Monday, November 4, 2013

Sad , Sad, Sad

My mission trainer from back in the late 1980's, Mark Schenk, passed away this past week.

I am still sharing the lessons he taught me with my sons, especially Gunnar.

Mark & I (with President and Sister Garff) on my first day

Mark Sunderlin Schenk
Mark Sunderlin Schenk, 46, passed away on October 28, 2013 in North Haven, Connecticut. Mark was born November 2, 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Larry Schenk and Lana Eldredge Schenk. Mark is the third of five children. He is a cherished son, brother, husband, father, uncle and friend whose unconditional love, generosity and compassion will be dearly missed. 
Mark, his parents and 2 older siblings moved to Las Vegas when he was 10 months old. Mark spent his early childhood playing with his brother Steve and dear friend J. J. Heaton. The family then moved to Frankfurt, Germany when Mark was 7 years old. While living in Germany, Mark was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Returning to the United States, they made their home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark attended and graduated from Brighton High School where he was an avid learner, involved in sports, earned his Eagle Scout and created lifetime friends and memories. Mark served an honorable mission to the Coventry England Mission where he grew to love the people and was dearly loved by many. He went on to graduate from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business Management. He furthered his education and zest for learning by attending the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona graduating in 1995 earning his MBA. Mark was an endless entrepreneur, successful businessman and highly regarded by his colleagues throughout his career. 
In 2000 he married Rachel Grove in the Salt Lake Temple. They have two wonderful children, Sara, Joshua and stepson Chandler Collins. 
Mark is survived by his parents, Larry and Lana Schenk; wife, Rachel and children, Sara and Joshua; stepson, Chandler Collins; his siblings, Lynda (Randy) Coombs, Steven (DeeAnn) Schenk, Tonja Schenk, Lara Schenk; nieces and nephews, Spencer and J.T. Timmons, Allyssa Bottomly, Conner, Kailee, Jake and Crew Schenk, Emilie and Sophia Bero; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Funeral Services will be held to celebrate Mark's life on Wed. Nov. 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church located at 2925 East, Bengal Blvd in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A visitation will be held at the Cannon Mortuary 2460 E. Bengal Blvd (7600 South) in Cottonwood Heights, Utah from 6:00 to 8:00 Tuesday Nov. 5 and the day of the services at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Mountain View Estates Cemetery. 
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2013

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