Mark Erik Kimes

Born: Mon., Dec. 26, 1960
Died: Fri., May 18, 2012

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Mark Erik Kimes
South Bend, IN
Mark Erik Kimes, 51, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012 at the home of his sister surrounded by his family. Mark was born on December 26, 1960 in VanNuys, CA and has lived most of his life in South Bend. He was a 1979 graduate of Riley High School where he participated in football. He loved to bowl and enjoyed all kinds of sports.
Mark is survived by his mother, Patricia M. (Scybert) Kimes of Mishawaka; sister, Mindy (James) Whitesel of Mishawaka; niece and nephews, Stephanie Kimes, Christopher (Angela) Kimes, and James (Nicole) Kimes; 2 great nieces, Kayla and McKenzie; 4 great nephews, Cameron, Gavin, James, and Jaxson; and his best friend from childhood, Michael Keszei. Mark was preceded in death by his father, Neil F. Kimes.
There will be no services or visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family. Contributions in memory of Mark E. Kimes may be donated to River Bend Cancer Services, 919 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46617.   Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Cindy Coffman Good
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Dear Pat and Mindy,

Mom, Debbie and I are so sorry to hear of Marks passing. We all have fond memories of Mark hanging out at our house and getting into mischief with Bobby! Our deepest condolences to you and your family.. now and in the days ahead.

Cindy Coffman- Good

Dean and Becky Cooper
   Posted Tue May 22, 2012
Dear Cindy, Jimmy & family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing over of your Brother Mark. You all are in our thoughts & prayers, may Our Creator hold you all in his arms & give you strength & guidance through this hard time.
Peace, love, blessings,
Becky & Dean

larry crone
   Posted Tue May 22, 2012
the 1 st Gentle Giant i know. but you have to remember i met him in grade school and i was the smallest kid in school. He use to take me to his house to eat cereal after football pratices. sorry for the loss and he will be forever remember.

Amy Ewing
   Posted Wed May 23, 2012
RIP Mark, from fellow Riley 1979 alumni, rest in peace my friend!!!

Bitsey Horton
   Posted Fri May 25, 2012
RIP Mark, from your Riley High 1979 classmate.

Gary Ullery
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
Dear Pat, and Mindy
I am sorry for your loss
Thinking of Mark brings back nothing but good memories and good times
I wish the best for you and your families
Best regards, Gary

Lori Carlson Ray
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy!

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