Mark Edward Farner, 45, of Gaylord, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
He was born in Saginaw, MI, on February 9, 1976, to Robert and Charlotte (Hegenauer) Farner.
Mark attended Lansing Community College and following graduation moved to Hood River, Oregon, where he worked in the culinary field.
Mark loved music and attended many of the concerts of his favorite band, Phish.
His passion for music also included playing his guitar and mandolin.
He loved the outdoors, especially the Pigeon River State Forest, where he spent much of his time fishing, camping, and mushroom hunting. He also enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and woodworking. He most recently began working as a carpenter with area builders.
Mark loved the time he spent with his friends from all over the country. He recognized the importance of making time for those he loved.
Mark is survived by his mother, Charlotte Farner; brother, Tim Farner; sister, Dianne (Zac) Crew; nieces, Gwyndolyn, and Zoe Farner; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 26, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the family and Nelson Funeral Home are requiring masks to be worn during the visitation.
A memorial service to celebrate Marks’s life will be held in May of 2022.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. to assist with funeral expenses, through the Nelson Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.