Mark Paul Burgeson (72) of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 at his home. Mark is survived by his wife Diane, children: Cean (Angel Madden) Burgeson, Dana (Daniel) Jansen, siblings: Ann Cane, John (Andrea) Burgeson, Greg (Rita) Burgeson, and sister-in-law Pat. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Reidar, Ariana, Katie, Owen, and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Charles Gramlich and Dorothea Gramlich.
Born on May 18, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Millard and Dorothea Burgeson, Mark graduated from Benedictine High School and attended Western Michigan University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Business and met his wife, Diane. They were married on June 19, 1970 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2020. Retired from a job as a dispatcher for Harlan Electric in 2010, Mark enjoyed spending summers with his wife and extended family at their second home in Honor, Michigan on Little Platte Lake, nestled in the woods near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, a stone’s throw from the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Mark was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman, as well as a multiple silver and gold medalist in the Senior Olympics in the sport of pickleball. He will be dearly missed by his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as his extended family, for whom he was a source of stability and solace in both good times and bad. Mark will be remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, who was always ready to offer a joke, a drink, companionship or just some great conversation and advice to those around him, whom he dearly loved.
Funeral service 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Jansen Family Funeral Home, 4705 Pine Street, Columbiaville, Michigan, where family and friends may visit Wednesday 2:00 to 8:00 PM [ Covid-19 Restrictions & Protocols Enforced ]. Memorial contributions in memory of Mark may be made to the Rochester Public Library or Older Persons Commission - Meals on Wheels program in Rochester. Please share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com. A LiveStream of the service can be found on this obit at 11:55AM on Thursday.