Age 64 of Joliet, Illinois, and a former resident of Cornerstone, died Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox, Illinois.
Born April 22, 1957 in Joliet, Mark Steven was a son of Richard Frank and Diane Emily (Czerwinski) Behmetuik.
Markie was one who could light up a room with his smile. In addition to his love of coloring and drawing, He collected plastic flowers and had a true passion for Christmas. He enjoyed watching the birds, fishing and was infatuated with trees. Visitors could always be certain Markey would show and tell about his collections and he took great pleasure in going to the flea market. There is a great void in the world without the presence of Markey, but he leaves behind a legacy of memories for those who were fortunate enough to know and love him.
Survivors include his siblings: Richard F. Behmetuik, Kurt (Patricia) Behmetuik, Kerree (Ray) Obecunas, Kathe (Larry) Gardner, Cindy Alsip (Bill Benson), Teri H. Edman, Erik (Amy) Edman, Jackie (Harvey) Scheuer and Robert W. (Beverley) Edman; uncle, Arthur (Arlise) Bennett and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents: Joseph and Anna Czerwinski and Michael and Anntonette Behmetuik; two sisters: Kimberlee A. Behmetuik and Laurie Palacious and one niece, Jessica Behmetuik.
The family will receive friends for a visitation to celebrate Mark’s Life and his 65th Birthday at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Friday, April 22, 2022 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Mark’s memorial page online through social media.
Life Celebration Services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)