Mark F. Smith, age 56, of Antioch, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home.
He was born August 30, 1957 in Chicago to Chester and Renee (Thearin) Smith. On October 20, 1998, he married Lynn Kiesz Talaczynski at Northland Lodge in Hayward, WI.
Mark was employed as a fireman in the City of Chicago for over 15 years. He also worked from 1994 to 2003 for Scott Forge, and most recently was employed by the Antioch Public Library for over 10 years.
He enjoyed the outdoors and loved nature.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Lynn; a stepdaughter, Staci Talaczynski, a stepson, Tom Talaczynski; two step grandchildren, Jeremy and Tyler; siblings, Karen (William) Spain, Michael (Margaret) Smith, John (Debra) Smith, Scott (Karen) Smith, Jennifer (David) Crissey; many nieces and nephews and great nieces.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, Peter, on April 16, 2004.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial Mass at noon on Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Church, 114 N. Lincoln Avenue, Round Lake.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.