Mark Christopher Fessler

Mark C. Fessler, 42, passed away April 13, 2019, in Susanville, Calif.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Ridgecrest.

Mark was born to Harold A. and Kathy (Lane) Fessler on Feb. 3, 1977, in Carson City, Nev. He was the youngest of six. He lived in Gardnerville, Nev., till 1994, when he moved to Ridgecrest and lived with his mom, Kathy. He graduated from Burroughs High School in 1995.

Mark is survived by his parents Harold and Kathy; brothers Tim (Jaime) and David (Julie); sisters Tracy (Edward), Kimberly (LJ) and Missy; uncles Don Lane and Roger Lane of Ridgecrest; and aunts Ruby and Mary of Iowa. Mark had many nieces, nephews and cousins from the Lane and Lilly families in Ridgecrest and Fesslers in Iowa.

He attended college at Cerro Coso and Chico State with his cousin Ryan Lilly. Mark later moved to Susanville, Calif., where he became a bartender extraordinaire at the Diamond Mountain Casino and Brewery.

Mark was loved by many and will be missed by all. We would like to give a special thanks to cousin Desi.

— Submitted by the loved ones of Mark Fessler

Story First Published: 2019-05-03