Mark Holmes


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Posted Online: June 30, 2014, 5:48 pm
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Mark Alan Holmes, 52, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. A luncheon will follow at Windmill Family Restaurant, 1190 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline. Memorials in Mark`s name may be made to Father Ted`s Kids in Kenya Ltd., 1200 Gleneagles Court, Lake Geneva, Wis. 53147. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, is assisting the family.
Mark graduated from Moline High School and the University of Northern Iowa.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Jack Holmes, and by his stepfather, Donald Thompson. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Thompson, Sebring, Fla.; his brothers, Michael Holmes (Debbe), Champaign, Ill., Michael Thompson, Moline, Joel Thompson (Brenda), Rock Island; and a sister, Donella Thompson Anderson (Jerome), Macomb. He also leaves behind four nieces and five nephews as well as an uncle, Ken Moran (Mary), Elgin. He will be missed by his many friends.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

















 




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