Mark David GRIGGS

July 7, 1957 ~ July 3, 2005

Mr. Mark David Griggs, of Farmington, passed away, July 3, 2005, at Parkland Health Center - South, Farmington, at the age of 47 years, 11 months & 26 days. Mark was born July 7, 1957, in Newton, Iowa. Mark was preceded-in-death by his father, Ronald Griggs.

Mark was: * Owner of Blake Graphic Arts & Sign-A-Rama of Farmington. Member of: * St. Francois Co. United Way; * Farmington Chamber of Commerce; * Farmington Industrial Development Assoc.; * Farmington Downtown Development Assoc.; * Farmington Kiwanis; * Farmington ELKS Lodge #1765; * Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors Include: his WIFE: Anita 'Sauer' Griggs; DAUGHTER: Amanda (Mrs. J.) Farrell & SON: Eric Griggs, all of Farmington. His MOTHER: Karen 'Mortley' Griggs, of Sheldon, IA; His GRANDMOTHER: Gladys Griggs, Santa Ana, CA; 1 SISTER: Cari (Mrs. Kelly) McPartland, Ames, IA; 1 BROTHER: Jeff (& Paula) Griggs, Milo, IA; Brothers-In-Law: Mike & Marilyn Sauer, Prior Lake, MN; Byron & Ally Sauer, Albuquerque, NM; Jeff & Mary Lynn Sauer, Wayzata, MN; Sisters-In-Law: Nadene & Greg Morning, Austin, TX; Sharon & Bill Michaelidis, Sioux Falls, SD; Pam & Grant Mears, Sioux City, IA; Also, lots of Aunts; Uncles; Nieces; Nephews & Cousins.

Visitation: Thurs, 4-9 pm. Friday visitation: 7-10:30 am. @ TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL. ELKS SERVICE: Thurs. 7 pm @ TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL.

Funeral; Fri - 11 am - July 8, 2005 @ Memorial United Methodist Church, (425 North St. - Farmington - 756.4565) Farmington, with Rev. Larry Gray officiating.

Memorials to: * St. Francois Co. United Way &/or * Memorial United Methodist Church.

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  1. Dear Anita and family, We are so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. You are in our prayers. David & Debbie Detring

  2. Anita and family, Our most sincere sympathies and wishes for your strength to survive through these deep and trying times of your personal greif. May God grant you His Peace and Grace Love you, Doug & Pam

  3. Anita and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our family knows to well how devastating a loss such as this can be and also the times ahead. Around 61/2 yrs. ago we expereinced what you are going through right now. It is tough but with your family, friends and the love of your Heavenly Father you will receive the strength to make it through another hour,day,week, month and year. We shall be keeping you in our prayers and if ever you need a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, feel free to call. Our phone line will always be open to help in whatever way we may be able to.

  4. Anita and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all that John or I can do, please don't hesitate to call. We are just around the corner and can be there in a flash. Depend on God, He will carry you through. Michelle and John

  5. Anita, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I always enjoyed the time Mark and I was able to spend together. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. You and your family are in my prayers. Keep faith in God and he will give you strength.

  6. Anita and Family, All of us at NCMS are sorry for your loss. Mark will be sadly missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Anita, You and your family are in my prayers. What an array memories come to mind when I think of working at Blake's. I'm thankful for the memories and feel blessed that I was able to be 'friends' with you both. Blessings to you!

  8. Anita – I can't begin to say how sorry we all are for you and your family. I will cherish all the memories I have of my friendship with Mark, including and especially his sarcastic sense of humor and dry wit. He's done so much for this community, and we will always be grateful and will be better human beings for having known Mark. God bless you.

  9. Anita and family, we were so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. He was such a wonderful friend to us and the community. I always enjoyed talking to him at the Wednesday Kiwanis meeting, he always had a kind word and was very encouraging. We will miss him greatly. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  10. Mark will be long remembered for what he brought to Farmington. He was a wonderful example for us to follow. Mark's light will shine in the hearts of many. May God's peace and grace be with his family and friends.

  11. Anita – My sincere sympathy and heartfelt prayers for you and your family in this time. A tremendous loss for you, your family and our community but Heaven's gain. May God's grace and peace comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I just talked to Mark for 30 minutes about 3 weeks ago. He was so excited over the Sign Dept he was developing. He has always been so helpful with our business needs. We will miss him so much. I always thought of him as my friend instead of doing business with him. If, you need anything please call. Kathy Campbell (Johnny on the Spot & Bellevue Valley Transportors) Josh Campbell (Fresh and Clean)

  13. Anita and family, please know that you have my deepest sympathies and condolences. I am honored to have called Mark my friend for 10 years and my heart is broken that he is gone. I know when we meet again, he will have a Coke and a smile for all of us, along with the best gossip and his newest edition of "The Heavenly Times". God bless you and your family. Please know that you are not alone.

  14. I wanted to tell everyone that I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy and always had a smile when I saw him. I can not imagine the pain and hurt that you are going through. At least now he's with God and the pain is gone. God Bless.

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eric if you need a golfing partner sometime just give Rob or Hailey a call..I will miss seeing your dad wave at me when I am out in the yard…Keep God in your life to help you in the days ahead. BJ & Rob

  16. To the Griggs family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Mark was like a mentor to me. He gave me my first job in the graphic design field. Now, three years later, I am still going strong, and I have Mark to thank for giving me my first opportunity. He will dearly be missed by all who knew him. I know we will see him again when we are all reunited in Heaven. May the Lord mighty God bless and keep you forever. Grant you peace, perfect peace and courage in every endeavor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. In Christ, Scott Burden

  17. Anita, Amanda, and Eric, I extend my deepest sympathy to you in this time of your loss. I had not talked to Mark for a long time, but I often thought about him. I considered him to be my best friend when you called Audubon your home. We shared a lot of great times together and I will truly miss him. I just wish I could have had the opportunity to visit with him one more time. I'll be saying a prayer for you and may the Lord help you through this very difficult time. Bruce

  18. My Dear Anita and Family, We can't begin to tell you how sorry we all are to have heard the news from Cari. We just recieved word Wed.night. We had no idea how bad things were. I would give anything to be there with you right now. You know how much we loved Mark. One minute I'm crying and the next I'm laughing at something funny he did at one time. I'll never forget that infectious smile. If you need anything at all or even to talk, please call me. You also know how special you are to us. Our prayers are with you all. Please take care of yourself, you're a very strong person. Hugs to Mandi and Eric and a big one to you. All our Love, Mary and Scott.

  19. Mark is a very special person. He will always be alive in our hearts. We send our love and prayers to the family and friends he so cherished.

  20. Anita, Amanda, J, and family, I'm so sorry to here about your loss. May God be with you to comfort and help you through this. The Eagle Lake crew have you in our prayers and thoughts.

  21. Anita and Family, I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mark's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Jim and I just heard today (July 13) about Mark. What a shock! My father, Joe Sklenar, loved Mark like a son. Jim and I both enjoyed the friendship of Mark and Anita, and remember his joy at the birth of his children. His wonderful personality and kind, loving nature was a great comfort when my father died. I am very sad to think I will not have the chance to visit with him again. We had lost track of them over the years. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Love, Jane

  23. I was just searching through the Taylor web-site and ran across this. I used to work for Taylors and also for Dan Combs I.E. Little Caesars. I saw Marks name and about fell out of my chair. I also went to school with Amanda. Your family cetainly will be added in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Love IN CHRIST Dave Smith

  24. I met Mark when I worked at the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. He was a wonderful guy and I will miss him alot. My heart goes out to Anita and their children. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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