Mark Grove, 60, Plymouth, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at home surrounded by his family after a three-year illness.
He grew up in Milford and Nappanee, the son of Frank and Nancy Grove, who survive.
Other survivors include his wife of 40 years, Andrea; sons: Dustin (Stacy) of West Lafayette; and Ben (Courtney) of Bremen; and daughter, Jenni (Mark) of Plymouth. He was also the proud ‘papa’ of eight grandchildren whom he adored; brothers, Todd Grove, Nappanee; Brett (Cindy) Grove, Wakarusa; Thad (Monica) Grove, Nappanee; Erich Grove, Nappanee; and had 14 nieces and nephews.
Mark Grove graduated from Northwood High School and attended Ball State University before embarking on a successful career in engineering and sales. Most recently, he had worked at Ayr Cabinet in Nappanee where he designed and sold custom cabinetry for customers around the country.
He was a member of Nappanee Missionary Church.
He and his family lived in Lebanon for 21 years where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Central Christian Church. He also enjoyed playing softball and coaching Little League Baseball.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed stopping whatever he was doing and enjoying a conversation with anyone. Above all, he lived to love and serve others. His legacy lives on in the many lives he touched.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Nappanee Missionary Church. A celebration of his life service will immediately follow at 3 p.m.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.