Mark Andrew Alaksiewicz

June 13, 1970December 25, 2018

Mark Andrew Alaksiewicz, 48, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. He was born June 13, 1970 to Francis and Carolyn (Louis) Alaksiewicz in Peoria, Illinois. He is survived by his mother; three brothers Matthew Alaksiewicz, John Alaksiewicz, and Michael Alaksiewicz; and one aunt Margaret Louis. He was preceded in death by his father; brother David Alaksiewicz; grandparents; and aunt Angela Louis. He was in Sales for Multi-Ad Quickie Systems. He was an outstanding athlete at Bergan High School and Viterbo College, and he loved the outdoors. Cremations rites have been accorded. A memorial mass will be held Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Peoria, Illinois. Visitation will be an hour prior to service at the church. Father Paul Joseph Langevin will officiate. Memorials may be made in Mark’s name to St. Jude Runs.


  • Carolyn (Louis) Alaksiewicz, Mother
  • Francis Alaksiewicz, Father
  • Matthew Alaksiewicz, Brother
  • John Alaksiewicz, Brother
  • Michael Alaksiewicz, Brother
  • David Alaksiewicz, Brother
  • Margaret Louis, Aunt
  • Angela Louis, Aunt
  • Mark was preceded in death by his father, Francis Alaksiewicz; brother, David Alaksiewicz; grandparents, and aunt, Angela Louis.

  • St. Jude Runs


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, December 31, 2018

Mark Andrew Alaksiewicz

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Mark Rapach

January 3, 2019

Carolyn, Matt, John, and Mike-
Since learning of Mark's passing, I've spent much time grieving for you, lifting Mark in my prayers, and you also, that you find peace and strength as time goes on. I am truly sorry for your loss. I have faith that the Lord will find ways to provide you comfort.

I have been gifted with a true friendship shared with Mark, initially founded as classmates at Bergan and becoming close friends after both living in Peoria area after college. We rented a home at the farmhouse in Edelstein, IL, where we bonded even mores and grew as friends in the following years. So many memories were made together including the trips out West to see John, sometimes accompanied by Frank, Mike, and other friends that shared Mark's passion for hiking and camping in the back country of the West. I remember us once being detoured from a snow trail in Glacier National Park to a lower trail where it rained for so long, Mark, John, and I were holed up in a small tent for about 24 hours. The area was so mosquito infested that we only left the tent for necessities and when we did, we covered every inch of skin to defend against bites. In tolerating those miserable conditions, and each other to a degree, there were more laughs and fun in that tent than anyone could ever have. That's the kind of person Mark was - if served lemons, he made lemonade. He made the best of every situation.
Mark was a real "people person" and cared tremendously about his family and friends which is why so many share in the love you have for him. There are too many other stories to tell from my friendship that demonstrate the many qualities everyone loved, and always remembered in Mark.

Sadly, I was unable to attend the visitation and mass for such a good friend because I was very ill with the flu. Alternatively, I will find appropriate means to make personal tribute to him, and continue to keep you and Mark in my prayers.
Mark Rapach

JenNell Lewis

January 2, 2019

May God keep your hearts and minds in His perfect peace during this time of sorrow.

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

With Deepest Sympathy,
JenNell Lewis (Kwikee)

Gina Stickelmaier

December 31, 2018

Matt, my deepest sympathies to you and yours.
Gina Stickelmaier

Lynda Tjarks

December 31, 2018

Dear Alaksiewicz family,
I’m very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Mark and I were very good friends in the mid-90’s while we worked together at Multi-Ad. I’ll always remember the vacation we took together to see his Aunt in Nevada, onto the coastline of California right down to Tijuana Mexico. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Mark was one of the best human beings I ever had the privilege of knowing; he would give the shirt off his back for someone in need. All of this you know, but as I live in Florida now and am unable to attend the services, I wanted to send my condolences to his entire family. Your loss is great, but I pray your memories of Mark will see you through this time of pain.

My deepest sympathies,
Lynda Tjarks

Sherry Semonis

December 30, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you and hoping your precious memories will help ease the pain. God Bless!

Rae Anne Hamp

December 29, 2018

Dear Carolyn, Matt, John, and Mike,

How very sorry I was to learn of Mark's passing. I remember him fondly from his days in my classes at Holy Family School. May your cherished memories and the knowledge that others are thinking of and praying for you provide some small measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

With deep and sincere sympathy,
Rae Anne Hamp

Dick and Sue Mottor

December 28, 2018

Carolyn, Matt, John and Mike:
How deeply sorry and saddened we were to learn of Mark's death. Our hearts are aching for you and wish we were there. I have tried to reach you by telephone but have been unable to find a phone number for any of you. If you would like to talk to us, we would love to hear from you. Our phone number is a Peoria number 258-2350. We think of all of you often, and are praying for you that in the days ahead that the many good memories you have of Mark will bring comfort to you. He loved sports and the outside, and how well I remember him talking about all of the soccer games and other sports he participated in. We have so many good memories of all of the boys growing up across the street from us on Mission Road and the fun we had with them. Please know that we stand ready to help in any possible way we can. Dick and Sue now in Avon, IN