Mark William Ahlbrand (1955 - 2013)

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In Loving Memory of

Mark William Ahlbrand

Sept. 21, 1955 - Dec. 24, 2013

Mark William Ahlbrand, 58, of Naples, FL went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 24, 2013. Mark grew up in Ft. Wayne, IN. He graduated from Indiana University in 1977 with a B.S. degree in political science/forensics. He graduated from Valparaiso Law School in 1979 with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in courtroom litigation and criminal justice. He attended the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI as a Commissioned Officer in the JAG Corp, U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Jacksonville, FL. Upon leaving the Navy, Mark worked as assistant state attorney for Lee County, and later worked in private practice in Ft. Myers as a defense attorney.

Mark was an avid lover of the sea and sailing. "If you want to talk to your Creator, take a walk on the beach at sunrise." His humor and wit was a source of joy for all who knew him. He was passionate about animals, our government and its military. His church home was Celebration Beach Church, Naples.

He is survived by his children, Erik and Allison Ahlbrand (Orlando), his beloved parents, Dr. and Mrs. Roland (Marilyn) Ahlbrand (Bonita Springs, FL), and his sisters, Linda Keller (Denver, CO) and Lisa Twadell (Gurnee, IL).

A service honoring Mark's life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Naples.

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Published in The News-Press on Dec. 29, 2013
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