Mark Grassman

Born: Mon., Feb. 21, 1983
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019


Visitation

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 02, 2019
Location: Fickes Funeral Home


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One week after celebrating his 36th birthday with family, our beloved son Mark was taken away too soon from his earthly home.  We were so blessed to have him in our lives.  There is great comfort in knowing he was a Christian, now has his wings and is with the Lord in Heaven.  Mark died unexpectedly at Ohio Health in Mansfield on 2-26-2019 due to a massive heart attack.

Born on February 21, 1983 to Jeff and Kathy (Somerlade) Grassman, Mark would become the boy whose infectious smile drew people to him, and grew in to the man friends of all ages treasured.  Mark would drop what he was doing to help anyone, always with a joyful attitude.

Mark graduated from Hillsdale High School in 2001, and from The Ohio State University ATI Campus in Wooster, with an associate’s degree in turf management.  He worked at Ashland Country Club Golf Course after college, later earning his insurance license, working for Hall-Kadey Insurance Agency.  The last 12 years Mark was employed with UPS in Mansfield, and was a driver in the Ashland area.

Sports brought joy from childhood through high school and his interests continued to grow in recent years as he developed a passion for hunting, especially with friend Craig, fishing with girlfriend Chelsea, and spending time outdoors.  He loved spending time with grandparents.  Friends enjoyed laughter-filled moments with “Grass” who cultivated long friendships with compassion and genuine interest in others.

In October 2018, Mark was proud to have been inducted in to the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame with his “basketball brothers” of the 2001 Hillsdale High School basketball team.  His teammates will forever remember Mark as the 3-point-shooter who saved a perfect season, always bringing his best with a great smile, a carefree attitude and an infectious laugh.

Mark found great pride and joy in his little niece Raya, made evident in his gift of diamond earrings on her 1st birthday.  He loved sparking her sassy spirit and then sending her home with his brother, Joel and sister-in-law, Amber.

Mark grew up in the church, and continued to attend Sunday services at Wooster Grace.

He is survived by his parents, Jeff and Kathy Somerlade Grassman of Jeromesville, his brother Joel (Amber) Grassman of Dalton, his princess niece, Raya Grassman, his girlfriend, Chelsea Stuhldreher and her son, Drew, his maternal grandmother, Virginia Somerlade of Jeromesville, his paternal grandparents, Delroy and Linda Grassman of Wooster, and numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Carl Somerlade.

Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday March 2, 2019 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville.  Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com

Mark, your family loves you dearly and will greatly miss you.

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Kerry sister of Kelly Moore sister in law of Corey Moore
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your cherished Mark. God Speed Mark and comfort and healing to your family left to remember and honor your life.

Sue & Paul Swartz
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. The memories you have with him, will be your treasures.

Dan and Angie Wirth
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Love and prayers to the entire family!
Dan and Angie Wirth

Beth and John Wentworth
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Jeff and Kathy. Praying God's peace strength and comfort for you and your family.

Colleen Hobson-Free
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Jeff, Kathy & Joel: we are so very saddened & sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I remember him playing little league & watching him playing basketball. It’s so very sad to lose someone so young. May God be with you through your love & grieving.

Jim & Colleen (Hobson) Free

Norma Lewis Allen
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Kathy and family I am truly so sorry for your loss. Your son was a very handsome and loved man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
So so sorry to hear this . I remember him as a young boy at the ball field watching his dad play ball. My thoughts and prayers are with you all durning this time and after .

Kurt and Rebecca Karper family
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Deepest sympathy.

David & Rhonda Miller
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Our heart aches for your family and those whose lives he touched. I will always remember his kindness to Bryant growing up. He was always willing to include him in his and Chad's adventures. Always smiling and kind hearted. He will be missed by so many.

Nancy and Ron Boyd
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Our prayers are with the entire family.
Sending our love Nancy and Ron Boyd

Sarah McVicker
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Joel and Family,
We’re so sorry for your loss. May peace and comfort surround you during this difficult time. Please know that you’re in our thoughts.

Love,
Sarah and Todd McVicker

Amanda Mosher
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.

Debbie Barr
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Grassman you will be so very missed. You were always a great friend and put a smile on everyone's face. You will forever be in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Jim and Beth Somerlade Pyanowski
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Sending our condolences from all of your family in Kentucky. So sorry Kathy and Jeff.

Cheryl Weirich
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. Wonderful comfort for his family to have watched him live out his faith in his Savior. He was a very special young man, and he leaves a sweet legacy for all who knew him. Once again. we extend our deepest sympathy. Rex and Cheryl Paullin Weirich

Pam Horrie and family.
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
My name is Pam Horrie, mother of Jesse Dunlap and Chris Horrie . I just want to say what a wonderful son you raised . When my son Chris got married in Virginia , Mark and Graig were right on it! Up all night cooking for the wedding reception . Let me say what a joyous meal it was.The next day of the wedding those boys are right back at it, cleaning everything up. The fact that they hauled everything from Ohio is true friendship,and just to make another friend so happy. Many times after that I had the pleasure of knowing your son even more. It was a honor to have him in my family's life and we will always be blessed for that.

april cunningham
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Sorry for everyones loss. I remember how nice he was in middle school before I moved to Va. He will be missed.

Elaine Matz
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Kathy, I am so sorry about your son, Mark . My prayers go out to you and your family.

Fred and Rita Chenevey
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Sorry to hear about Mark but GLAD to hear he was SAVED!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lalle and Jack Laughlin
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Jeff, Kathy and family,
This breaks our heart. Mark was a wonderful kid and a good friend to Ryan. He will surely be missed by anyone who knew him. May God comfort you in your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all. Lalle and Jack Laughlin

Mike and Liz Leasure
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Dear Jeff,Kathy,and Joel
So sorry of the passing of your beloved son and brother. Prayers for your family during this tragic and unexpected time. We hope your are able to find some comfort in knowing Mark is with our almighty God. Hugs

Linda (Hoover) Smith
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Kathy, Jeff & Joel,

I am so sorry for your loss! I will pray for you all!

Kelly Gray
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Kathy and Jeff.

Tiffany Perry (Daup)
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Grassman family:
I'm so sorry about the loss of Mark. He was a very special man who had a big heart! Prayers will continue to go up for your family to heal.

Brenda Winters
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Oh Kathy, I am so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Brenda Winters

Susan Peoples
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Kathy & Jeff, Words fail me as I just learned of the loss of your beloved son Mark. I am so sorry. My heart breaks with you. May our loving Lord surround you with His comfort & peace. Love & prayers, Susan Peoples

Mike, Sheri and Cameron Howard
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Joel Grassman and family. Our heart breaks for you and your entire family. Please know our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you during the nightmare. We cannot imagine the sadness your family is suffering hold close in your heart all the fun times and his amazing smile and know he is now each and everyone of your family members Guardian Angel. Love and Prayers from Mike, Sheri and Cameron Howard

Cassandra Williams
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Great person. I enjoyed our conversations. I worked with Mark at UPS. Sending prayers to his family and friends. Mark you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Kristi and Ivan Grassman
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Jeff and Kathy, Joel and Amber, we were so sad to hear this news and we are sorry Ivan and I could not travel with Michael to be there for the calling and services. Know we are praying for you all. May God bring comfort in such a difficult time.

Ken Hunt
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
To all of the Grassman family, I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you can find peace during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Jennifer Taylor
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
So sorry for your loss. May the memories bring you peace and comfort and knowing you have many who are praying for your family in this difficult time. My prayers are among them.

Kathy Robison
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. Kathy and Victor Robison

Pam Burson
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the Grassman family during this difficult time following the loss of your son/brother/grandson. He delivered UPS to my work and was always a happy guy with a smile and a kind word. My husband and I deeply feel your loss as parents, as we lost our 22-yr-old son just 6 months ago. We know as Christians that the Lord will be lifting you up and comforting you as He has done for us. Please lean on Him and allow Him to fill you with wonderful memories and love. Prayers for you all.

Darcy Kaufman - Buxton
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of his family. God Bless.

Veronica Bunt
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019

WARM SMILE was sent by Mr .

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Mr & Mrs. David Bunt


Lee & Jodi Hower
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Grassman Family,

The Lord knows your heart is aching. May he hold you close to his heart and comfort you tenderly.

Our deepest sympathies

Tonya Anna
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
On behalf of the Anna family we would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Grassman family. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Diana Johnson
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Fred Johnson.

In Sympathy, Erie Insurance Canton Branch Sales Team


Bob & Lisa Keiffer
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Jeff & Kathy, we were saddened by the news of Mark’s passing...so sudden. Praying for your comfort and strength through your grieving. We love you guys!

Tracy Hall
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Prayers to the Family. I have a lot of great memories with Mark.

Deb Meyer
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Dear Kathy, Jeff & Joel,
So very sorry for your loss. May memories bring you comfort & time heal your pain. Keeping you in my prayers & close to my heart.
Deb Meyer

Kathy Echelberger
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Jeff, Kathy ,Joel and Chelsea. I am so so sorry for your pain and loss. I can’t inmagine what you are going threw. My prayers are with you all now and praying that God ease your pain. Mark sure sounded like a wonderful young man. I remember him as a real young boy playing with all the kids as his dad played ball. Loving thoughts be with you all. God bless🙏🏻🙏🏻

Deb and Ron Tallmadge
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Kathy, Jeff and Joel,
Mark was a kind and thoughtful young man who always had a smile on his face and said hello. Our deepest condolences for your loss.

Tom and Rhonda Forbes and family
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Dear Jeff, Kathy and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mark’s sudden passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers for God’s comfort and love.
Tom, Rhonda Forbes and family

John and Carolyn Cicillian
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Sending prayers for all the family hoping they will help to comfort you through this most difficult time.

Matthew Jordan
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy. Always happy and quick to laugh along with you. He was a spark of joy in this world that will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Bobbi Jones
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
I enjoyed being Mark's teacher. Judging from Facebook comments he touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Thinking of you today. Praying for strength and comfort. Sending lots of hugs.

David Echelberger
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Mark was a good man with a kind soul. He will be greatly missed by many.

Mike Miller
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Cathy and family. Sorry about your loss. I found out Friday at the hospital.

Carol Kelly
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
My deepest sympathy.

George and Cindy Swain
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
Dear Jeff and Kathy, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. Our son, Joel, also sends his condolences. George and Cindy Swain

Pam Patterson
   Posted Sat March 02, 2019
I am so very sorry in the passing of your son, Mark. Praying for all of you.

Derek Smith
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Thinking and praying for you and your family , sorry to hear about the loss of your son .

pauline swaisgood
   Posted Sun March 03, 2019
Jeff and Kathy,

We are sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you,
We love you guys,

Vonn Miller
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Kathy and Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss of Mark. He was a true inspiration to all he knew, even the one he didn't know. He may have only been 36 but, he sure lived 80 years in that 36. Full of life, laughter and shenanigans, his friends and family will certainly miss. Remember FAMILY was the most important to him, as an adult not only were you his Mom and Dad you were also, his best friend!!!!!
Love you, Vonn

Rebecca S Morehouse
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
Mark was such a special part of my daughters and my life, always happy when he stopped by, that loving wave as we passed on the road. I will forever miss him.

Becky Zemrock
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Im so so sorry Jeff and Kathy.
My heart is broken and im sad for you and your family.

Russ and Cindy Cutlip
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Jeff and Kathy, We are praying for you both and your families. Our hearts break for your huge loss. May His love comfort your hearts, and His peace surround you.

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