PEORIA - Mark R. Firmand, 59, of Peoria passed away at 11:14 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 7, 1954, in Peoria, Ill., to Alfred and Angie (Jones) Firmand. He married Kathy Needham on Jan. 3, 1981, in Peoria, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents of Peoria Heights; two sons, Alex and Nick Firmand; two brothers, Mike (Nita) Firmand of Aurora, Ill., and Matt (Ali) Firmand of Urbana, Ill.; two sisters, Donita (Dave) Fox of Bourbonnais, Ill., and Dianna (Helmut) Schuenemann of Boulder Junction, Wis.; 10 nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces and nephews.
Mark worked as an imaging specialist with Multi-Ad Services for 32 years before retiring in 2013.
He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was an accomplished artist who loved gardening, landscaping and music.
Cremation will be accorded. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 1, at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. Celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Thomas Church in Peoria Heights, Ill. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.