Mr. Mark Morarie
- August 9, 1956 - August 12, 2012
- Brooklyn, Iowa
of Mark's Passing
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“Julie and family, we are sorry for your loss. My husband and I always enjoyed visiting with Mark during sporting events that our daughters were...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Janet Rhinehart - Brooklyn, IA
“Julie and family, I am very sorry for your loss. We lost Jerry on Friday, he is pictured above Mark. I always liked Mark as did Jerry. He was a...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Traci Milbrett - neighbor
“Julie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Mark was one of a kind and will be missed dearly. We will treasure all the wonderful...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Buck & Tricia Carl - Belle Plaine, IA
“Dear Julie, We are very saddenend to hear of Marks' passing. As young children, always a favorite memory was the get-togthers that we had every...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Vicki and Lee Koenig
“Julie, so sorry to hear about Mark. Sending prayers your way !
5 of 17 | Posted by: Terri Hotchkin Wayman - friend
“I'm so sorry to hear of Marks passing. We use to bale hay with the family and I'm sure with all your boys and our 3 we got the better deal. I rode...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Linda (Greve) Klein - IA - friend
“Julie and family, Your family is our thoughts and prayers. I remember Mark from high school, especially his huge smile and fun personality. I was...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Dianne Michel - Cape Coral, FL
“Julie & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a big part of our high school lives and he will always be remembered. He was special.
8 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Falcon
“Central City Class of 74 loses a great friend , with a great smile , that made everyone around him happy. I'll miss Mark but I'll never forget all...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Kula - Prairieburg, IA
“My sincere sympathy to the Morarie family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark and I grew up in the same small town of Waubeek and were...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Deb LaBarge Martin - Marion, IA
“Julie-so sorry to hear of Marks passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
11 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Duke - acquaintance
“I remember Mark as being a real nice guy. Very even tempered. I pray for comfort and peace for his family. Im sure he was an outstanding husband and...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Rich gollobit - Boise, ID
“My condolences go out to the Morarie family. You have lost a truly great person in your life and I know he will be forever missed.
13 of 17 | Posted by: Trina Mullikin - friend
“The employees at the Belle Plaine Pharamacy send our condoleces to the family of Mark. We will miss his smiling face and we are happy we got to know...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Belle Plaine Pharmacy - IA
“My sympathy to Mark's family and friends. I will miss the opportunity to visit with Mark in the corner office when passing through Belle Plaine. We...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Calhoun
“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
16 of 17 | Posted by: Steven Joy - Newton, IA
“I am glad that I had the pleasure of knowing Mark. He was a great person, and definately gone too soon. I am thinking of the entire Morarie family...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Smith
Mark T. Morarie, 56, of Brooklyn, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Madison Church of Christ near Brooklyn with Pastor Dennis Smith officiating. The family will be present at the church beginning 12:30 p.m. until service time to greet family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Mark Morarie Memorial Fund.
The Smith Funeral Home of Grinnell is handling arrangements.
Mark was born on August 9, 1956, at Oelwein, Iowa, to Glenn and Jeannie Belden Morarie. He was raised in Central City, Iowa and graduated from Central City High School with the Class of 1974. Following high school he enrolled at Iowa State University and received a B.S. degree in botany and agronomy. After his education he worked in the seed corn production business in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota.
On November 12, 1983, he was married to Julie Rash in Steamboat Rock, Iowa. The couple were the parents of four children and they have resided in Brooklyn since 1993. He was employed for the Precision Soya Company of Belle Plaine at the time of his death.
Mark enjoyed gardening, hunting for mushrooms, deer hunting, attending auto races and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Morarie of Brooklyn; his children, Kevin Thomas Morarie of Newton, IA, Sarah Anne Morarie of Hudson, IA, Alexander Michael Morarie of Brooklyn, IA and Catherine Elizabeth Morarie of Fayette, IA; his father, Glenn Morarie of Cedar Rapids, IA; and five brothers, Arnold Morarie of Stone City, IA, Rick Morarie of Anamosa, IA, Richard Morarie of Cedar Rapids, IA, Steve Morarie of Central City, IA, and Randy Morarie of Ashville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and one brother, Michael.