA
“To the words of this beautifully written obituary, I say, Amen. May Jesus compassion help you to endure this great loss.
42 of 59 | Posted by: Rosie Noland - Waukee, IA
“Mark was such good man with a big heart and an even bigger smile. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know Mark over the many years we worked together...Read More »
43 of 59 | Posted by: Angie Stokes - North Liberty
“Not only was Mark a great manager, I considered him a good friend. He was very easy to talk to and always understanding. I will miss his smile and...Read More »
44 of 59 | Posted by: Tracy Smith
“Mark and I worked together many years ago, and I have fond memories of him and his lovely family. Rest in peace my friend!
45 of 59 | Posted by: Jim Lee - Tyler, TX
“Sharon and family- I am so sorry for your loss, and am sending my thoughts and prayers. During this difficult time, please know how much Mark loved...Read More »
46 of 59 | Posted by: Kim Riggle - Middle Amana, IA
“Sharon and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I have happy childhood memories of Mark and am so sorry for your great loss.
47 of 59 | Posted by: Karen Cleghorn - Chewelah, WA
“I met Mark once in person but many times over the phone. He was kind, energetic, yet calm. He was very helpful in helping us set up a new project. ...Read More »
48 of 59 | Posted by: Garth Case - Omaha, NE - Coworker
“To Sharon and Family :
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Seems like only yesterday that Mark and I would be talking about mushroom...Read More »
49 of 59 | Posted by: Michael Pacha - Iowa City, IA
“Sharon and family,
May God comfort you during this difficult time. Mark was a very special person who left a positive impression on everyone he met...Read More »
50 of 59 | Posted by: Bill Burgeson - Iowa City, IA
“I am deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. He was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with him over the course of many years and several...Read More »
51 of 59 | Posted by: Kit Cudmore - Omaha, NE
“Sharon and family. This was WAY too soon, doesn't seem right this side of heaven. We are struck with grief at your sudden loss.
Mark, you loved...Read More »
52 of 59 | Posted by: Greg and Katie Ruzek - IA
“Sharon & Family,
We are shocked and very sorry for your loss. We have many memories of your young family and now I have the pleasure of working with...Read More »
53 of 59 | Posted by: Beverly Black - Washington, IA
“Mark was so cool....he jumped right in when I was trying to find a home for Tinkerbell and I never had any worries after that! I can't remember him...Read More »
54 of 59 | Posted by: Carrie Shelton - North Liberty, IA
“I am so sorry for your loss. Mark always had a huge smile on his face and had an amazing way of listening to anything you wanted to talk about. He...Read More »
55 of 59 | Posted by: Becky - West Liberty, IA
“To Josh and your family -
I was shocked and so sad to hear the news of your father's passing. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for...Read More »
57 of 59 | Posted by: Gail Bishop - Iowa City, IA
“There are no words to express the shock and sadness that Kelli and I felt, upon hearing the news about Mark. Sharon; please know that you and your...Read More »
58 of 59 | Posted by: Shawn and Kelli Meaney - IA
“Sharon and family,
My deepest sympathy to your entire family in the loss of Mark. Mark was one of my favorite people at J.M. Swank Co. He always...Read More »
59 of 59 | Posted by: Trudy Conklin - North Liberty , IA
Mark P. Lobb, 55, of North Liberty, Iowa, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2013, at The River Community Church (3001 Muscatine Ave) in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Friday at the church. Family committal services will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Lobb Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web @www.gayandciha.com.
Mark Paul Lobb was born October 10, 1957, in Virginia, MN; son of Paul and Edwina (Kunnary) Lobb. His family includes his parents; wife of 32 years, Sharon; sons, Joshua (Sarah), Lucas (Megan) and Zachary; daughter, Jennifer Ross (Nicholas "Learning"); siblings, Marlaine Matthiesen (John) of IN, Timothy Lobb of NJ and Terri Zabrocki (Dean) of MN as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mark was a selfless provider; always giving and never demanding. He led a life of intentional servitude, modeled after Jesus, his savior, friend and redeemer. He was earnestly devoted to becoming more like Jesus, even when it pushed him out of his comfort zone. He was a pillar for his family and church.
He was a man's man. He almost single-handedly built his family's first home, taught his sons how to hunt, rebuilt a car after it was totaled, convinced his family to camp in the Boundary Waters two years in a row, piloted small planes, slalom water skied like a boss, and rode his Harley. He was a dad and husband who could accomplish almost anything, but always deferred recognition or praise. He was quick to tell everyone how blessed and lucky he was. Always humble, always loving.
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