MARENGO – Mark Kevin Othick, 54, of Marengo, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.|
He was born Jan. 31, 1959, in Coronado, Calif., to Ronald and Mildred Othick. He graduated from Buffalo Grove High School. On Oct. 12, 1991, he married Brenda Hauser.
Mark was a member of the United State Air Force, serving proudly at home and abroad. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 196 and worked for Intren. He was an avid golfer who possessed a skillful knowledge of the game. Mark was also a hockey fan who enjoyed following the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup season. Always an active man, he played in slow-pitch softball leagues over the years, including with his son in recent years. Mark was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The love of sports and activities was surpassed only by the love for his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Watching him stand next to one of his granddaughters teaching them to fish, swing a baseball bat or climb a tree will be a memory his family will always treasure.
Survivors include his wife; and children, Justin Othick, Christina (Adam) Boyer, Derek (Mandi) Ford and James (Miranda) Eilders. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Audrey and Cassie Boyer and Kenna and Delilah Eilders. He is also survived by his father, Ron Othick of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Mike (Rena) Othick of Phoenix, Ariz., and Patrick (Janet) Othick of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sister, Sandy (Greg) Scudder of Tucson; his in-laws, George and Katy Hauser; and one brother-in-law, George Hauser.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and brother, Christopher.
The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Sept. 14, 2013