Mark A. Lange Wiford

October 15, 1966 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 51)

Mark A. Lange Wiford, 51, of Lima, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Willard, Ohio.

He was born October 15, 1966, to Thomas R. Lange and Elizabeth A. Wiford. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Elida.

He is survived by three sisters, Lisa (Carroll) Teman and Lynne (Michael Zerkel) Lange, both of Delphos, and Laura Wiford of Elida; and a niece, Amanda Lynne Teman of Delphos.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew A. Lange Wiford; and his grandparents, Ellsworth and Nancy Wiford, and Henry and Leona Lange.

Mark was a graduate of Apollo and Elida Schools.  He worked as an Engineer for CSX Railroad.   Prior to CSX, Mark worked for Odenweller Construction.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose. Mark was an avid football and basketball fan.  He loved history, politics, and sarcasm.

Funeral services will be held at Harter and Schier Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.   Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday, April 19 and one hour prior to the funeral service at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.  A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 pm.                                                       

The charities he loved most were Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, the Disabled Veterans of America, and the American Humane Society.  Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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