Mark Christiansen

Resided in Cornell, MI
Died January 13, 2024

Cornell, MI

Mark Christiansen, age 70 of Cornell passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 13, 2024 at his home.

Mark was born May 1, 1953 in Escanaba, MI son of Harlon and Violet (Swenson) Christiansen. He grew up in Kipling and attended and graduated from Gladstone Area Schools Class of 1971.

Following graduation, Mark enlisted into the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Utah at Hill Air Force Base and then relocated back to the Upper Peninsula upon honorable discharge. Mark was proud to be a part of the Honor Flight Mission XV (15).

Mark was united in marriage to Joyce Honkonen on October 9, 1997.

Mark had various jobs in Delta County, but his favorite job title was Grandpa. He was an avid hunter and loved his camp. Mark enjoyed watching NASCAR. He also liked to tinker and could fix most things. Mark’s caring and thoughtfulness will be very missed.

In addition to his loving wife, Joyce, Mark is survived by:

Children: Stacy (Carl) Smith, Kelly (Brian) Seymour, John (Kim) Quinn and Jim (Jodey) Quinn.

Siblings: Bonnie Robertson, Linda (Bruce) Attar, Ann “Sue” (Steve Bolek) Christiansen and Amy (Kraig) Dyer.

Grandchildren: Alex, Chelsea, Samuel, Anna, Violet, Emma, Kaitlynn, Jessica, Samantha, Olivia and Ivy.

Great Grandchildren: Leah, Lennon, Renny and Kaizen.

And numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his Parents, Harlon and Violet (Swenson) Christiansen and Brother, Duane Christiansen.

Family will receive friends on Friday, January 19, 2024 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Funeral services honoring Mark’s life will follow at 4:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. A luncheon will follow. Mark will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery at a later date. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Christiansen family.

9 Tributes for “Mark Christiansen

    We were so sorry to hear about Mark. I know there aren’t any words at a time like this except to know that we are thinking about you and we love you!

    Amy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Mark was such a nice guy. My thoughts are with you!

    I was sorry to see Mark, or Buzzy as I knew him through Kipling Tech grade school has passed away. My condolences go to his family and friends.

    Kris Peterson

    Mark was a wonderful man! Growing up with him, and Kipling was a hoot. I always remember him riding down the road on his double stacked bike. And hanging out with him in his camp on his dad‘s sawmill property. We made good friends over the years. I will sadly miss him, he was a good friend and we always had to laugh when we met each other. Another good man gone too early. My condolences go out to his family and his sisters Ann Amy and Trudy. Rest in peace, my friend till we meet again. ❤️

    I was saddened to here of Marks passing. I met mark when he came to work for Anderson lumber years ago. He was such a nice person and a very good worker. We maintained a friendship ever since. Mark and his family will be in my prayers.

    Linda,Ann, and Amy sorry to hear the loss of your brother and my former classmate prayers to your families .Vickie and Wayne Marshall

    Worked with Mark at Elmers on midnight crew about 2016. Mark and his wife were kind enough to get a CD copy of Rapid River History. Always thought of Mark when I look at it. Great person!!

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