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Mark A. Ardner, 38, of Phoenix, Arizona died Sunday, September 30, 2012. He was born in Toledo, Ohio to Jean and W. Andrew Ardner Jr. on August 27, 1974. He graduated from Perrysburg High School in 1993 where he enjoyed playing football and wrestling. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpersonal Communications from Ohio University and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He worked as an automotive service advisor in Chicago, San Diego and Phoenix. Mark enjoyed skiing and fishing at his family's cottage on Lake Wilson in Hillsdale, Michigan, heading to the short-track races and boating on Bartlett Lake in Arizona, and was a die-hard University of Michigan football fan. Mark loved telling stories with his family and friends.
Mark is survived by his parents, Jean and Dale Spratt Jr.; his siblings, Scott (Tracy) Ardner, David (Vickie) Spratt, Robin (Greg) Kigar and Sandy (Mike) Ibarra; his aunt, Karen Ardner; uncle, John Franich; uncles and aunts, Jim (Glenda) Franich, Patti (Dennis) Jackson and Joe (Norma) Franich; cousins, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, W. Andrew Ardner Jr., and his grandparents, Walter Andrew and Grace Frye Ardner, and John J. and Martha Franich.
Family and friends will be received at Witzler Shank Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3313) on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mark's name to The Crossroads, Inc., a recovery center at 1845 E. Ocotillo Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Online condolences may be left at www.witzlershankfuneralhome.com
Witzler Shank Funeral Home
222 E South Boundary St
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 7, 2012