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Mark Schwendiman

Mark Schwendiman 87, died Nov. 18, 2008 surrounded by his loving family.

Mark was born Sept. 8, 1921 at Newdale, Idaho the son of John and Emma Lanz Schwendiman. He grew up in the Newdale area graduating from Sugar Salem High School. He also attended Ag. School in Logan, Utah. Mark served his first LDS mission to the Western States Mission from 1941 to 1943.

During WW2 he served on the front lines in Germany. He was a prisoner of war for a short time and received the Silver and Bronze Stars.

Mark married Ellen Louise Clark on Sept. 25, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Newdale where they raised their children. He was active in the LDS Church serving in many positions over the years. He and his wife served two missions one in Nauvoo and one in Salt Lake City he also did genealogy name extractions for 20 years until his eye sight failed.

He enjoyed farming and served on the Madison Co-op board for 18 years. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed playing games with his family and watching sports. He is revered and loved as an example of faith, patriotism and service.

He is survived by his wife Louise, Children - Loretta (Brent) Peterson, Hurricane, UT.; Kathryn (Neil) Hirschi, Newdale, ID.; Ilene (David) Lewis, Murray, UT.; Larry (Suzanne) Schwendiman, Clovis, CA.; and Wendy (Trent) Twiggs, Phoenix, Az.; 22 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin, Glenn, and John L. Schwendiman and one sister Milda Smith, one son Mark Lynn and a daughter Ellen Huskinson and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Newdale LDS Ward Chapel with Bp. Larid Robinson, Officiating. Friends may call at the Newdale LDS Church Friday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and again Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Teton-Newdale Cemetery where Military rites will be performed by the Madison Co. Burial Team. Condolences may be sent to the family via our condolences page.

The family wishes to thank Homestead Assisted Living and Hospice Alliance for their help and good care.

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