Mark K. Haldorson(1954 - 2014)

Mark K. Haldorson Born: Feb. 2, 1954; In Joliet Died: Feb. 18, 2014; In Wilmington Mark Kevin Haldorson, age 60, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at his home. Born February 2, 1954 in Joliet, Mark is a son of Phyllis (nee Hannum) and the late John Haldorson of Wilmington. He was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1972. Mark 's exceptional musical talent evolved from a very early age, into a lifetime career as a professional musician. He was in various bands and played the piano across the country entertaining in venues from nightclubs, riverboats, hotels and special events, such as the Kentucky Derby to mention a few. He was a member of the Musicians Union and held the title of three time Ragtime World Champion. Mark 's life revolved around music, however he will also be remembered for his great wit, enjoyment of the culinary arts, and love of family. Survivors include his mother, Phyllis; and his sister, Mary Jo (Dave) Morgan, both of Wilmington; aunts and uncles, Vivian Hannum of Ft. Worth, Texas, Fran Hannum of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Alice Wills of Coal City, Helen Jensen of Reddick, Lucille Quayle of Coal City, Betty Panish of Morris, June (Leroy) Hedgecock of Momence, Ralph (Lela) Haldorson of Wilmington, Margaret Haldorson of Joliet and Betty Haldorson of Elwood; his best friend Eric, Crosiar of Peoria; and many, many cousins and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his father, John, in 1993; grandparents, Otto and Peggy Hannum and Charles and Gertrude Haldorson and aunts and uncles: Jack Hannum, Michael Hannum, Donald Hannum, Elsie and Joe Skubic, Charles Haldorson, Raymond Haldorson, Harold Jensen, Royce Quayle, Joe Panish, Bob and Gen Haldorson, Elmer Wills, Clyde Haldorson, George Haldorson and Howard Haldorson. Visitation and video tribute will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 between the hours of 4:00PM and 8:00PM at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. The family will then again receive friends on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, 401 East Kahler Road in Wilmington, from 10:00AM until time of funeral service 11:00AM. Pastors Hyujae Lee and Mi-Sook Yoo will officiate. Burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery, Wilmington and pallbearers will be: Mickey Hannum, Eric Crosiar, Jack Brownlee, Ed Pacchetti, Billy Haldorson and Mike Noffsinger, Billy Wills and Dennis Hiller. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mark 's memory to his family for distribution to charities of the families choosing. Friends may sign the online guest book, send private condolences to the family or read Mark 's Life Story by logging onto: Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. 815-476-2181

Funeral Home

Baskerville Funeral Home - Wilmington
700 East Kahler Road  Wilmington, IL 60481
(815) 476-2181
Published in Morris Herald-News on Feb. 21, 2014