Mark Linwood Banker
Mark Linwood Banker passed away on August 21 after an extended illness.
Born, August 1, 1955 to parents George and Grace Banker, he was raised in Perry and graduated in 1973. He married Elizabeth Corcoran in 1980 and in 1985 built their environmentally friendly “dream home” near Ionia. In 1999 the couple moved to their cabin on the Manistee River and began renovations.
During his career Mark worked for the Secretary of State in Lansing, the Department of Corrections in Ionia, the Goodwill Transition House in Gaylord, Munson Hospital and Northwest Michigan College in Traverse City.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth of Grayling, his brother George (Jill) of Kalkaska, his sister Cheryl (Dennis) of Grant, a nephew and several nieces.
A private memorial is planned for family and friends.
Donations may be made to the Upper Manistee River Association in his memory.