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  • "May you find peace in God's arms. RIP Mark"
    - Denise Stocker-Motes
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MARK P. JUNK, 63, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in the comfort of his home with his fianc‚e, Donna, and his faithful companion, Skrappy, at his side. "Mark is now free on this Independence Day." Born Nov. 16, 1954, he was baptized into Emmaus Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He was a graduate of New Haven High School and achieved his certificate of recognition in Practical Industrial Electronics from Purdue University. Mark was employed for eight years by International Harvester, operated Mark Automotive, and was auto manager for Riveria Imports for 20 years. Mark had many hobbies and interests. In the 1970's he built several classic cars and vans. Most notable were his award winning conversion vans "Stairway To Heaven" and "Point Of No Return" which were two of his proudest accomplishments. He loved all racing and was a "hobby stock car" racer along with his older brother, the late Mike Junk. He enjoyed NASCAR and had an extensive collection of NASCAR memorabilia. He followed the careers of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and J. D. McDuffey. The Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10). He liked working on computers and at one time had built his own. In the 1980's he formed an online racing group, "Precision Racing". Mark was a Ham Radio enthusiast (KK9U) and was prolific at Morse Code. He received many first place awards in competition from QSO (Amature Radio Operators). He was a member of ARRL (American Radio Relay League). He developed a passion for restoring vintage radios. He was very proud of his finished work and was in the process of remodeling a room he called his "museum" where he would display them. He played guitar and collected several special models. He enjoyed traveling bicycle trails and drinking strawberry margaritas. He always had a very quick wit and sense of humor. Mark had an optimistic attitude throughout his courageous battle with cancer. "He always had a smile for you when you walked into his room." He was loved and respected by all family and friends. He will be missed more than words can express, but will never be forgotten. "Maybe somewhere down the road a ways you'll think of me and wonder where I am these days. Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays Purple Haze (Traveling Wilburys- End of the Line.) you'll think of me." Survivors include sister, Diane (Stan) Logan; fianc‚e/caregiver, Donna Fahl (who had also been caregiver to Mark's mother Lucile, prior to her passing); and four nieces, Tina (Steve) Junk-Hettmansperger of Sandusky, Ohio, Diana (Larry) Trosper of Holt, Mo., Tammy Junk of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Jennifer (Rob) Crist of Montezuma, Ohio. Mark also leaves behind Donna's granddaughters, Melayna, Torri, and Hailie, all of whom were a part of his life and he was very fond of. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Junk Sr. and Lucile Junk; brother, Carl "Mike" Junk; infant brother, Bruce Junk; and infant sister, Jane Junk. A memorial celebration for Mark is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at The Venice restaurant, 2242 Goshen Road, Fort Wayne (IN 46808). Condolences may be made on

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 8, 2018
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