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 sarges.org/donate/ or Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center at https://www.fsr-sara.org/programs.html.
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Published by Groce Funeral Home- Lake Julian from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, 2021.