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Mark Allen Wilmes, longtime musician, resident, age 54 passed away from a battle of Liver Cancer September 15, 2017. Mark was born December 26, 1962 in Bloomington, MN to parents Dean R. Wilmes and Sandra E. Wilmes. Mark moved to Mankato, MN in 1963. Mark graduated from Mankato East High School 1980-81. His love of music was his passion, guitarist, singer, songwriter, old country, 50's, 60's, 70's, blues and rock n roll. Mark enjoyed spending time with family, friends, entertaining assisted living centers, going to concerts, organizing events and benefits. He had many other collective interests, laborer of masonry and construction. Mark is survived by Domestic Partner Jennifer Ayers and their daughter Adria Ayers(Bill Barsness) grandchildren Bradyn Ayers and Dawson Johannsen and son Justin Ayers(Trista Pudenz) and grandchildren Vayda, Brenyn and Tayton Ayers. Sister Dawn Wilmes, nephews Brent, Dustin, Daniel, Ryan, many uncles, aunts and cousins. Mark was preceded in death by parents Dean and Sandy Wilmes, grandparents Earl and Charlotte Vanguilder, grandparents Buster and Lila Wilmes. A Celebration of Mark's Life will be Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Mankato. His Family will greet friends on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10 a.m. Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church of Mankato. Friends and family are welcome to join us in Mark's Celebration of Life at Morson-Ario in Mankato (Riverfront Dr) for Luncheon/Potluck at 12:30 p.m.
Published on September 19, 2017
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