January 23, 1950 ~ May 6, 2021

Born in: Anderson, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Mark D. Ake Sr., age 71, of Anderson, passed away on May 5, 2021 unexpectedly at his home. He was born on January 23, 1950 to the late Edwin M. and Phyllis (Hart) Ake.

Mark served in the National Guard after college for seven years. He spent 31 years working for AT&T. He was a dedicated member of Main St. Church of God in Anderson. He was an extremely hard-working man who would do anything for his friends and family. He was the kindest, gentlest man you could know. He was an avid toy collector and a huge military history buff. He loved to watch Dr. Who, Nascar, and the Cubs. He was a wonderful dad, grandpa, husband, brother, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mark is survived by his children Mark D. Ake Jr. (Lindsey Perdue) and Ellen J. Ake; grandchildren Michael Ake (Megan Morris), Pierce Ake, and Montana Ake; sisters Cherylle Porter and Kim Weightman; sisters-in-law Eileen Schornhorst (Eric) and Jane Antonetti (Jeff); brother-in-law Ward Townsend (Jody); and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Kathy Townsend Ake, his parents listed above, and brothers Danny Ake and Jeffery Ake.

A visitation will be held on May 11, 2021 from 1-2pm with a funeral service beginning at 2pm at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Don Billey will be officiating.


Visitation: May 11, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016

Funeral Service: May 11, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. To Mark’s family,
    Sorry I cannot be there to comfort you in this time of need, but know that I am praying for each of during this sudden loss of such a great man. I knew Mark from attending Main Street Church of God and he was always a joy to be around. Godspeed Mark

  3. Mark was a friend of many years. We grew up with the rest of our Fletcher St friends. We played ball in the alleys, on the fields, and on the courts. Mark & Jeff were childhood friends for many years. They were great guys & I’ll miss both of them. Prayers to Mark’s family. 🙏

  4. Mark was a childhood friends from the 4th grade. We had so many good times. Playing ball in the alley, on the court, in the field. Mark was one of the good ones. Both Mark & Jeff will be sorely missed. Prayers to Mark’s family. 🙏

  5. My deepest sympathy to Mark’s family!
    Mark was a good man who loved the Lord, his family and his country! I worked with Mark at Indiana Bell years ago. R.I.P. my friend!

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