Mark Allen Gillette
Mark Allen Gillette

VAN WERT, Ohio — Mark Allen Gillette, 47, of Van Wert, died at 10:56 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.

He was born Feb. 4, 1967, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Franklin LeRoy Gillette, who died May 31, 2005, and Delores A. (Debacher) Gillette, who survives in Van Wert.

His wife, Samantha (Carpenter), also survives. They were married April 29, 2014.

Other survivors include his children: Brayden Michael Gillette and Destiney Dawn Gillette, both of Van Wert, Jasmine Ann Paul of Rockford, Megan Ann (Mike) Keipper of Van Wert and Kristie Allen Gillette and Kyllee N. Gillette, both of Celina; a stepson: Christopher David Carpenter of Van Wert; brothers: Marky Gillette of Van Wert, Frank Gilette, Jr., Bob Gillette, Gary Gilette, David (Pam) Gilette, and Tom (Trisha) Gillette, all of Ottawa, and Mark Gillette; sisters: Michelle Lee Foster of Van Wert, Connie (Steve) Parr of Hopewell, Ohio, and Barb Hazelton of Ottawa, and three grandchildren: J.J. Rupert, Dominic Fredrick and Zavin Keipper.

He was preceded in death by a son: Cody Michael Gillette.

He was employed at Lakeview Farms and a graduate of Van Wert High School.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. The Rev. Lance Hostetler of Grace Bible Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 - 9 p.m.

Preferred memorial is for the family.

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