Mark Garten 2

Mark Robert Garten, age 52, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at his home in Lamar, Missouri.
Mark was born December 30, 1967 in Kansas City, MO to William Milo Garten and Karen Kaye (Miller) Garten. Mark graduated from Lamar High School in the class of 1986. He worked as an electrician.
Survivors include his father, Bill Garten, Lamar, MO; his mother and step-father, Karen (James) Proctor, Congress, Arizona; three sons, Haden Garten and Brandon Garten, both of Lockwood, MO and Gatlin Garten of Clinton, MO; one daughter, Trinity Garten of Clinton; five sisters, Shelly Howard, Winfield, MO, Kelly (Mark) White, Lamar, Sherry Burkhammer, Gladstone, MO, Jeni Garten, Lamar and Danelle Seaton, Blue Springs, MO; one grandson and many nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held.
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#10 Kansas City, moDana Rakestraw 2020-10-01 22:44
I’m so sorry to learn that Mark is gone. We worked together at Pappa’s. He was super fun. We had a lot of laughs. We drove to Joplin one morning just to eat breakfast. On the way back, we turned the air conditioner up full blast and played freeze out. It was so fun and we were so cold when we got home. It breaks my heart he’s gone. I’m so sorry for your loss. In hope you find comfort in the memories.
#9 Lamar, MOKelsey Pennell 2020-06-11 05:41
Mark was not my real dad, but he helped raised me and never tried to replace my real dad. He just made sure I knew I was special because most kids only had 1 dad, and I was luck enough to have 2. I will forever miss and love him dearly. No matter what, he will always be a dad to me. Rest In Peace.
#8 Albuquerque NMJeff Selvey 2020-06-06 13:54
I have many good memories of Mark as a childhood friend. One year after a heavy snowfall in Lamar, Mark and I built an Igloo. We packed snow in a wooden box to form our blocks of snow to engineer our snow hut. Someone had taken notice and we had our picture and story in the Lamar Democrat. I remember Mark and I were pretty proud of that. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
#7 Creighton, MoLinda Helm 2020-06-04 03:48
Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He was a good man and great father. He will be remembered. It was an honor to be his friend. May God grant peace to his family.
#6 Lamar, MOKerry Lawrence 2020-06-03 15:38
I have great memories of Mark. He was not only a classmate, but we worked together at Pappa’s Pizza. I remember going over to his house to help him pick out shirts for his senior pictures. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!
#5 joplin.moTrent patterson 2020-06-02 12:28
My heart goes out to the family sorry for your loss rest in peace
#4 Lamar, MoMarilyn Couch 2020-06-02 00:40
So sorry for your loss. I remember Mark fondly as a child. May God’s peace keep you strong.
#3 Lamar, MOLonna Jackson 2020-06-01 17:47
So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you all.
#2 Lockwood, MissouriBrandy Garten 2020-06-01 14:38
Mark will always and forever have a special place in my heart. He was my first love and he gave me two beautiful, amazing children. Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to your family!
#1 Lamar, MOVicky Masterson 2020-06-01 02:35
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hadn't seen Mark in years but always remember when they were racing. He was such a fun spirit.

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