Mark  Farner
Mark Farner, 62 of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, and formerly from Terre Haute passed away Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mark was born March 16, 1958 to Bill and Ruth Farner in Pittsburg, PA. Mark was a graduate of Purdue University and worked over 30 years at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for ARAMARK. After his retirement, Mark and his wife, Bobby, moved to North Carolina where he enjoyed life close to the ocean.
Mark is survived by his wife Bobby, his daughters, Christy Bastian of Brazil and Brooke Buis of Indianapolis, his stepson Brad Brooking of Muncie, and someone he long considered a son, Damon Schoen and his wife Ashley of Terre Haute. Mark has six grandchildren, Noah, Connor, Nick, Aubree, Max, and Emerson. Also surviving Mark are his parents, Bill and Ruth Farner of West Lafayette, Indiana, and brothers Dave Farner and wife Gene of Madison, Alabama and Bob Farner and wife Nancy of West Lafayette, Indiana, and several nephews and nieces. Mark was a long-time member of Oregon Baptist Church. Private family services will be at DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 East Springhill Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47802 on Saturday March 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm with Pastor Ron Riggs officiating. Private family visitation will be from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to either Hospice of the Wabash Valley or the Lower Cape Fear hospice in North Carolina. Due to the current situation in Indiana, the funeral services will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend.
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Published on March 25, 2020


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Carol and Fred Berry
Mar 31, 2020
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Pixie Liebermann
Mar 27, 2020
Please know I am extending sincere sympathy at this time to Mark’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
John McCarthy
Mar 26, 2020
Mark and I worked together. He was a very good person thoughtful and kind. My prayers are for him and his family. Rest in peace Mark.
John Plasse
Mar 26, 2020
I am very sorry for your loss. Mark was my boss at Rose-Hulman when I worked there during high school. He always treated me with respect and was very easy to work for. I'm sure I gave him a headache or two being a high school kid who thought I knew everything, but I never saw him lose his temper or treat anyone bad. He was very respectful and a really good boss. I haven't seen Mark in many years and am very sorry to hear of his passing. May God give you strength and comfort as you deal with your loss.
Sue Modesitt
Mar 25, 2020
I am sadden to learn of Mark's passing. Mark was my boss back in 1980-1983 in Aramark Food Service at Rose Hulman College. Mark was an excellent Boss and Friend and his mannerisms were like no other. Such a Quiet Man I remember. So sorry for your loss of Mark.
Rich & Nancy
Mar 25, 2020
We were honored to know Mark for these 5 years in OIB as a good friend and neighbor...