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Mark A. Pownall Jr
January 11, 1925 - November 30, 2018
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Mark A. Pownall Jr., age 93, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018. Mark was born in Toledo on January 11, 1925, the son of the late Mark Sr. and Dot Pownall. After graduating from Scott High School in 1943, Mark entered the Army Air Corp, became a skilled bomber pilot, and achieved the rank …
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Amanda left a message on February 28, 2019:
Poppy, you are frequently in my thoughts and I treasure all my great memories with you. There was always something so exciting about going to visit you and Lulu in Toledo! I can't see model railroads or pass by the Landmark in Marquette without thinking of you. I know you would fall in love with your new great granddaughter Fiona, and I'm beyond grateful Josh and I were able to see you once more before you returned to our Creator. Love always, Amanda
Jean left a message on December 8, 2018:
To the Pownall Family: Sorry to hear of your loss, May the God of all comfort give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 and John 5:28,29 Where Jesus gives us a wonderful hope that is soon to be realized. That is the hope of the resurrection. What a blessing for your family and mine. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful hope please go to jw.org and download a free copy of the book” What Can The Bible Teach Us? And read chapter 7” ThereWill Be A Resurrection. It is our hope that this information will help you and your family now and in the future.
Jean left a message on December 8, 2018:
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RD left a message on December 6, 2018:
I’m sending my sincere condolences to the Pownall family and friends. This is one of life’s greatest challenges that we have to face. Jesus said, did, and promised something that gives us comfort and hope. In the Bible at John 11:11-14, Jesus likened death to sleep. This comfort us in two ways: 1) we are assured by those words that our loved ones are not suffering or in pain. 2) If a person is just sleeping, he will wake up! Notice what Jesus does next at John 11:43-44, this is amazing! Jesus promised us something similar at John 5:28-29, what a beautiful hope we have! If you would like to know more details about this, please download a free copy of the brochure Good News from God @ Jw.org and read lesson 6 along with the Bible.
Jesup W. Scott High School Alumni association left a message on December 6, 2018:
Our thoughts are with you during your time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for you loss.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kim McBroom left a message on December 3, 2018:
Dear Martha, Laura and Kip, I’m so very sad to hear of Mark’s passing. I’m so glad that I was able to speak with him recently. Growing up with you all on Wellesley Drive was so very special. My mom and dad and I have you in our hearts and prayers. I picture him just as he is in this photo. Kim Wendt McBroom
Paul Hotmer left a message on December 3, 2018:
Dear Martha, I was saddened to hear of Mark's passing. You have my sympathy. I will truly miss him, especially at the OI Golden Emblem luncheons. I first met Mark in the early 1980's where he was assisting my department with a facilities design and construction project. It was evident that he was very professional, detailed and thorough in his work. It has been a [pleasure to work and know him since. Sincerely, Paul Hotmer
Jo Champion left a message on December 2, 2018:
Dear Martha: We were both shocked and saddened to learn of Mark's demise. We had no idea he was so ill. You have our most heartfelt sympathy--our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Ferd and Jo Markley
Asa Naigus left a message on December 2, 2018:
Poppy, the trips to the landmark and watching the fourth of july fireworks with you were amazing. You were such an amazing person and always able to make me smile. The trip I took with my grandma and grandpa down to toledo a few years ago to see you was very fun. It was hilarious when you were partners with the banana holder for our game of sequence, due to us having an odd number of players. You’ll always be very missed.
Sandra Barkholt Weber left a message on December 2, 2018:
Martha, Laura, Kip, my deepest sympathy for you on the loss of Mark. I have many fond memories of babysitting at your home on Wellesley Drive. What a wonderful family ! My prayers and thoughts are with all of you . Sandra Barkholt Weber
Becky Odegarden left a message on December 1, 2018:
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Becky Odegarden left a message on December 1, 2018:
There are too many amazing memories to share. Going to visit Poppy and Lulu (for those of you who don’t know, that is the nickname is grandkids gave Mark and Martha!) every summer growing up was the highlight of our year! Poppy had the most amazing train set outside and various train models and displays in the house. We made him turn it on as soon as we arrived, which he jokingly despised because he was forced to pull the weeds out in the way of the train track. Every time we went out to eat he knew every waitresses’ name and they always knew his order. “Piping hot!” he would always say in regards to how he liked his coffee and soup. In the evening it was an extra dry rob roy (so far none of us have inherited his taste in adult beverages!!). Poppy was known for falling asleep in his armchair after this which my mother Laura has inherited (ha). And oh how he loved Lulu. He adored her and all her clumsiness and silly personality! We always got a kick out of how much they picked on each other. They never failed to make us laugh as a couple. Poppy and Lulu would always tell us the secret to a good marriage is a sense of humor. I’ll never forget those words. It is so true. Poppy was so proud of us grandkids. He would come to watch me dance every year. I’ll never forget my senior year of high school when I made the lead role in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet. He supported my dancing for 22 years. My mom later told me that when he watched me dance he would have tears down his cheek. Every time I hear classical music, I always think of him and my dancing. It is clear that Poppy enjoyed life and his routine. Poppy was always just content sitting around family and observing the love around him. He wouldn’t always say much but he’d sit there and smile, sometimes even closing his eyes to absorb the moment. Poppy has taught us a lesson; to live in the moment. You never know when it will be your last. I will miss him so much but his spirit lives on. I can feel him surrounding us right now and I know he is in the best of hands in heaven. I can’t seem to get his smile out of my head, but I know that we all gained another guardian angel. We miss you Poppy. Rest In Peace. Becky Odegarden
Michael Schmitz left a message on December 1, 2018:
Martha and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I remember when he would come to the shows at Start back in the 80s. He was always a gruff cantankerous guy on the outside, but we knew he really was a great guy. Even seeing him again at the Start High School Hall of Fame events, ha never changed. May you and your family find peace.
Lois Aey left a message on December 1, 2018:
so very sorry to learn of his passing. Always so kind and polite when we would see him at our functions. Always took the time....
Orly Lauber Phillips left a message on December 1, 2018:
My heart goes out to you, Mrs. Pownall. May you always find comfort in your happy memories, and I hope he visits you often in your dreams. God bless, and all my love, Orly Lauber Phillips
Alex Salfai left a message on December 1, 2018:
Poppy (as us grandchildren called him), was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. We couldn't wait for our yearly summer trip down to Toledo to visit him and Lulu (Martha) and for whenever they would come up to visit us in Marquette, MI. He had a model train set in his backyard that had remote trains run on it and it was the coolest thing to us. He loved entertaining us, whether it was running his train set, his goofy Donald Duck impersonation, bringing us to the Toledo Mud Hen games, or the endless amount of great stories he had. Even when he would just be sitting there watching a game or reading the newspaper, it was nice having his company. More than anything else, he loved just having his family around him. Rest in peace, Poppy. We miss you.
Laurie Shamas left a message on December 1, 2018:
Laura, Kip and Martha Extending my condolences on the passing of your father and husband. His was a life well lived. This brings back fond memories of long ago on Wellesley Drive. Laurie Beard Shamas
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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