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My brother was an amazing person. I grew up wanting to be exactly like him. I would sneak into his room to play with his transformers when he was gone. That never ended well for me. I usually received a Charlie Horse or two. He also took up for me though when I couldn’t take up for myself. I watched him become a great father to his children, giving them as much love as they could possibly stand. We may have had our differences, and both of us were stubborn as could be but he was my brother, and the person I idolized for the longest time. I will miss him more than any words can say, and he will always be in my heart. I just wish we had more time to talk. I wish my daughters would have had more time with they’re Uncle Mark. I know you are in a better place now but that doesn’t keep my heart from breaking every time I hear your name or every time a song comes on the radio. I love you and miss you with everything in me. Thank you for being my brother.
Dorothy, I’m grieving with you, for the loss of your Precious son. You talked about your family often, when we worked together. Your Love and Pride for your children was always obvious. May God extend to you and all that loved Mark, His Love and Comfort. Sincerely, Sherry Degryse.
For those of you who didn’t really know Mark, he truly was someone special. Although he had been seriously ill for years before the accident, he never complained, never felt sorry for himself, and never gave up. He just kept going. Never wavering. Never wanting anyone to do anything that he couldn’t do himself. Stubborn, yet determined.
He dearly loved, and was dearly loved by, his wife, his daughters, his Mom, his family, and his friends. That love is what will get them through the days and weeks ahead. Because love doesn’t die with those we love. You get to keep it (and them) in your heart.
We will all miss his funny, sometimes sarcastic, wit, his genuine interest in the world around him, and those in-depth conversations (sometimes debates) about current events, politics, history, music, etc. You name it, he could and would talk to you about it. He had his opinions, and yet, he also valued yours enough to listen.
Because he loved adventure & travel, there was so much that Mark wanted to see and do…I like to think that’s where he is right now. Seeing all that he missed out on.
With my deepest sympathy,
Mark Edward Shiery, 48, passed away on September 29th, 2022. He was born on October 24th, 1973, to Fred Shiery and Dorothy Erichsen in Omaha, Nebraska. Mark graduated from Southridge High School in Huntingburg, Indiana, and worked as a movie theater manager for several years. He also graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.
Mark was first and foremost a family man, and the biggest loves of his life were his wife, Shannon, and daughters, Taiya and Allyson. Any interest his daughters had was his interest as well; they were the best of friends. He loved deeply and would do anything for those he held close to his heart. He was truly the best dad and a dearly beloved son, husband, and brother.
He was an avid fan of watching movies and one of the biggest followers of the original Transformers. Watching football was also one of his favorite pastimes, and Tom Brady was his favorite player. Additionally, Mark was a music-lover and enjoyed listening to all genres, but he especially loved Matchbox Twenty. He greatly enjoyed attending concerts with his wife and children, as well as traveling, camping, and spending time in nature. He was also talented in playing pool and singing karaoke.
Mark had constant liveliness and a sense of humor to match—he was a joy to be around. He loved intellectual conversations and debating, and he valued creating a sense of community and connections with others. He had a special friendship with all he came across and was simply so genuine and full of love and friendship. He was sincerely the most kindhearted, enjoyable man to be around. He will be missed more than words can say, but the memories he made with his loved ones will live on forever.
Mark is survived by his wife, Shannon Shiery, and children, Taiya Renae Shiery and Allyson Elizabeth Shiery; parents Fred Shiery and Dorothy Erichsen; siblings Eileen Shiery and Derek Erichsen; mother-and-father-in-law Jo Watts and Todd Satterthwaite; father-in-law Chuck Watts, and bonus mother-in-law Linda Watts; nieces and nephews Tyler, Michela, and Noah VanderZwaag, Emberlee and Rylan Erichsen; sisters-in-law Jennifer and Dennis York and family, Sarah Watts and family, Lori and Matt Schultz and family; brother-in-law Travis and Rebecca Satterthwaite; longtime friends Jim Rogers, Tammie Jordan, Michael and Susan Leasure and family, Aaron and Shantel Simpson and family, and Angela and Chad Keeven and family, as well as numerous extended family and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his uncle, Chuck Shiery.
Visitation will be from 1pm until the time of service at 2pm on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Sunset Funeral Home. All are welcome.
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