Mark E. Farner

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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.

6 comments on “Mark E. Farner”

  1. Over the past 24 hours, thousands of memories have been flashing through my mind over the close to thirty years of shenanigans with this boy that could have filled four lifetimes. We’ve had many incarnations of our friendship, talked thousand of hours, went on as many hikes, and traveled across the country in ill thought out, poorly financed road trips. You’ve always had, and always will have, a special place in my heart, you goofy, beautiful soul. Your eyes and smile preceded your smart ass mouth in every room you graced. And I could always count on laughter and love when you were around.

    Love you Blue!

    My heart and thoughts are with Mark’s family and friends ❤️

    – Jessica Edel

  2. Charlotte, Tim, Dianne and family,
    We are so, so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers every day. Sending hugs to all of you…May you find peace and comfort ☮️🙏🏻.
    🙏🏻Robin and Brad

  3. Tom & Linda Gross

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Char and her family during this most difficult time. God bless Mark and may peace be with him.

  4. Jodi (Powers) Sanchez

    A huge light has gone from our world. I love you my dear friend.
    “May the four winds now blow you safely home” -Jerry Garcia

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