Mark James Last
May 6, 1957 - May 28, 2019

Mark James Last

Mark James Last
May 6, 1957 - May 28, 2019

Mark James Last

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mark James Last, 62, of Fruitland, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2019, the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospital or to the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, PO Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244.

Mark was born on May 6, 1957, in Muscatine, the son of Willard F. and Helen E. Jochman Last. He was a graduate of Muscatine High School, class of 1975, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 1980. He married Linda Reeves on November 7, 1986, in Muscatine, and they were married for 13 years.

He had been a foreman for Grain Processing Corporation for 30 years retiring in 2012.

Mark spent many years coaching baseball and soccer. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. He loved to listen to and watch the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers on the radio and television. He loved spending time with his six grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include two sons, Samuel J. Last and wife, Angelica, of El Paso, Texas, and Sean M. Last of Donnellson; one step-daughter, Stephanie L. Phillips and husband, Matt, of Letts; six grandchildren, Andrew, Genevieve, Daryl, Charlie, Madison, and Griffin; and one brother, Michael Last and wife, Kathy, of West Liberty.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Matthew J. Last.


Roger n Marilyn Todd on Jun 1, 2019

Our heartfelt to Mark’s family. He was a great guy and will be missed. Always had a smile on his face whenever we seen him . Roger & Marilyn Todd

Bryan Fessler on May 30, 2019

Thinking of Mark's family. He was one of the "good" guys.

Tom and Bridget Gray on May 29, 2019

We are holding you all in our prayers. Although we have not been close to Mark in recent years he was a big part of our life. Loving memories of childhood and beyond will fill our thoughts of him. What an awesome gift to be able to see Mark (for Tom) and say good-bye. May he rest in peace and may your hearts be filled with peace knowing he is not suffering anymore. Grieve the loss and rejoice in the memories. Tom and Bridget Gray

Charie and Janet (Nau) Drumm on May 29, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Mark's family. May God be with you and your family during this time.

Cheri Minlschmidt Duffey on May 29, 2019

My condolences to Mark's family and friends. Although our visits were short when he would come to Wisconsin, I will miss his stories and laughter. Rest in peace Mark.

Paul and Heidi Anderson on May 28, 2019

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m sure Mark is so proud of all of you for taking such great care of him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed. God bless all of you.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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