Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 E Washington, DeWitt, MI


Mark W. Witalec

April 4, 1955June 28, 2020

Mark was in his home surrounded by his family on June 28, 2020 when he left to eternally join his Lord and Savior. He was born in Dearborn, MI to Leonard and Margaret Witalec in 1955. After graduating from Yale High School in 1973, Mark attended Ferris State University. He graduated in 1977, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Land Surveying, and worked as a professional Land Surveyor for the Lansing Board of Water and Light until he retired from his full-time career in 2012. His true work passion being land surveying, he continued to operate his own business during retirement, called Witalec Surveying and Mapping, where he was still serving clients up until the last few weeks of his life on this earth.

Land Surveying was his career passion, but loving Jesus Christ and being the best father, grandfather, husband, son, and brother he could be directed his life. He had a strong passion for life and was known for his captivating smile. He hardly ever stopped moving and was always working on projects around the home. He loved Snyder’s Honey Mustard Pretzels, Tim Horton’s, Menards, and sharing precious moments with his grandchildren. Mark had a genuine, calming and logical demeanor, also containing a twist of humor, which was still shining through in his final days. Mark carried his hard-working and selfless nature throughout his lifetime, always going to any length in order to offer help to friends and those he loved. He had a charismatic personality and was able to connect with nearly everyone with whom he came in contact.

Mark married the love of his life, Karen, in 1980 and set a prime example of what a Christian husband should be. Together they lovingly raised their family on a quiet country road in Dewitt, Michigan. This year marks their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Leonard, in 1986. He is survived by his wife Karen, three children, Sarah (Dominic), Dan, Joyce (Jared,) six grandchildren, Dexton, Amry, Sofia, Kett, Rose, and Crew. In addition, he is survived by his beloved mother, Margaret, and six adoring siblings: Glenn (Casey) Witalec, Karen (Dennis) Johnson, Janet (Rick) Rector, Dennis (Laura) Witalec, Laura (Bob) Loxton, and Cheryl (Ron) Charney.

In memory of Mark, donations may be made to the City Rescue Mission of Lansing or Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church ( 7740 W St Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917) Building Fund. Private funeral services will be held on July 2nd, 2020. Live-streaming will be available at https://www.facebook.com/Gorsline-Runciman-Funeral-Homes-142458649133146/


  • Glen Witalec
  • Dennis Witalec
  • Dan Witalec
  • Jared Feldpausch
  • Dominic Palermo
  • Ron Charney

  • City Rescue Misson Of Lansing
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Building Fund


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mark W. Witalec

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Greg and Lynn Adsit

July 7, 2020

Dear Karen,
We are saddened upon hearing of Mark's passing. He was such a kind, calm and caring man who always took the time to talk with you.
Greg still has the Leica hat that Mark gave him, it's one of his favorites.
We pray for your family and hope the wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time.
God Bless you and your family,

Greg and Lynn Adsit

Gary & Mary Sova Sova

June 30, 2020

Dear Karen,

We are truly sorry to hear of Mark's passing. We loved and admired Mark for his strength of character and his faith in God. He was truly a beautiful person who deeply loved his family and always went the extra mile to help a friend in need. We are praying for you, Sarah, Dan, Joyce, and his mother, Margaret, and siblings to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves all of you and that He will take care of you. May Mark rest in peace.

Gary and Mary Sova

Nancy Bogner

June 29, 2020

Mark was a very kind and personable gentleman with the biggest smile. He always had kind words for everyone at work or just in passing at the grocery store. So so sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences to his family. Gordon and Nancy Bogner.