Mark was the son of Pastor Paul and Edwina Lobb who has pastored Unionville Baptist Church and Prairie Flower Baptist Church in Washington. Notes and condolences can be sent to Paul and Edwina at
Mark P. Lobb, 55, of North Liberty, Iowa, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2013, at The River Community Church (3001 Muscatine Ave) in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Friday at the church. Family committal services will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Lobb Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web @www.gayandciha.com.
Mark Paul Lobb was born October 10, 1957, in Virginia, MN; son of Paul and Edwina (Kunnary) Lobb. His family includes his parents; wife of 32 years, Sharon; sons, Joshua (Sarah), Lucas (Megan) and Zachary; daughter, Jennifer Ross (Nicholas "Learning"); siblings, Marlaine Matthiesen (John) of IN, Timothy Lobb of NJ and Terri Zabrocki (Dean) of MN as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Mark was a selfless provider; always giving and never demanding. He led a life of intentional servitude, modeled after Jesus, his savior, friend and redeemer. He was earnestly devoted to becoming more like Jesus, even when it pushed him out of his comfort zone. He was a pillar for his family and church.
He was a man's man. He almost single-handedly built his family's first home, taught his sons how to hunt, rebuilt a car after it was totaled, convinced his family to camp in the Boundary Waters two years in a row, piloted small planes, slalom water skied like a boss, and rode his Harley. He was a dad and husband who could accomplish almost anything, but always deferred recognition or praise. He was quick to tell everyone how blessed and lucky he was. Always humble, always loving.