Mark Van Atta Obituary

Mark J. Van Atta
Mark J. Van Atta
Mark J. Van Atta

February 24, 1959 - May 6, 2014
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Obituary

Mark J. Van Atta, 55, passed away suddenly in his home on May 6, 2014. He was a lifelong Des Moines resident and a graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines. Mark enjoyed music and played the piano, guitar and drums. Mark loved life and was a true kid at heart. He also greatly enjoyed motorcycles and dirt bikes. He was a kind soul with something good to say about everyone. Mark's family always came first in his life, and for the past decade he took care of his elderly mother.

Mark was a devoted son to J. Leandra Van Atta and the late James M. Van Atta; loving brother to Matthew Van Atta, Anne Westphal, Dr. Julia Hirth and brother-in-law, Dr. Victor Hirth; and a wonderful uncle to Camille Hirth, Carissa and Amanda Westphal. He was a great friend to all that knew him. He will be remembered fondly and dearly missed.

Visitation at Iles Grandview Park Chapel will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, May 16 concluding with a 5 p.m. service. Burial will be private at Glendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Defenders of Wildlife Fund.

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Visitation
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, May 16, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Service
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, May 16, 2014
5:00 PM
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Private