OBITUARY

Mark Lollman

November 5, 1961April 6, 2021

Mark E. Lollman, 59, died peacefully on April 6, 2021. Mark was born on November 5, 1961 in North Kansas City, MO to James and Joann Lollman. He graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1980. Mark attended college at New Mexico State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music-Conducting.

Mark met Donna at NMSU and they married in 1988.The couple was blessed with two children, Megan in 1991 and Brian in 1995.

Mark taught band in El Paso, TX and Anthony, NM before moving to Kansas City in 1994. He then taught band at Raytown High School and finished out his teaching career in the Kansas City, MO schools where he taught band and orchestra grades 5-12. In 2015, he retired from teaching in public schools but continued his private lesson studio until the end of 2020. He cared deeply for all of his students and took pride in their musical accomplishments.

Mark enjoyed teaching but performing was his true passion. He has performed professionally since high school and has traveled to Europe, Mexico, and several locations in the US. He has played with entertainers such as Bob Hope, Tony Campise, and the Guy Lombardo Orchestra. Mark was active in the Kansas City music community and made numerous musician friends while performing in all types of groups in the area.

Mark had a strong faith in the Lord and enjoyed playing in the orchestra at Connection Point for the past several years.

Mark was also active in Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He also coached youth softball and baseball when his own kids were young. Mark had great enthusiasm for KC sports; he loved animals, camping, fishing, and most importantly, he loved his family. He was very close with his parents throughout his entire life, and their support for him and his passions never wavered. In addition to family, friends were very important to Mark and he made them wherever he went.

Mark is survived by his parents Jim and Jody Lollman; wife Donna; children, Megan and Brian, Mother-in-law and father-in-law Ralph and Cora Nell Dick of NM, Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law Bev and Ralph Shock of NM, nieces Jennifer and Terry Shock and their families of CA, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews, as well as life-long friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Band of Angels at www.bandofangels.org or KC Pet Project at www.kcpetproject.org or Hope Network at www.connectionpoint.tv/hopenetwork.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

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Joyce Koppenheffer (McGee)

April 14, 2021

So sorry to read of your son.

Collin Seifert

April 11, 2021

Dear Jody, Jim, and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your son, Mark. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Collin Seifert

Faye Rader

April 11, 2021

Mark and I were in the KCPS D together. Since I taught middle school, I got to meet with the high school band directors, which to me was the best place to be. We had to stick together as there were times when we couldn't get our classes started without help from the other directors. We shared boxes of reeds, brass mouthpieces, drumsticks, ideas and talent. Mark was a master performer, and his students were in awe of his talent. If staff meetings went too long, we would probably end up at Arthur Bryant's for lucnch!! Lots of laughter :-)

I was happy to learn that Jim and Jody Lollman went to McMurry UMC where I met and got to know them. Mark always played for Jim's birthday. One year he played "Amazing Grace" which was so beautiful, you could hear a pin drop!! I will miss you, Mark, as I know you will be missed by others. Thanks for sharing your faith, music, love for family, and kindness. I'm sure you have already heard, "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"

Paul Brewer

April 10, 2021

So sorry to hear about Mark's passing. We went to high school together and yes, we played in band together. Such a talented individual. Heartfelt prayers go out to his family and all who knew Mark. God bless🙏

Robert Hopson

April 9, 2021

I went to High School with Mark. He would be in the hallway early in the morning playing his saxophone. Everyone enjoyed being around such a nice talented guy. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.

Carol Piper(Rodenberg)

April 8, 2021

I'm one of many cousins , I was blessed to go to high school with Mark . We used to have lots of fun back in grandma & grandpa's back yard playing as kids. He invited me to many of his gigs to hear him play and such a blessing it was. I loved that sax! Sure gonna miss him. Hes with Jesus now and I'm very sure playing his sax for him!! ✝️Carol

JEFF DRAKE

April 8, 2021

Mark was one of the most talented Sax players I've ever heard. His love and passion for playing Blessed me every time I heard him, especially when he would have a solo or duet performance at church. He also was so encouraging, and just a nice guy! I will miss hearing him play and visiting with him at church. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this season of grieving. I know Mark's playing now in Heaven for an audience of One!

Ashton Montigny

April 8, 2021

I remember when lollman used to do sax lessons with me, it really encouraged me to become a better player, but more importantly a better person in general.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY