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Mark F. Hellenga

February 17, 1947 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 71)
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Mark F. Hellenga, 71, of New Carlisle, Indiana, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018 in his home.  Mark was born on February 17, 1947 in Niles, Michigan, to Leo E. and Emma Leah (Goodenough) Hellenga.  He was a retired truck driver.  Mark is survived by his daughter, Kellie Hellenga of Lawton, Michigan; his son, Trent (Lisa) Hellenga of Lawton, Michigan; four grandchildren, Kyle Sharp, Alyssa (Kevin) Merica, Kaleb Wild, and Joshua Wild; two great-grandchildren, Roman and Jameson Merica; his sister, Virginia (Earl) Nutz of Greenville, South Carolina; his brother, Kenneth (Debbie) Hellenga of LaPorte, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.  Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Emma Leah Hellenga; and his daughter, Kim Wild. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018,  in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks, Michigan.  Mark graduated from Three Oaks High School. He was a 1976 graduate of Western Michigan University and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Mark was a member of the Three Oaks Spokes Bicycle Club.  He enjoyed watching auto racing. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  To send online condolences, please visit





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