OBITUARY

Mark Franklin Fuiten

January 4, 1956August 12, 2018

Mark F. Fuiten, 62, of Springfield, passed away on August 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 4, 1956 in Springfield to William F. and Lorraine Frank Fuiten.

Mr. Fuiten is survived by one sister Nancy L. (Jim) Patton, one brother William M. Fuiten and his special friend Nancy Ward all of Springfield, one nephew James (Alyssa) Patton and one niece Rebecca Doerfler as well as four great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mark attended Springfield High School, Ole Miss and received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He worked as a security officer for C.W.L.P. and he was a British car collector who restored several Jaguar, MG and Triumph vehicles and attended many car shows.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday August 17, 2018 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 10:00am until 12:00pm Friday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League or to the charity of the donor’s choice and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, August 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mark Franklin Fuiten

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Carol Burris

August 21, 2018

What a devastating loss. We've lost one of the funniest, loyal, kind, strong men around.
I met Mark in 7th grade when I moved, and started a new school. He quickly became my protector and a dear friend. He kept some of mean kids from picking on me. Even through high school and college, we could still call each other, day or night, if either of us needed anything .... or just to talk and laugh our heads off. It didn't matter if we were each dating someone, because we were just friends. And if I was dating a jerk, he'd tell me! It wasn't a friendship where we had to see each other often. We'd just pick up where we left off.. He was like a big brother I never had. He had the BEST stories, and told them so well. So funny! My family thought he was hilarious, and some of Mark's adventures and stories are ones we still tell. Who else do you know that owned a corvette BEFORE they were 16? How many people do you know who drove a corvette to their "Behind the Wheel" driving class at school, got out, drove the student driver car for class, and after class drove their corvette home? I have to smile when I think of all the stories he told. I will miss him.
To his family and Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mark was a good man.

Byron Luers

August 19, 2018

Mark will be missed by many friends and co workers. I can remember all the neat cars he owned. RIP my friend.

Gene'o Pickinpaugh

August 19, 2018

What a friend-no one could ever ask for a better one. We shared 40+ years-we did Europe, most of the US, and about ever place between. We rode life's waves, we won, we lost, with never a cross word. We seen them come, we seen them go, we grabbed the "Brass-Ring" oh-so-many times. Thank you for the memories I shall always cherish. What a Ride My Friend!

Nancy Ward

August 18, 2018

Visited and prayed with you this morning. Such a beautiful place to lay. Missing your smile, your voice, you. Love,Nancy

Vicki Denny

August 16, 2018

I am so sorry for your great loss. Mark was a leader, a loyal friend.A loved man, he adored his nieces, and nephew, the babies they had.
His Sister and Brother in law were so wonderful to him he was grateful and so proud of them.
He loved his friends, good music, and laughter. We met in the 3rd grade at Lawrence School. I had been sick and Mark gathered all the boys from two classes and they came to my porch and asked my mom if i could come out and what a schock.He was also the spokesperson. I have loved Mark all of my life. We are the same age. He loved his Cars, so did everyone.
He always had a jaguar in the garage. A very thoughtful, well respected and loved man. We shall all miss you dearly my loving friend. I love you.
Vicki, and Kimberly Denny and Betts Pree. Amen

Dick and Ginger Rush

August 16, 2018

Our condolences to the Fuiten family. We enjoyed having Mark stop by from time to time to visit about his vehicles. We will miss him

Dick and Ginger Rush

Nancy Ward

August 15, 2018

My love, Never will a day go by that I won’t think of you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers until we meet again. You were and always will be my rock of strength. Love, Nancy

FROM THE FAMILY