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Age 70 of Tempe, Arizona, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Born October 28, 1952, in Clinton, Iowa, Mark John was a son of Robert Mark and Wilma Jean (Potter) Enz. During Mark’s childhood, he lived in Japan, France, and Germany before the family settled in Wilmington, Illinois. He attended St. Rose School and graduated from Wilmington High School where he played football, basketball and baseball (Class of 1970). Mark furthered his education at Lewis University, where he majored in education. At Lewis University, Mark played baseball as an outfielder and during this time his team won two NAIA National Championships. (’74, ’75). After college, Mark worked alongside his father for the family landscaping business, Enz Landscaping, in Arizona and went on to make a home for himself there. Mark loved spending time skeet shooting with his brothers while growing up, and won the European Junior Championship while in France in 1963. Mark will be remembered for his quick wit, intelligence and fun loving personality.
Survivors include his one daughter, Amnesty (Noah) Sherwood; one brother, Martin (Sarah) Enz; four nieces: Christy (Ryan Dwyer) Enz, Michelle (John Sullivan) Enz, Renee (Tyler) Crater, and Alicia Enz, and one nephew, Martin (Gina) Enz.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mark and Wilma Jean Enz; two brothers, Robert Enz and William Enz, and one sister, Rhonda Jefferson.
Cremation rites have been accorded, and a memorial visitation and service is being planned.
Mark will be laid to rest in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Wilmington along with his parents and sister, Rhonda.
A complete obituary will follow as information becomes available.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as memorials to benefit Mark’s daughter, Amnesty.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Mark’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)
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