- 56 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 2, 1957
- Place of birth:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Date of passing: Apr 4, 2014
- Place of passing:
Houston, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of Mark be with us forever|
So sad to learn of Mark's passing. I know you had a wonderful life together. You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.
"We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds.The day we do not thing of you are very hard to find.Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone.And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on.our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow.what it means to lose you no one will ever know.our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill.In life we love you dearly; in death we love you still.There will always be heartache,and often a silent tear.But always a precious memory of the day when you were here.If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane,We'd walk the part to heaven and bring you home again.We hold you close whithin our hearts; and there you will remain,To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same,But as God call us one by one , the chain will link again. thank you all for making us a part of the family. Morna and family"
Mary Jane and I were deeply saddened to hear of Mark's passing. We want to express our heart felt condolences to you, Allison, Taylor, and Madison. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Jay and Mary Jane"
"David and I are thinking of you and remembering Mark. You and yours are in our prayers, sending love from Louisville, Dana"
"Dear Heeg family-
I am so thankful I was able to meet you all and be a part of this journey. I feel like the bond between us was more powerful than others and I am forever grateful. I will continue to wear his t-shirt with pride and will always have a special place in my heart for you all. Mark will be greatly missed.
your ALS team physical therapist Kayla"
"Dear Mr. Heeg, I know I didn't know you well, but when Allison and I were close as teenagers and I spent time at your house, you were always so kind. Your humor and happy attitude always provided a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere and your generosity is an inspiration. Much love to you and your beautiful family, Maria"
"Dear Heeg Family,
I told the story just a few weeks ago of the day Mark rescued me from my tree removal near-miss. I was really anxious after my chainsaw seized halfway through cutting down a dead pine tree. If he had not come over with his chainsaw I am not sure which direction it would have fallen. It was tall enough and big enough to have hit our house. And then, in true Mark spirit, he stayed for the next couple of hours helping me cut it into pieces. I told you “Thank you” then, but it is worth repeating.
We miss you all as neighbors. It was a great privilege to have you close by for those few years.
Wishing you comfort in this tough time.
In God’s strength and peace,
John & Carole Riekert"
"To Peggy and the Heeg Family,
When the light of time is on us,
We will see our moment come,
And the living soul inside will carry on. Neil Young
Mark was a friend in High School at DeSales and sounds like he
made many new friends while on this planet with a great loving family. Peace to you all and now Mark can share his smile forever."
"Dear Heeg family,
Our hearts go our to you during this difficult time. We can not begin to understand what you must be going through. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pam and Dennis"
"Dear Heeg Family,
Our hearts are heavy for all of you. How wonderful the words in this obituary are, what an inspirational man and father. He loved life and it showed. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Our daughter Kate cheered with Taylor, and joins me in sending prayers your way.
– Fondly, Wyn and Kate Bomar (SJS)"
Thank you for being my brother! I am so glad that we had the chance to say "Good-bye". I regret that we didn't stay closer but I will always keep the memories.
"To the Heeg family especially my old friend Bob. Mine and Helene's thoughts are with you at this time."
"Dear Peggy and Family,
Our prayers are with you. The strength and integrity I have always seen in you and your family, from difficult times in business to Mark's, and your family's, battle with ALS has been an inspiration to so many. I so much wanted to be with you today, believe it or not, it is jury duty and not business that did not let that happen. Please know that our thought are with you.
With deepest sympathy, The Somerhalder Family"
"I had the privilege of calling Mark my friend. A more decent, loving, kind human being I have never known. Knowing Mark made me a better person; I am forever grateful for his presence in my life. I love you dearly, my friend. You are missed more than words can say. Thank you for your goodness,warmth, wit, and friendship. Peace be with you and your beautiful family. I love you all. Susan"
"Mark, Peggy, Allison, Madison and Taylor were always shining examples of a beautiful family dynamic. The years we associated with them at all those soccer sidelines, they were all just great to be around. Mark was also the nicest man and always upbeat and willing to pitch in with all the girls, not just his own.
I am so sorry this devastating condition has taken him from his family so soon.
I also understand the relief to the family that he no longer suffers and is resting peacefully now.
He was a lovely man and we who ever knew him were fortunate that we did know him."
"Dear Peggy and family,
We are so grateful for our memories of Mark coaching countless basketball and softball practices and games where he so generously gave his time and leadership to guide our girls. He created life-long memories within the Duchesne family which we will always cherish. May knowing Mark is at peace and free from ALS give you some small comfort in the days ahead. You are in our hearts and prayers.
"Peggy, my heart is heavy for you today. Please know your friends at the Center for Women in Law are thinking of you at this time of loss. The obituary was absolutely lovely, and made me realize what a wonderful man you married. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your family."
I find it very hard to think of any words to say that might help or comfort you at this time, but I want so desperately to help you, to encourage you and and to hold out hope to you. I don't know if it helps to say that Mark is now finished with his suffering, that he has a glorified body and is at peace with our Lord in glory. I don't know if it helps you to tell you that you have been an unbelievably amazing role model to the rest of us as a woman who stood by her husband in sickness and in health, to care for and love him even in the most difficult of circumstances. I saw you struggling with his wheel chair so that he could see Taylor cheer at football games. I saw you sitting on the edges of basketball games so that you could both attend games and cheer for Taylor. And I saw you bravely hold down the fort in your home so that there would be as much order and peace as possible in the home when there was no peace for you. You are brave, you are faithful, you are a woman who has loved her husband above all circumstances and you have been a wonderful role model for all of us, especially our young girls. You are a gift to our community. I know that doesn't sound appealing at all.....I can't imagine your suffering. But please know that we will be lifting you up in prayer continually to The Lord who is our only healer, our refuge in times of trouble, our hope and our redeemer. Your precious Mark is free, with Jesus and waiting for all of you to join him. Let us know as a community and as those who love you, how we might best support and love and carry you at this time until you are with him again. We love you and we really want to be here for you and your family. In Him, Audrey"
"My sympathy to your precious family. I have fond memories of teaching with Mark in Pearland and enjoying the excitement when the girls joined your family. May your recollections give you comfort and God's peace be yours.
"Holding you in my heart...knowing that love is eternal. I am in awe of each of you and forever changed because of meeting you. Team Hope will keep fighting to make a difference because "ALS Sucks" xoxo"
Our deepest sympathy for you and the girls. I have many warm memories of fun on the sidelines during all those years watching the girls play soccer. Mark was a gem of a man.
The Masci Family"
"Dear Peggy and all of the Heeg family,
I pray that in this difficult time God's grace will envelop you and hold you and sustain you."
"May you all find strength in your faith and peace in knowing your brother is at peace. You are all in my heart and my prayers."
"Mark, sure will miss your smiling face, you were such a hero with the ALS you suffered with such courage! I will never forget the first time I met you, Mark the room mother and I was Mary Kay the room Grandmother! I felt at ease just meeting you! You are a star on the Duchesne hall of fame!"
Your strength, courage and sense of humor will be greatly missed. But your spirit will live on forever.
Becky and John"
"Dearest Heeg Family,
We love you and are praying for all of you. May the Holy Spirit pour blessings on you today and all the days of your lives. You are models of grace and courage.
In His name,
The French Family"
"My Dear Mark,
I hope you are enjoying your second morning in heaven. You are my best friend, a loving father and a great man. I couldn't have asked for a better husband or life.
We miss you so much but are happy that you are once again ALS-free.
All My Love,
All My Life,
"Unlce Mark you will be missed very much. I can still remember the times you all would come down to visit. Goin to Christmas Mass was very fun. You are a great dad an great uncle.
With love michelle"
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