OBITUARY - MARK LYLE GARRETT
Mark Lyle GARRETT, son of Burt Ray & Mary (RAY) GARRETT, was born Nov. 2, 1911 at Arilla, IA. On April 6, 1936, Mark
married Elizabeth MICKELSON. They lived near Redfield before moving to Diagonal in 1949. Mark was a self-employed
farmer as well as working for KOLKESH’s, SCHLAPIA’s and George BAILEY Seed. At the age of 65, Mark started cutting
and selling firewood, not letting up until he was 87.
Mark lived at home until recently when he became a resident of Clearview Home in Mount Ayr and he passed away there
on July 28, 2007.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents; daughters Ruby COMER and Martha GARRETT in infancy.; 1 grandson Steve
COMER; 1 great-grandchild in infancy; 2 brothers Ray & Harmon GARRETT; 2 sisters Elsie PRICE and Alice JENKINS;
brothers-in-law Percy Jenkins & Bob Price, Walter Sable, Martin Mickelson, Paul Christian Mickelson, Newt Taylor,
Fred MICKELSON; and sisters-in-law Hollis GARRETT & Velma GARRETT, Marie SABLE & husband Amei, Elizabeth GARRETT,
Elma MICKELSON, Inor MICKELSON & wife Berniece, Esther EBRECHT, Phyllis MICKELSON, Mary MICKELSON,
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth of the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr; 3 children Art GARRETT & wife Barb, Ernie
GARRETT & wife Mary Jane, and Dorothy SMITH, all of Diagonal; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren;
brother Harold GARRETT of Redfield; sister Ruth WICKS & husband Dale of Adel, IA;
sisters-in-law Lucy GARRETT, Lillian SABLE, Annie MICKELSON, Dulcie TAYLOR, Darlene MICKELSON; brothers-in-law Bob
EBRECHT, Ivan MICKELSON, Paul MICKELSON & wife Eleanor.
Services were held on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., United Church of Diagonal, Iowa. Interment at Diagonal Cemetery.
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