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Mark Koldziej

October 5, 2021

Obituary

Mark’s gone fishin’.

He took his final trip Tuesday, October 5, 2021 after 63 years and not feeling well for a bit. He and his Bonnie or Lu (Mesman) as Mark lovingly called her showed up at Three Rivers, Michigan several years ago and made it a home.  Bonnie will hang around and tend her yard and the fish.  Mark and Bonnie brought two little fishermen into the world, Matthew of Highland, Indiana, and Alan who preceded Mark to the fishing hole.  Mark also shared his love of fishing with granddaughter, Rylie, his “chick”.  She was the joy of his life.  Mark’s sister, Margie O’Brian (Rob), of Joplin, Missouri, niece, Toni, of Tallahassee, Florida,  and brother Mike (Sandra), of Hammond, Indiana, are also still hanging around.  There’s a bunch of nieces and nephews too along with many friends.

Before Mark got to retire and be a full-time fisherman, he and Bonnie resided in Highland, Indiana, for many years and Mark worked at Cox Enterprises Greater Chicago Auto Auction.  He put in his papers there 3 1/2 years ago cause he said it was just time to get the pontoon out and do his part to keep the fish population down.

Before that, he graduated from Highland High School, Class of 1976.  He then attended Ivy Tech so he could work on cars and earn some dollars for the weekend.

Mark loved fishing and the life he had built.  We loved Mark.  Now we just hope the fish are biting.

If you would like to come and say “goodbye”, you are welcome to come visit at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093, Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. or at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 715 East Hoffman Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093 after 7:00 p.m.  For those of you who live back in the Region, you are invited to visit Thursday, October 14, 2021 4-7 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8941 Kleinman Road, Highland, Indiana 46322.

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at www.hillsidefhcares.com
 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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