Mark Charles Yeend passed away in Walla Walla, WA at St. Mary's Hospital on Sunday, July 22, 2012.
He was born on September 19, 1961 in Spokane, WA to the loving arms of Darrell and Arliss Yeend. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1980. He worked as a farmer on the Yeend farms for 19 years. Mark also worked as a reserve for the Walla Walla Country Sheriff’s Department for about 4 years.
Mark loved anything to do with the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting with his good friend Brett Weaver. Mark also enjoyed riding dirt bikes and going skiing up in the mountains with his oldest daughter, Amanda. He liked teaching his youngest daughter, Kacci, new things especially when it came to her new Mustang. He liked to go fishing with his father-in-law, Larry Schilling and brother-in-law, Brian Schilling as well as his daughters.
His recent prized possession was his new Harley Davidson Motorcycle and going for rides with his wife, Karla, as well as his good friends Rich and Val Cole. His favorite vacation spot has always been to the Oregon Coast with his wife and two children and even when he was younger with his mom and dad, Darrell and Arliss.
Mark is survived by his wife, Karla and two daughters, Amanda and Kacci; his mom and dad, Darrell and Arliss Yeend; and his biological mother, Bernice Rinell; sisters, Theresa Baker, Debbie Wenger & Dee Dee Peterson; brother, Brian Kolski and several nieces & nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Addie Cain, Charles & Dora Yeend; his biological father, Jack Rinell; brother, Rick Dykes; sister-in-law, Lori Schilling; father-in-law, Lawrence Schilling & a brother-in-law, Brian Schilling.
A memorial service will be held Saturday July 28, 2012, at 11a.m. at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla. There will be a potluck celebration of Mark's life immediately following the service at The Eagles Club, 350 S 2nd Ave, Walla Walla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Charles Yeend Memorial Fund through the funeral home.