Mark W. Voreis, 65, formerly of Culver, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 16, 2021, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
He was born in South Bend, Indiana on March 28, 1956, to Loren G. and Bonnie L. (Vanata) Voreis. He and his two sisters grew up in Culver and were very active on Lake Maxinkuckee. Mark was active in 4-H and Young Republican growing up and graduated from Culver Community High School with the class of 1974. He would then go on to attend Ball State University.
Mark worked for R R Donnelley in Warsaw for 40 years. Ending his career as a supervisor, he very much enjoyed his job and employees.
He was a witty, respectable person who made many friends throughout the years. He truly cared about people and anonymously did things for people to find joy in, but never wanting recognition. While he couldn’t serve in the military, he proudly supported our troops and his fellow veterans, always thankful for their service.
Holidays were always special to Mark, and he made sure his family was always together. He was very well known in Culver for his Christmas decorations. He was a NASCAR fan and attended numerous races.
Mark also enjoyed ancestry and with his persistent personality, he was able to do a lot of family research that spanned over 25 years. He was a knowledgeable person, but if he didn’t know the answer to something asked, he would explore the topic, so you both were informed.
He is survived by his sisters, Luann M. Brewer of Plymouth and Lorna Leamon of Plymouth; nieces, Heather Brewer of Hanna, IN, Shan Leamon of Franklin, WI and Shay Leamon of Milwaukee, WI; and aunts, Joyce (Pat) Thomas and Betty Voreis.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Uncle Roger Voreis and Aunt Shirley Thayer-Watrous.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 12-4:30 p.m. at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 4:30.
Memorial contributions can be made through Teachers Credit Union in Plymouth for the scholarship being set up through Culver Community High School to help an “average grade student” attend a trade school, a topic that was very dear to Mark’s heart.
Aimee Leed Lucas says
Dear Heather and family, I’m so sorry about this tremendous loss. Our family’s prayers for comfort and peace are with you 🙏🏽❤️
Love, The Leed Family
Elaine Smith says
Luann and Lorna,
I was saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. Mark and I became acquainted when we attended 4-H Conservation Camp and later worked on several Jr. Leader committees together.
My condolences to you and your families.
Elaine (Kreighbaum) Smith
maryjo Stapleton says
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mark’s family during this time of sorrow. I work with Mark for years at RRD and he was a kind and helpful man.
Gale Craft says
So sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy!
Jenny Bryan says
I am so sorry for your loss! I really enjoyed working with Mark after I started working in the Pubroom at RRD. He was such a funny guy and a great man! I am praying for your family at this time.
Carolyn Cook says
I’m a cousin of Mark’s. Carolyn Cook is my name. Emery Reed was my grandfather. I can’t recall ever meeting the family & regret not making it this month to the Reed Reunion. So sorry to hear of his untimely passing. God be with the family.
Randy Green says
The guys from Donnellys will miss you . sympathies to you family.
Matt Brubaker says
I’m so sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at RRD/LSC. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
MEL THOMAS says
Luann and Lorna,
I am so sorry to hear about Mark. I remember him as a very quite, kind, soft spoken, humble, and funny person growing up. He would go out of his way to make strangers feel welcome and was usually involved in most activities that took place at school. Sending lots of prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days. RIP Mark your kindness did not go unnoticed.
Barb Gouker says
LuAnne and Lorna,
So sorry for the loss of your beloved brother. Praying you find comfort in the caring words and loving actions of others and through our Father in heaven.
Debra Riddle says
Luann and Lorna,
So very sorry for the loss of Mark. He was so well liked and such a funny guy. Looking back at all the fun times at RRD working with Mark. He would say such funny things and get worked up in a heartbeat. He will be missed for sure. Prayers for all of you going through this trying time.