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Mark Actis Sr.

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:17 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:50 p.m. CDT

SPRING VALLEY — Mark S. Actis Sr., 58, of Spring Valley died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Mark was born March 29, 1955, in Spring Valley to Raymond and Delores (Baracani) Actis. He married Denise Hozel June 19, 1976, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Ladd.

Mark retired from UPS in Peru in 2007, after 32 years. He was currently serving as Third Ward Alderman for the city of Spring Valley. He was a member of the Spring Valley Walleye Club.

Mark was an avid fisherman, and he loved nothing more than spending time on the river. He also built and repaired custom fishing rods. Along with his friend, Cliff Banks, he was raising quail on a farm in Putnam County in an effort to re-establish a local quail population.

Mark is survived by his wife Denise, of Spring Valley; his son, Mark (Kristy) Actis of Earlville; his daughter, Crystal (John) Bogatitus of Dalzell; five grandchildren, Carter, Avery, Payton, Johnna and Jack; two brothers, Raymond (Dee) Actis and Mike “Max” (Jackie) Actis, both of Spring Valley; nieces and nephews; his special friend and caregiver, Ann Abraham; and his dog, Ruby.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the funeral home, as well as from 10:30 a.m. until time of services on Thursday, March 20.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the family for a memorial to be established in Mark’s honor.

A guestbook can be viewed and memories shared at www.bartofh.com.

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