Mark Edward Lete, 60, of Westville, died March 4, 2021 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was born March 19, 1960 in Danville, the son of Edward Lete and Peggy Ryan Lete.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Westville and a graduate of St. Mary's school where he was a very challenging student for Sister Margaret Mary! He was a graduate of Westville High School, class of 1978. His working career began as a teen detasseling corn, frying chicken at KFC, and washing dishes at The Barn Restaurant. After graduation he worked at various area factories. In the mid 80's he and a friend started Better Built Buildings. Mark would later become the sole owner of the business.
On April 6, 1982 Mark married his first wife Reba Koss. He became an instant dad to her younger son Billy Hillard. Two more children were born to this union, Eli James, and Goldie Mae. Mark later married Anna Liza Mangaong in Quezon City, Philippines on March 6, 2017.
Some of Mark's hobbies included mushroom hunting, fishing, traveling, and cooking. He enjoyed gambling and playing blackjack in Las Vegas. His homemade chicken and noodles were the highlight of any holiday meal, not to mention his apple pie. Mark was a "Dead Head". He and his best friend, Rick Johnson, have traveled across the US following The Grateful Dead and other offshoot bands.
Mark was a devoted son. He was a generous and supportive husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was always willing to help anyone in need. His final act of kindness and generosity was organ donation thru The Gift of Hope.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, children, Billy Hillard, Eli Lete, Goldie Lete, grandsons Dauson Lete and Ben Miller, his sister Cathy Lete, brother Jerry Lete, and his father-in-law Aurelio Mangaong, and his extended family, and his beloved dog Coco Bean.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and several close friends. "So many roads I know, so many roads to ease my soul".
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at The Riggle Center 400 Lyons Road, Westville, IL. Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to: Vermillion County Animal Shelter. Rortvedt Funeral Services & Crematory in Tilton is assisting the family. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.
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Vermilion County Animal Shelter
14775 Catlin Tilton Rd, Danville IL 61834