February 2, 1967 ~ October 11, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Springfield, IL

Mark Eric Jockwig, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, October 11, 2021 at his home in Springfield, Illinois.

Born February 2, 1967 in Asheville, NC, to Klaus and Virginia “Jean” (Kuniskis) Jockwig, Mark grew up in Fairview, NC with his sister, Christina Jockwig (Atlanta, GA)

Mark attended A.C. Reynolds High School and graduated from Christ School in Arden, NC, where he played soccer and basketball. He attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Most recently, he was enrolled in LLCC Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program.

Mark met Heidi Bourscheidt in 2003 and they had a beautiful daughter together, Alexandra Jockwig (17) of Dunlap, IL, which brought him to Illinois.

His career included working at Country Clubs in NC and VA. He worked in Hospitality at the Grove Park Inn & The Biltmore Estate and an Operations Consultant in Atlanta, Georgia. While in Illinois, was a banquet manager with Abraham Lincoln Hotel. Mark enjoyed cooking, reading and was passionate about sports.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden, NC with Father Adrian Porras celebrating.

Should you wish to honor Mark’s memory, you may donate to Sarge’s Animal Rescue – sarges.org/donate/

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

Services

Memorial Service: November 6, 2021 11:00 am

St Barnabas Catholic Church
109 Crescent Hill Drive
Arden, NC 28704

828-252-3535

Room: Sanctuary

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  1. Dear Klaus and Jean,

    We just saw the sad news about Mark in the Asheville online newspaper. We are so very sorry, our hearts hurt very much for you. We want you to know we are thinking of you, and Kristina and your granddaughter.

    This past September we made the big move back to Rochester to be closer to our children and extended family. It was sad to leave North Carolina, but we felt we should take advantage of the upsurge in home values, and everything happened very quickly. We are on the waiting list to move to a patio home neighborhood in Fairport affiliated with the Baptist Home. In the meantime have rented an apartment in Fairport which is just minutes from both kids.

    We would have liked to have sent a card to you and tried to find your address, but even Ria does not have it. It is good that Groce has the email feature. We are sorry it has been so long since we were together, but we did enjoy the times we spent with you.

    Again, we were so shocked and saddened to learn about the loss of your dear son, Hopefully many wonderful memories will somehow help.

    Much love, Bob and Carol

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