Mark Melvin Lehto passed away in Morrison, Illinois on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 after a courageous 9 month battle with cancer. He was 66.
Mark was born November 3rd, 1955, in Manhattan, NY to Eino "Mel" and Sonja Lehto. After living in New York and New Jersey with his younger sister Lisa (Chapman), his family moved to Illinois where he graduated from Libertyville High School.
Mark had a 33 year career as a Technical Specialist with Stryker and formed many friendships that he valued greatly throughout the years.
Mark was an avid golfer and participated in golf league, was a lifelong Chicago Bears fan, enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events and grilling on his Big Green Egg; no matter the weather. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mark was a loving and loyal husband to Margie (von Loewe) for 42 years. A hardworking father to his four children, Kristin (Chris) Geerts of Bettendorf, IA, Julie Lehto (Vince Ordonez) of Chicago, IL, Timothy (Julia) Lehto of Chadwick, IL and Eric Lehto of Davenport, IA. Mark was an adoring grandfather to his five grandchildren, Jordan, Andrew and Riley Geerts, Eva Brenner and Anaya Ordonez. He was also a kind uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.
Mark was preceded in his death by his mother, Sonja Lehto.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00-4:30pm on Friday, July 22nd with a Remembrance beginning at 4:30pm at CityView Room at Trimble Pointe (Lower Level), 701 12th Street, Moline. Cremation rites have been accorded with the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Fulton, IL