Mark D. Townsend, 44, of Coloma, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at his home.

The family is planning to hold a celebration of Mark’s life which will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mark was born on April 7, 1974 in Stanton, Michigan to Vickie and Douglas Townsend. He and his wife Crystal were together twenty-four years and the couple relocated to the Coloma area with their family in 2013. He was a welder by trade and had been employed with Pratt Industries in Bridgman for the past five years. He was also a member of the Sons of the Legion Post 362.

Mark is survived by his wife Crystal; four children, Trevin Townsend of Ionia, Taylor Townsend of St. Joseph, Tyra Townsend and Cohyn Townsend, both of Coloma; his father Douglas Townsend of Ionia; his brother Troy (Loretta) Townsend of Ionia; his granddaughter Lillian Johnson; several nieces, nephews and other loved ones.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother Vickie Sage; a brother Joel Townsend; his grandmothers Shires and Celesta Ambeau, grandfathers Alfred Shires and George Townsend; several family relatives and his best friend of seventeen years “Cash”.

Posted On: Thursday, February 14, 2019 3:46 PM