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Mark R. Edmiston

June 4, 1963 ~ October 30, 2011

Mark R. Edmiston, 48, passed away Sunday October 30, 2011 at his residence in Iowa.


Mark was born in Springfield, IL on June 4, 1963. He moved to Lake Charles in September 2005 and moved to Sherman, Texas in September of 2010. He was an IT gaming systems manager in Durant, OK.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kimberly Edmiston; daughter, Kathryn Edmiston; mother and step-father, Nancy and Richard Hake; mother-in-law, Louise Lester; brother, Todd Edmiston and wife Julie; aunt, Kay Loveless and a host of friends and family.


He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Edmiston; grandmother, Ileen Mattson and Nanouk, a beloved Alaskan Malamute who passed away the night of Mark's death.


A private family gathering will be held in Perdido Key, Fl. at Johnson State Park for Mark and Nanouk. A ceremony will be conducted by a close family friend, Marty Morris and his wife, Carol.


The family requests donations be made in Mark's memory to the American Heart Association.

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  1. Dear Kim Family, You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mark will be greatly missed. See ya later Marky Mark.

  2. I met Mark in the late '70s, while working at McDonald's in Springfield, IL. He quickly became a great friend, and then my best friend until he left town in the early '90s. For us, there was nothing better than driving to a nice park near a lake (or ocean) to spend some time talking and solving the world's problems. Epic, priceless memories for me. All told, I have probably never laughed as hard or as often in anyone else's company like I did with that guy. I'm sad life took us in different directions, but knew he was happy. To Kim, Katie, and the rest of his family and friends … my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I'll think of him often. Take care of yourselves.

  3. I was so sad to hear about Mark. I have so many good memories of him. He always made everyone around him laugh and was a great friend to all. My prayers are with Kim, Katie, and the entire family. May you find comfort in your time of grief.

  4. I will never forget Mark's quick humor and smile he was a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers to you Kim and to Mark's family….David

  5. Kim – I am sending my sincerest condolences to you at this difficult time. When I heard the news, it broke my heart. I truly adored Mark and am blessed to have known him. I will be participating in the local American Heart Association walk on November 19th in his memory. Love you girl!

  6. Kim,Brandon and I will always remember Mark's sense of humor and wonderfully fun personality. We are praying so hard for you and your family at this time. I'm glad he and Nanouk are together, but I'm so sorry for your double loss. All our prayers and love,Brandon and Tara Landry

  7. Kim,My family and I want to convey our condolences to you and your family. Although I have only known Mark for a short time I will remember him for his friendly attitude and openess to join us in laughter and fun. He will be missed.We will see you soon.James

  8. My condolences to Kim and the entire family and extended family. Mark was a great guy and 1 of a kind. He was always willing and caring. He will be missed.

  9. My condolences to Kim, Katie, and Mark's family and friends. Mark was a true friend to me for many years and was always there when I needed him on many occasions. At work he was a valuable member of our staff and will be missed immensely. his work ethic and caring for others was second to none. My hope is that there could be more people in this world like him.

  10. My heart goes out to you Kim and all of Marky Marks family. Mark could always bring a smile to everyone's face and I am sure we all have funny little Markisms to remember him by. We truly loved him at Casino Magic. He was definitely part of that magic. Debbie Giordano

  11. My prayers are with your family. Mary was a great guy who helped everyone. He will be greatly missed.A friend from the MAGIC

  12. We will miss Mark, his caring and great sense of humor. Mark would always take time to make sure your needs were taken care of. He was a good friend.Thank You,Joe Bea


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