Mark David Priest

July 21, 1964 - July 9, 2017

Mark David Priest


Capron, IL

Mark David Priest, 52, of Capron, passed away, Sunday, July 9, 2017 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1964 in Chicago, IL, son of Douglas W. and Lela (Limberopoulos) Priest. He graduated from Lutheran North High School in Chicago. Mark married Lisa Lippe on December 1, 1983 in Belvidere, IL. He was a farmer and an entrepreneur, owning many businesses. Mark loved fishing, was a Chicago sports fan, and liked wrestling. He was a very generous man, helping anyone he could. Most of all, Mark loved his family.

Mark is loved and missed by his wife, Lisa; mother, Lela; children, Jason Priest, Wayde (Malwina) Priest, and Paige Priest; his furry companion, Fierce; numerous sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, cousins, nieces,  nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Wayne Priest.

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A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Capron Lion’s Park, or Capron Township in Mark’s name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, July 13, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the funeral home

Friday, July 14, 2017
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008

Friday, July 14, 2017

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial in Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mark at this most difficult time. I just saw Mark and had a long conversation with him July 1st . It was a pleasure knowing him and doing business with him. We at Arnolds are very saddened by the news of his passing

Monica / Arnold License Service 2017-07-14T16:45:19

Lisa and family,

My condolences to you all, Mark always seemd to have a laugh ans smile no matter what the situation, whenever I was around him. I got lucky enough to spend a few days in the boat with him at Mitchell’s a couple years ago. Lots of laughs, BS’ing, and fish.
He will be missed by many to say the least.

Jim Haverly 2017-07-13T21:23:32

We are thinking of you and your family as you go through this sad loss.
Mike Nelson & Susi Wohlfarth Hurley

Susi Hurley 2017-07-13T16:46:40

To Lisa, and all your family and extend family. So sorry for your loss. Mark was a good man who enjoyed life to the fullest since I have know him. Always there for everyone. Had many good times with Lisa and Mark many years ago going to Chicago meeting all his friends which were so much fun. All the pig roasts to many to count which were awesome. He sure had a big heart who loved his children and loved to tell me how proud he was of all there accomplishments and watch each grow into wonderful grownups just like his mom and dad. Mark also used to say how much he loved his mom’s cooking. Could never lose any weight with all that good food. He always made me smile when he talked about his family and his crazy friends from Chicago. With our deepest sympathy we are sorry for you loss.

Matt and Lesley Wheeler 2017-07-13T01:21:17

Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. Mark was a pillar of the community and will be dearly missed by all.

Russ Johnson Family 2017-07-12T14:16:17

Mark will remain in our hearts forever. We will be praying with you.

Violetta and Stanley Zawadzki 2017-07-11T22:41:48

Lisa, your Uncle John and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Knowles 2017-07-11T15:37:35

So sorry for everyone’s loss that loved him. Sending my prayers and thoughts to all of you in this very difficult time 💔

Tina Ustich 2017-07-11T15:20:21

An honest and hard-working man with a big heart. Mark was the first to show up after we were hit by a tornado,, helping with the clean-up. A true “good neighbor” and always there when we needed him. He will be greatly
missed. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Bill and Jean Lowman 2017-07-11T12:41:38

My thoughts are with you Lisa & your family. My heart is heavy for you. Sending condolences from my family to yours. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

Julie Mathys 2017-07-11T11:52:18

I know we weren’t that close, but I appreciate our relationship just the same,

Ed 2017-07-11T10:22:08

Thoughts and prayers to all families affected by this loss, knew Mark through family and past work, he was always smiling and joking. He will definately be missed, but not forgotten. The Meyers Family.

Steve Meyers 2017-07-11T09:13:11

I met Mark when I took his daughter to the homecoming dance. When first meeting him I realized that he was a big man in stature but I quickly realized that his heart was even bigger. The way he spent time trying to get to know me made me really realize how great of a man he was. That was the last time I encounter Mr. P but I know I am a better man because him and I crossed paths.

Travis Hughes 2017-07-11T03:58:06

I went to High School with Mark. I am sorry to learn of his passing. May the Lord shine upon Mark and his family…and give you peace during this difficult time. With sympathy.

Cathlynn Nigh
Class of ’82

Cathlynn Nigh 2017-07-11T02:57:23

Thoughts and prayers are with you guys. So very sorry. Many great childhood memories of pig roasts at your farm.

John and Kristin (Bullard) Merrick and family 2017-07-11T02:45:30

My deepest condolences for your loss.
I know I lost a great friend but it feels like I lost a brother !
I know your gone Mark
You will always and forever be in my thoughts,prayers and memories.
God bless and Peace be with you my brother !
Fly high in the sky

Aris Koudakis 2017-07-11T02:44:43

Sorry to hear about your loss, Lisa

Robert Waterman 2017-07-11T02:25:36

So very sorry for your loss! He was a great guy and he will be missed immensely. Our love to all of you in this difficult time.
Beth n Troy

Beth Geishert 2017-07-11T02:03:53

So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Mark was a very great man and will be missed greatly by many.

Bobbie Berkley 2017-07-11T01:44:40

I went to grammar school with Mark. We reconnected on facebook several years ago. He was a Great Man with a fantastic personality and one of the kindest hearts.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as everyone who knew and loved him. Rest in peace Mark. You will truly be missed.

Julie Elkins Broome 2017-07-11T01:37:15

So sorry for your loss, Mr. Priest will be greatly missed, Friday’s will not be the same, prayers for your family

John M. Peterson Jr. (Pistol) 2017-07-11T01:31:20

I’m very sorry for your loss. I went to grade school with Mark. He was a great friend to everyone. My prayers go out to you and your family. R.I.P. mark.
Jackie Clarke

Jackie clarke 2017-07-11T00:29:27

My thoughts and prayers are with the Priest Family
Football was much better when Mark was around
Always Laughing

Barb Martenson 2017-07-10T22:35:17

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ryan, Sarah, Nolan & Mallory Smith 2017-07-10T22:17:55


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