Mark E. Sargent

January 30, 1949 - September 11, 2009

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Mark E. Sargent, 60, of Kendallville died Friday, September 11, 2009, in the University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Sargent graduated from Bishop Noll Institute in 1967. He was a Kendallville resident for 35 years He worked for Firestone, then as a mechanic for Max Platt Ford Lincoln Mercury in Kendallville for 33 years.

He enjoyed a variety of hobbies, such as drag racing, scuba diving, wood-working and golf. He was mechanically inclined and was always willing to help friends and family with home and car repairs.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. He had served with the Indiana Army National Guard.

He was born January 30, 1949, in Ogallala, Nebraska, to Charley and Frieda (Morichetti) Sargent.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri (Sargent) and Dave Jones of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Jennifer Sargent-Muhleisen and Michael Muhleisen of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Sargent and Melody Cravens-Sargent of Bloomington, Illinois; his first wife and mother of his children, Dianne Sargent of Kendallville; his second wife, Judy (Garringer) Sargent of Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Tricia Garringer of Kendallville; six grandchildren, Cheyanne Jones, Samantha Jones, Nathaniel Jones, Brenton Sargent, Rylan Sargent and Elizabeth Muhleisen; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda Sargent-Parks and Gary Parks of Dyer; a brother, Michael Sargent of Hammond; and 11 nieces and nephews, Michelle Parks, Melanie Parks, Ame Stanley, Robin Stanley, Jessica Stanley, Ben Stanley, Natalie Kuplic, Sarah Kuplic, Amanda Verash, Courtney Verash, and Kyle Verash.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Christopher Sargent.

Graveside services will be Thursday, September 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. Central time at the Elmwood Cemetery, 1413 169th Street, Hammond.

Calling will be Wednesday, September 16, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. A funeral service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Honor guard services will be conducted by Francis Vinyard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2749, Kendallville.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to the American Red Cross Blood Bank, 1212 East California Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46825.

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September 20th, 2009 6:22pm
Saint Hedwig, TX

We are so sorry for your loss. Tom & Muriel Dougherty Brian & Tamara Dougherty

Bob Homrich
September 19th, 2009 9:21pm
San Antonio, TX

Rest in Peace. BNI 1967

Christina (Luxemburg) Hoag
September 19th, 2009 1:02pm

I am sorry I did not get to attend your dad's funeral, and that my condolences are a little late. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I went to school with Jenny and I also remember Sherri a little bit.

Sharon and Lew Verash
September 18th, 2009 2:57pm
Marshfield, Ma

So many wonderful memories. Miss you

Mike Greenya
September 17th, 2009 12:33pm
Munster, IN

Your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. BNI '67

Diane Mapes
September 16th, 2009 10:16pm
Auburn, IN

Hi! Judy! So sorry for your loss. Call if you need anything--I don't have your phone # or address, so I'll wait for you to contact me when you're ready. Again, please accept our sympathy and prayers. Mike and Diane Mapes

September 16th, 2009 8:58pm

Our deepest for the Sargent family. The Waltenberger family

Adam and Stephanie (Ungerer) Young
September 16th, 2009 8:42pm
Millersburg, IN

We would like to express our sympathy to the family and friends. Steve and Sherri were classmates of ours at East Noble. We wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Terri Bigheart
September 16th, 2009 4:56am
Lowell, Indiana

My deepest condolences to Mark's family. Mark was a classmate of mine at Bishop Noll Class of 67. He was an outstanding person who always had a smile for everyone. Cherish the memories. You are all in my prayers.

Larry Minchuk
September 15th, 2009 9:20pm

I would like to express my condulences to the family of Mark. I had shared some classes at Bishop Noll and he was always a standup person. As a fellow Veteran I would like to extend a Final Salute to Mark. Larry Minchuk BNI Class of 67 and Viet Nam Veterans of America AZ Chapter 1011.

Ann Barr
September 15th, 2009 8:31pm
Highland, IN

My sympathy to the family and friends of Mark. He was a classmate of mine from BNI 67. May he rest in peace.

Pat Clausen
September 15th, 2009 2:09pm
Davenport, IA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Clausen Family

Chris Zak Cengel
September 15th, 2009 12:35pm
Rapid City, SD

My deepest sympathies & prayers are with you and your family during your time of great loss. Chris Zak Cengel BNI Clas of 1967

Mary ( Golonka) Ewbank
September 15th, 2009 2:41am
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

My deepest sympathy goes out to Mark's family. He will be in all of our prayers. A Classmate from the class of BNI "67" Mary Golonka

Tami(Tamburo) Harris
September 15th, 2009 2:12am

Please know that your Bishop Noll family has you and the family in our prayers.Bask in all the beautiful memories that Mark left you.