Mark Samudio, 49, Albert Lea

Published 9:11 am Friday, November 15, 2013

Funeral services for Mark David Samudio will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Kassera will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service chapel, Albert Lea location, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mark Samudio

Mark Samudio

Mark died suddenly on Nov. 13, 2013, at his home. He was 49 years old.

Mark was born May 29, 1964, to Anthony and Garnette (Arnhold) Samudio. He was born and raised in Albert Lea where he attended and graduated high school. After school, Mark moved up to the Twin Cities to work as a chef, but soon moved back to Albert Lea to pursue his career in cooking and music.

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His boys, music and cooking were the important things in Mark’s life. Passing down his love of music to Taylor and Stephen meant the most to him. He especially liked bringing family and friends together to share his passions. Mark was a loving, funny and caring person. He drew everyone together into his home and his performances. Even on the worst of days, Mark had a contagious smile that would turn anyone’s day around.

Mark is survived by his two sons, Taylor Samudio of River Falls, Wis., and Stephen Samudio; as well as their mother, Michelle Bartleson, of Albert Lea; his father, Anthony Samudio; siblings Tony Samudio, Mary (Matt) Samudio, Paul (Lisa) Samudio and Rob (Sherry Ketterling) Samudio; nieces and nephews Kim, Miranda, Joe (Yvette Guerra), Heather (Tyler Baas), Travis, Dustin, Dereck and Alyssa; great-nieces and nephews Michael, Corrine, Kaleb, Brandon, Makayla, Madalynn and Gianna.

Mark is preceded in death by his mother, Garnette; grandparents Dave (Marie) Steafal and Joe (Rita) Samudio; special uncle, Ray Samudio; and many other aunts and uncles.

Mark will be greatly loved and missed by his family and friends.


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