Mark P. Lobb, 55, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Mercy Iowa City. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at The River Community Church in Iowa City. Family committal services were held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Lobb Memorial Fund.
Online condolences can be sent to his family at www.gayanciha.com.
Mark Paul Lobb was born Oct. 10, 1957, in Virginia, Minn., son of Paul and Edwina (Kunnary) Lobb.
His family includes his parents; wife of 32 years, Sharon; sons, Joshua (Sarah), Lucas (Megan) and Zachary; daughter, Jennifer Ross (Nicholas “Learning”); siblings, Marlaine Matthiesen (John) of Indiana, Timothy Lobb of New Jersey and Terri Zabrocki (Dean) of Minnesota; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mark was a selfless provider, always giving and never demanding. He led a life of intentional servitude, modeled after Jesus, his Savior, friend and redeemer. He was earnestly devoted to becoming more like Jesus, even when it pushed him out of his comfort zone. He was a pillar for his family.
He was a man’s man. He almost single-handedly built his family’s first home, taught his sons how to hunt, rebuilt a car after it was totaled, convinced his family to camp in the boundary waters two years in a row, piloted small planes, slalom water skied like a boss, and rode his Harley. He was a dad and husband who could accomplish almost anything, but always deferred recognition or praise. He was quick to tell everyone how blessed and lucky he was. Always humble, always lovin