Mark Eric Jockwig
Groce Funeral Home- Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Rd
Arden, NC
Mark Eric Jockwig, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, October 11, 2021 at his home in Springfield, Illinois.
Born February 2, 1967 in Asheville, NC, to Klaus and Virginia "Jean" (Kuniskis) Jockwig, Mark grew up in Fairview, NC with his sister, Christina Jockwig (Atlanta, GA).
Mark attended A.C. Reynolds High School and graduated from Christ School in Arden, NC, where he played soccer and basketball. He then went on to attend Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Most recently, he was just shy of completing final classes at LLCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program.
Mark met Heidi Bourscheidt in 2003 and they had a beautiful daughter together, Alexandra Jockwig (17) of Peoria, IL, which is what brought him to Illinois.
His career included working at Country Clubs in NC and VA. He worked in Hospitality at the Grove Park Inn & The Biltmore Estate and as an Operations Consultant in Atlanta, GA. While in IL, he worked as a Banquet Manager with Abraham Lincoln Hotel. Mark enjoyed cooking, reading and was passionate about sports, especially basketball and soccer.
Cremation was provided by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.
A Funeral Mass and private burial will be held at a later time.
Should you wish to honor Mark's memory, you may donate to Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation at or Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center at
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Robert Berger
October 27, 2021
My sincere condolences to the Jockwig family. May God be with all of you, Mark " Zimbo" Zimmerli CS '87.
Mark Zimmerli
October 25, 2021
So sorry to hear about Mark. Fond memories of playing soccer at CS with him as we both were on the varsity team. Condolences, Tom Mauldin II CS '87
Thomas Mauldin II CS '87
October 25, 2021
I played soccer with Mark at Christ School. He was a fabulous soccer player and great friend. I have some picture memories of him that I´ll have to look for. I remember meeting his sister as well. I´m very saddened to hear the news that he passed away. I will be thinking of his family and wish them solace.
Robert Berger `85
October 25, 2021
I was one of Mark´s instructors at LLCC. He was a wonderful student.
Denise Perry
October 23, 2021
RIP Mark, I had an Uncle who used to say ",Life is a Veil..." For me you illustrate that.
Randall Peterson
October 23, 2021
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