Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX


Mark Wayne Schiel

January 26, 1971January 7, 2020

Mark Schiel went to be with the Lord on January 7, 2020 at the age of 48. He was born on January 26, 1971 in Houston, Texas to Erwin J. (Bud) and Diann E. Schiel.

Mark was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife, Sarah May Schiel, three daughters, Ashley Louviere Giuseppetti and her husband David, Payton Schiel and Morgan Schiel; son, Marshall Schiel; grandson, Simon Giuseppetti; mother, Diann Schiel; brother, David Schiel and his wife Kim Schiel; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Crown of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas, with services beginning at 10:00 a.m. There will be a procession immediately following to Hill Country Memorial Gardens in New Braunfels, Texas, for a Committal Service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made for the children’s college fund.


  • Family receiving friends and family Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, January 13, 2020


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Tim Astley

January 13, 2020

Although we've only met a few times over the years, I have very happy memories of Mark, a proud Texan, family man, generous and full of fascinating stories.

I will always remember our visits to see you; family BBQs, going out shooting, teaching me how to eat crawfish and our trip out to Gruene on our last visit.

My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Mark Davies

January 12, 2020

Mark will be truly missed. I still have fond memories of our South Texas dove hunts to George West and him and myself sitting in those deer blinds on my place talking about family and sharing work stories. His laugh, kindness and humorous insight will be greatly missed.

Jolly Mgboji

January 12, 2020

It's really hard to believe you're no longer here with us, buddy. Mark and I met while working for Halliburton in Lafayette. We both left Halliburton at the same time to work for Tesco Corporation in Houston. We later went different ways in the O&G industry.

Mark is as genuine and kind as they come. Even though we come from different culture and background, we've remained very good friends - checking up on each other from time to time. At work, Mark is a perfectionist. He'll never be satisfied until he gets it right. He'll go the extra miles to make sure the job is done and done right. Above all, he loves his family and puts them first.

You'll be dearly missed my friend! May your kind soul rest in perfect peace!

JoAnna Astley

January 12, 2020

As Sarah’s cousin I had the honour of being Mark and Sarah’s bridesmaid. We flew over from the UK for the wedding and it was lovely to spend time with them. Since then we have got together a few happy times and have fond memories of those trips. I can’t begin to say how sorry I am for Sarah, the girls and Marshall but I am thinking of you at this difficult time. Xxx

Shawn Blajszczak

January 12, 2020

Mark was truly a salt of the earth type man. He was not only my dear friend, but also someone I looked up to as a life mentor. Mark was always there thru the toughest of times and the best of times. All will miss Mark’s wit and kindness. I look forward to seeing Mark again in the Kingdom of Heaven, and I know, although the loss of Mark is painful to us all, God must have great plans for Marks family and loved ones.

The picture is of Mark giving me sound advice or a hard time as a groomsman at my wedding!


January 10, 2020

Please know that Mark's family is in our prayers. He was a wonderful young man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Kay and Danny Bohannon

Frank Hamtak

January 10, 2020

I don’t remember when Mark and I first met but when we did, it seemed that we had known each other forever.

Mark was the best drilling engineer I have ever known and though we shared our mutual distrust of management and company politics, we also shared our faith that at some level our work would make a difference.

Our friendship was about more than gunpowder, and bullets, and rifles; our friendship revolved around more than our love of the outdoors, it was about both truth and credibility, but mostly it was about trust. Mark always strived to be the best at whatever project, task, or skill-set that he under took despite how difficult each might have been.

Mark loved his family, his daughters, his wife and especially his son Marshall. I never had a son but if I had I would have hoped to have a young man as fine as the man Marshall is becoming.

During our lives we form friendships and along the way there are those special few whom we hold close, the ones who helped us to become who we are can easily be counted on one hand and Mark became one of those people in my life.

Mark helped me to become a better person and I will dearly miss him. God speed Mark and as always, watch your ‘6’.

Patricia and David Rodrick

January 10, 2020

David and I would like Mark's family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you guys! Pat and David

Andrew Golden

January 10, 2020

Mark was committed to everything he put his hands on and his mind to - whether it was his job, shooting sporting clays, hunting trips or his true passion of being a gunsmith and reloading bullets; he wanted to be the best he could be. Though he was competitive he wanted you to be successful as well. But he would drop all that without hesitation for his family and friends whom he loved ever so dearly. I came to know Mark through my time in the O&G industry and through time and several trips to both Encinal and the SA Sporting Clays complex, we developed a genuine friendship and respect for each other that I will have with me all my days. My prayers are with his wife and children

Ronica Astley

January 10, 2020

We were so thrilled when Sarah met Mark. Such a lovely Texan Guy. We have such happy memories of our family trips over from the UK, for their wedding and then seeing their family homes. Enjoying barbecues and family get -togethers. Mark was so proud of his three girls and Marshall. Sarah and family - we will always be here for you. Rest in peace Mark, you will be so greatly missed.