In loving memory of

Mark Ray Sukkel
May 21, 1964 - April 23, 2021

Mark Ray Sukkel, age 56 died at home on Friday, April 23, 2021 of complications from recent surgery. Mark was born May 21, 1964, in Grinnell, Iowa and was a lifelong resident of the Reasnor/Monroe area. Mark was a 1983 graduate of PCM and spent his early years farming with his father near Reasnor. He held a commercial driver's license and drove for several area businesses.
Mark was a kind and gentle person who enjoyed life, family members and many friends. The simple pleasures in life brought him satisfaction and joy. He always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. He loved spending time with family and friends and was always there to help and brighten the lives of others. Mark will be remembered lovingly and will be forever missed.
He is survived by his life partner, Connie Clark of Monroe and his sister, Marlys DeVries of Pleasant Hill, and nieces Valerie DeVries, Waukee, Veronica (Jeff) Wares, Runnells, and nephew Vance DeVries, Altoona and great nephews Jacob and Jordan Wares and Blake DeVries. Mark will also be greatly missed by Connie's two sons Todd and Wade (Tonya) Farver and grandchildren Evelyn and Nick Farver. Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Neola Sukkel.
The family will host a visitation on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Contributions in memory of Mark may be made to Mark Sukkel Memorial and sent to the family % of Connie Clark. Please make checks payable to Connie Clark. Condolences may be left at


Jo van Baale wrote on Apr 30, 2021:

"Such a shock to hear of Mark's passing. Many years ago we were close friends and took many spontaneous road trips with other close friends. Great memories and condolences to his family. Jo van Baale "

LuAnne and Don Steenhoek wrote on Apr 28, 2021:

"Don & I and Mark go back a long way-back when Reasnor was still areally good little town,back when people still cared about their neighbors and more importantly knew who their neighbors were. Before Mark and Connie it was Mark and Mark(Van}. Wow, how we laughed when they were together! When Connie and Mark found each other it was good,they were good for each other and so happy. We had alot of good times with them too. Mark will be missed by many. He always knew you and never was too busy to stop and chat a bit. Mark always had a smile and we can all see him rolling those eyes when he did'nt approve of something or "when things seem a Little Shady". Rest in peace our friend, Don and LuAnne. "

Linda Subda wrote on Apr 27, 2021:

"So sorry to hear of your loss. I was a neighbor to Mark growing up in Reasnor. We would meet at the bottom of our hills and play in the creek. We'd also be asked to walk the 1/2 mile to get a cup of sugar or egg if our moms needed it. He will be missed. Linda Sjaardema Subda"

Danny and Mary Mattix wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"I am so glad I got to work with Mark. He was a great guy. I loved his humor and his laugh. He was so ornery. Mark would give you the shirt off his back. He was always so eager to help anyone. So Mark, one last time " whose your Daddy". Rest in Peace. Cheers buddy until we meet again. "

Tim & Robin Forst wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Oh Mark how you will be missed. You were a great friend to Tim & I. Your willingness to alway lend a helping hand when Tim needed help will never be forgotten. I will miss your smiling face in the afternoons. Thoughts and prayers to Connie and Mark?s Family. We are so sorry for your loss. ? Friends Always Tim & Robin Forst. "

Jane Northcutt Bravick wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"Marlys, Connie and Family: I am sad to learn of Mark's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Jane (Northcutt) Bravick Silver City, New Mexico"

Sue Shetler wrote on Apr 26, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs."