Mark Sypherd

August 3, 2018

Services for Mark A. Sypherd, 50, Litchfield, Ill., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Litchfield. The Rev. James L. Neuman and Sean Caveny will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.

He died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at his home.


Mark Allen Sypherd was born on May 29, 1968, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Delbert Lee and Karen Marie (Schreurs) Sypherd. He graduated from Keota High School in Keota, Iowa, and attended two years of college.

Over the years, he did a lot of traveling and lived in various states, including Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota and Oklahoma. He settled in Litchfield in July 2003.

Mark was very active in his community. He was an assistant Boy Scout leader for Troup 89, coached JFL football and boys and girls soccer. He also coached Litchfield Little League baseball and participated in Litchfield Sports Boosters, where he served on both boards.

He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Parish in Litchfield. He was employed by Aumann Auction Service as an auctioneer for 14 years of his 20-year auctioneering career. He volunteered both his time and auctioneering talents with various organizations in the area.

Mark was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He raised horses, cattle and Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs. He also did horseshoeing, horse driving and went on horse riding trips.

Mark married Rose Amelia Kotalik on May 1, 2004, in Ss. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville. She survives him.

He also is survived by his 12-year-old son, AJ (Adam John) Sypherd; his 10-year-old daughter, Amanda Rose Sypherd, both of Litchfield; his parents, Delbert and Karen Sypherd of Keota, Iowa; two sisters, Julie (Ransom) Johnson of Omaha and Jennifer Swailes of Ottumwa, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Marjorie Kotalik of Madison; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Madeline Sypherd; maternal grandparents Robert and Mary Schreurs; and a father-in-law, Adolph Kotalik.

Memorials may be directed to Rose Sypherd to be later distributed to various groups.

For more information, to light a candle or sign the online guestbook, please visit www.plummerfuneralservices.com.

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