Mark Wilburn


Mark S. Wilburn, age 65, of Pemberville, OH passed away unexpectedly and peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

He was born on October 10, 1957 in Port Clinton, OH to Samuel J. and Emma M. (Rose) Wilburn. On October 19, 1979 he married Beth L. Bookenberger at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge, OH. Mark and Beth have raised 2 children and celebrated over 43 years of marriage together.

He currently worked as a Client Services Specialist the past 15 plus years with Amwins Insurance Brokers. Past careers included Toledo Molding and Die for 20 years and Rural Serv in Fremont.

Mark was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stony Ridge. He enjoyed the outdoors including camping and fishing. He was a paranormal enthusiast, and also had the hopes of one day finding Bigfoot. Other joys included: cooking for his family, making casino trips, traveling with his wife and being a huge Detroit Tiger’s fan. With so many joys in life, it was his family, especially his granddaughters and attending all their activities, which he never missed a single event, that brought him the most joy.

In addition to his wife Beth, Mark is survived by his children: Sara Wilburn (Jacob Metzger) and Adam (Amy) Wilburn, both of Pemberville; granddaughters: Karly Wasserman, Harper and Morgan Wilburn, and is expecting his fourth grandchild this July; mother, Emma Wilburn of Oak Harbor, sisters: Kathy Bohacheff of WI and Carol Everett of FL; brothers: Steve Wilburn and Randy (Wendy) Wilburn, both of Oak Harbor; mother-in-law, Phyllis Bookenberger of Walbridge and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel; Goddaughter, Elizabeth; and father-in-law, Howard Bookenberger.

Family and friends will be received 1-4 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5520 Fremont Pike, Stony Ridge, OH. Services will begin at 4 p.m. at the church with Pr. Mike Hughes, officiating.

A bereavement supper will be served in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions made to the family will be put into investment accounts for his grandchildren’s future.

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