Mark A. Suthers, age 66, passed away October 3, 2021 at his home with his wife and his son at his side.
He was known as “Marko” to his brother.
He was born August 21, 1955, to Marvin and the late Marie Suthers (Davis) in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mark spent most of his life in Kansas City where his Class of 1974 was the first to graduate from Hickman Mills High School.
After high school, he joined the Navy during the Vietnam Era. After serving his country, he became an apprentice with the Boilermakers Local Union 83 and then became a journeyman welder for Local 83.
He was a member of the American Legion, where he was the Commander for Hickman Mills Memorial Post 598 for seven years.
When the Post closed, he transferred to Robert L. Clore Post 189 in Lee’s Summit.
Mark was a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and helping his fellow veterans.
He was a woodcarver and made beautiful writing pens.
He loved spending time with his family and friends, along with his special fur baby, Angel.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Lori Suthers; his father, Marvin Suthers; one brother, Steve (Vicki) Suthers; one sister, Melody (Kevin) Schmucker; one daughter, Jenni (Matt) Logeman; one stepson, Tony (Kayla) Ippolito; two brothers-in-law, David (Linda) Kirchoff, and Richard Kirchhoff; seven grandchildren, Devin Fitzpatrick, Nick Logeman, Ollie Logeman, Hunter Ippolito, Wyatt Sandy, Brooklyn Logeman, Connor Ippolito; four nephews, Brian (Jamie) Suthers, Jason (Lena) Vaughan, Jack Dorst, Eli Kirchhoff; two nieces, Michelle (Mario) Iglesias, Sheena (Robert) Sapp; five great-nephews, Bradley Suthers, Connor Suthers, Mario Igelias, Dominic Vaughan, Liam Sapp; and one great-niece, Kelsey Igelias.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Suthers; his in-laws, David and Aline Kirchhoff; one daughter, Jill Suthers-Fitzpatrick; and one stepson, Vince Ippolito.
The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 189, located at 820 SE Vista Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
A memorial service with full military honors followed at 2 p.m., with Pastor Mike Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made out to the family.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cast funeralhome.com.