Mark R. Firmand, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 11:14 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born May 7, 1954 in Peoria, IL to Alfred and Angie (Jones) Firmand. He married Kathy Needham on January 3, 1981 in Peoria, IL who survives.
Also surviving are his parents of Peoria Heights, 2 sons, Alex and Nick Firmand, 2 brothers, Mike (Nita) Firmand of Aurora, IL and Matt (Ali) Firmand of Urbana, IL; 2 sisters, Donita (Dave) Fox of Bourbonnais, IL and Dianna (Helmut) Schuenemann of Boulder Junction, WI; 10 nieces and nephews, and 4 great nieces and nephews.
Mark worked as an Imaging Specialist with Multi-Ad Services for 32 years before retiring in 2013. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He was an accomplished artist who loved gardening, landscaping, and music.
Cremation will be accorded. Visitation will be Friday November 1, at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton funeral chapel from 4-8pm. Celebration of life will be Saturday November 2, at St. Thomas Church in Peoria Heights, IL at 10am. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude.