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Mark T. Wagstaff

Mark passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born October 1, 1960 in Royal Oak, the son of Edwin and Ella “Teddy” (Heidmann) Wagstaff. Mark had been a manager for several G.L. Perry retail stores in the area and for the last 20 years worked at Perrigo until his retirement due to medical issues last summer.

In his free time Mark enjoyed doing puzzles, being outside and photography. He was known as Papa Mark and loved spending time with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. On October 29, 2005 in Jenison, he married Sandra Parrish who survives.

Also surviving are his step-children, Amber (Jason) Breedveld of Otsego and Tom (Kim Simpson) Nichols of Plainwell; grandchildren, Bre, Collin, Maddy, Katherine, Emilie and Parker; siblings, Sharey (Harry) Biles, Joan (Jim) Oleson, Heidi (Jim Heater) Wagstaff, Lisa (Steve) Creed; sisters-in-law, Linda Wagstaff and Pam (Lance Hildebrand) Try along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ralph Wagstaff and niece, K.J. Biles.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Mark may be made to the

American Heart Association

or to the

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


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Neill Yeaman

April 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm

So sorry. This just sucks. He was a very good person and always was in good humor. He will be missed by all who knew him.


Keith Hart

April 13, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Just Texted with Mark on Friday. Worked with him for 5 years in Liquid Mix. Will greatly miss the Poop n Pants. I never met you Sandy

, but he once told even before you had your health battle. That you were better than he deserved.Thought you should know that.Going into work now with a heavy heart.


Bob Decker

April 13, 2020 at 2:02 pm

So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing.

Our condolences to his family.

We worked with Mark at Perrigo for years. He was always full of life, laughter and fun. He will be greatly missed.


Paul Earl

April 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Prayers and Blessings to the families


Lyn Dines Shumaker

April 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm

Oh my Pam I’m so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you n the family thur this difficult times. My prayers n condolences to u


Sara Krebill

April 13, 2020 at 3:31 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I first meet Mark at JL Perry’s when we were both in our early twenties. Those were the day; we spent a lot of time together I’m and out of work. He was always a good friend to me. In later years we both attended Prince of Peace church together. My deepest condolences to his family.


Sherry Hanson

April 13, 2020 at 5:14 pm

Sandy & Amber & family – my heartfelt sympathies to you all. I didn’t know Mark personally but I always heard great things about him. Prayers for you all .

Mike & Sherry Hanson


Sheri (Clay) Cooley

April 13, 2020 at 5:26 pm

So sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Brings back memories of my high school years working at G.L. Perry, then working with Lisa many years later . Lifting your family up in prayers now & in the days ahead.


Terri Parrish

April 13, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Sandy and family, I am so so sorry to hear about Mark.He was such a good guy, kind , loving,and very careing. He will be missed dearly by the family. I always loved talking to him. My heart just brakes for you. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, aunt Terri


Lisa Creed

April 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

Thanks, Sara. I never knew you worked with or knew my brother, Mark. Thanks so much for posting here.


Jim & Scarlett Bird

April 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm

O Mark way to soon to lose such a good friend.Sorry to hear this are Prayers are with you Sandy and Family


Debi Sylvester

April 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Sandy and Amber,

Words are hard to express when something like this happens so suddenly. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Ed and Debi Sylvester



April 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Sandy and family I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a sweet guy, alway polite and welcoming. Keeping you all in my Thoughts and prayer’s..


Kevin J Clark

April 13, 2020 at 8:38 pm

To the Wagstaff family: Our sincere condolences to you all. We met Mark around the time he and Sandy started seeing each other, having known Sandy for many years. We were in attendance at their wedding. I always enjoyed talking with Mark as I am an auto enthusiast and own a classic car, and I know of his love of the classics and going to the Dream Cruise. He will be sorely missed by many


Paula Butcher

April 13, 2020 at 9:01 pm

Prayers for the family, I had the pleasure of working with Mark years ago in liquid mix at Perrigo. Such a joy to be around always smiling.


Tracy Parrish

April 13, 2020 at 9:14 pm

So Sorry For Your Loss. Sending Hugs And Prayers From Our Home To Yours.

Tracy, Seth, Carson



April 14, 2020 at 2:22 am

Mrs.Heidi,The life your brother (Mark)lived speaks for him.Mark completed his assignment God gave him here on earth.Mark returned home to God and is free of all sickness.Mark left wonderful memories of himself for his entire family and friends to cherish.Mark is no longer on earth but,he will live forever in his entire family and friends memories.God said each of you will see Mark again.I know you all will miss Mark.God will give each of you comfort. Praying and thinking of you and your family.Your former Coworker ,D.M.Moses.Savannah,Georgia


Eric Porter

April 14, 2020 at 7:44 am

I worked with Mark in liquid mix years ago, he was always smiling and easy going. Just a nice guy, my heart goes out to his family may peace be with you.


Sara DeHaan

April 14, 2020 at 10:07 am

Sandy, Amber, Tommy and the rest of the family. We are heartbroken for you and in shock when we heard the news. Mark was always such a pleasure to be around. His love for your family and all of the grandkids, neices and nephews was so apparent. He was such a great man and will be greatly missed. We are praying that the lord wraps his arms around you all during this difficult time. Sending our love.


Steve & Heather Hoffman

April 14, 2020 at 3:14 pm

Praying for comfort and peace for you Sandy, Amber, Pam, and the entire family!


Leonard and Susan Barnes

April 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm

Sandy and family, we were so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He was such a nice man, and you could tell how much he loved all of you. We always enjoyed talking with him at gatherings, and will miss those times with him. We continue to pray for God’s comfort for you during this difficult time.


Rebecca Pearson

April 15, 2020 at 7:31 pm

So very sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Our prayers are with your family.


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