Mark was born in Butte on Jan. 3, 1959 to Walter and Joan (Reed) Yochim. He was the first of five children. He graduated from Butte High in 1977. At the time of his death, he was studying to become a counselor at Montana Tech and had just completed his second year. Mark was a people person and loved to talk to anyone – anywhere. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.
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Mark was survived by two children, Cyrus Yochim of Omaha, Neb. and Vivianna Rose Yochim-Gustin of Ennis; his mother Joan (Tom) Sullivan; two sisters, Cathy (Gary) Gustin, Terri (Joe) Smithson; two brothers, Marty Yochim and Mick Yochim; numerous nieces and nephews; his step-sister Stephanie Sullivan and her family; his uncle Fred Reed of Las Vegas and his aunt Linda (Ray) Wasley, as well as their families. He was preceded in death by his Father, Walter Yochim; his grandparents, Mark and Martha (McNally) Yochim and Phillip and Catherine (Rolando) Reed; and his nephew, PJ Smithson.
A memorial service for Mark will be conducted at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mark's family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mark's family, c/o Joan Sullivan, 4395 South Arizona, Butte, MT 59701 to help cover expenses.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on June 3, 2009