Mark A. French, age 58 of Lancaster, WI, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born March 8, 1961 in Anaheim, CA, the son of Robert and Donna (Senstad) French. Mark married Lorrie Kniseley in Belton-Temple, TX, on July 18, 1987. On April 1, 1990, they moved to Lancaster – a place Mark has called home ever since. He was a salesman at Skyline for thirty years, and recently at Forest River for seven years. Mark was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and garden; he was a master of taking care of his yard. His passion was building and flying RC planes, and he belonged to many RC clubs in the area. In his free time, Mark liked to take drives around the county in his sportscar, and he loved to spend time with family and friends.
Mark is survived by his wife, Lorrie; two sons: Matt and Ben French; his mother, Donna French; siblings: Mike (Tammy) French and Lisa (Doug) Gaeddert; and many nieces and nephews.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Robert; brother, Daniel; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Myrtle Senstad; and his paternal grandparents, Armand and Francis French.
A Funeral Rite Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster with Pastor Mark Hoehne and Father William Vernon co-officiating. Family and Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at St. Clement Catholic Church, where a 3:45 p.m. prayer service will be held. Visitation will also be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services at the church. A celebration of Mark’s life will follow on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Doolittle’s in Lancaster. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Mark A. French Memorial Fund has been established to support nonprofit and various endeavors that improve the health of the community, our businesses and our people. Contributions to the Mark A. French Memorial Fund may be sent to P.O. Box 30, Lancaster, WI, 53813. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is entrusted with his services.