Mark Immel

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Survived by his loving wife, Kim & daughters Kayla, Kirsten, Kourtlyn and Kennis Immel (Ocala), his parents Bud and Carole Immel (Ocala), as well as his sisters, Margie Armstrong and Sue Milton (Ocala) - Mark Steven Immel, 54 of Ocala has gone home and into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. An avid fisherman and golf enthusiast, Mark was a lover of the great outdoors, especially the mountains.
This passion was evident in all other areas of Mark's life - He was a friend to many and a constant source of laughter and positivity and uplifting joy. He had a tremendous heart for those in need and was always a helping hand. The greatest example of a father in his daughters' eyes, Mark was the Do-it-all dad. Softball coach, golf matches, tennis tournaments, ballet recitals, volleyball games, horse shows and musical theater plays. A role-model, protector and a mender of broken hearts, he did it all. Mark and his wife Kim are the reason we have great love stories - together since high school, they were the best of friends and God's example of true love.
But beyond all of these things, Mark was truly a man after God's own heart. And while we mourn the loss of such an incredible friend, son, brother, father and husband - we know with a blessed assurance that Mark was welcomed into his Heavenly Father's arms with a "Well done, my good and faithful son."
"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38 ESV A favorite scripture verse of Mark's, he would always share this verse with his four daughters when talking "life" with them. He emphasized the importance of being a giver, and not a taker. He lived this example each day.
"Lord, ...Let me joy in the things that matter. You, my family, my ministry for You. I love You and praise You in Jesus' name. Amen" An excerpt from one of Mark's prayer journal entries.
"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19 The scripture verse chosen by Mark's friend, Eulie Brookins, and Mark's family because it truly says who Mark was and how he lived his life.
Mark Steven Immel March 4, 1962 - April 26, 2016. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Women's Pregnancy Center of Ocala.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on June 12, 2016