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Mark Edward Wiess

March 17, 1952 — April 24, 2021

Mark Edward Wiess was born on March 17, 1952 at the Fort Benning Army hospital in Georgia. Mark passed away on April 24th due to complications from Covid - 19. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Rosa Farman Wiess, sons Joseph R. Wiess (Toni), Timothy Wiess (Beth), daughter Jennifer Schumacher (Jason), bonus daughters Arianna Cranmer (Mitch), Deseret Mooney, Melissa Sager (Eric) and Hannah Kirk (Robbie). Mark is also survived by his father, John Wiess, sister Tracy McClintock (Mark), brother J. Christian Wiess (Claire), and ten grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his Mother Geraldine E. Tschetter. Besides living in Georgia, Mark also lived in Great Falls MT; Spirit Lake, ID; Las Vegas, NV; Mt. Vernon VA; Pullman, WA; and Spokane. Mark’s K-12 education included time spent in Katmandu, Nepal (1964), British Guiana (1966) and Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. He completed his High School Education at Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan. Mark graduated college with a BS Degree in Education from WSU (1974). Mark worked many jobs in his lifetime. He retired from the Spokesman Review as the Transportation Supervisor (2017) after 36 years of service. Mark’s great loves were his family, travel & guns. Please visit https://www.riplingerfuneralhome.com & sign the guestbook. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 5th at Q’Emiln Park in Post Falls. We’ve reserved the Grand Pavilion so there is plenty of room. However, there is a fee to park. We’d love to hear your stories & see your photos of Mark. Services will begin at 11:00 am with food, beverages & music to follow. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to Shriner’s Hospital at: https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/spokane
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