Biography: Mark Massie (1964-2016) On June 4, 2016 Mark lost his earthly battle with Pancreatic Cancer, and is now in Heaven rejoicing with his mother. He passed away at Heartland of Bucyrus and had been in failing health since February. Mark was born October 6, 1964 in Bucyrus to the late Carroll C. and Anna (Hendrickson) Massie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Brenda Massie.
Mark is survived by siblings; Curt (Jean) Massie of Sycamore; Debbie Briggs, Bucyrus; Roger Massie of Nevada; Tina (Dan) Bloomfield, Galion; Pennee (Brian) Coffman, Lykens; and Jeff Massie of Tiro; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and special baby “Doodah”
Mark started out creative designing at Ten Eyck’s Floral and Greenhouses in the 80’s. Mark went on to receive his GED which led him to pursue some college through Hobe Sound Bible College. Mark also enjoyed playing piano, graphic designing, clothing designing, sewing, knitting, enjoyed spending time and playing with his 7 great nephews. He was also called “Gruncle Mark” by his great nephews and also loved talking with his adult nieces.
Mark excelled in Creative Design and wanting to see the many genres of this gratifying industry, Mark honed his skills taking seminars, classes, symposiums, and eventually teaching many facets of floral design. He traveled to many locations without a dime just to convey the art of design. Mark studied advanced design from world renowned designer Phil Rulloda at the prestigious Southern CA School of Floral Design in Anaheim California.
Throughout Mark’s profession he had worked on numerous projects from one side of the U.S. to the United Arab Nation of Dubai. Working within so many design mediums sparked interest when he decided to enter into Men’s and Women’s Wear design. It was very satisfying for him to learn fabric manipulation.
Mark received his Master Level Design Degree in Reiki where he helped cancer patients by lowering their pain levels through medical physical processes. These processes of healing involved the healing touch of message using energy.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with burial to follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 until 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through the funeral home and expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com