November 17,1949 – May 10, 2021 passed away at his home in Colorado Springs of natural causes.
Born in South Bend, Indiana to John and Joan Nusskern, he spent his youth in Sewickley PA and graduated from Quaker Valley High School class of 1968 and lived in Gunnison, Grand Junction, Denver and Colorado Springs. Mark retired after 20 years with the Colorado Department of Transportation (Denver, Pueblo and Colorado Springs) as a utility Coordinator/inspector. Mark had a passion for the mountains and the outdoors, traveling and he devoted his time to his rescue dogs. Mark served his country as a US Navy Sea Bee at Camp Endicott during Vietnam. Those who knew Mark referred to him as a Gentle Giant with a great sense of humor. He had a big heart and gave many charitable donations to Native American school, animal rescues and patriotic causes. Mark was a member of the Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Colorado Springs
He is survived by Prince and Rucker, Tamara (Paul) Larghe, Samantha, Jonathan and Sara Larghe (Texas), Susan Rankin (Grand Junction)Annie (Ron) Rucker and Mary Rankin.
He was preceded in death by his parents John , Joan and brother Kevin.
A private family memorial will celebrate Mark’s life.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Mark’s honor to his favorite charities
St Joseph’s Indian School Home | St. Joseph’s Indian School (stjo.org)
Foothills Animal Shelter Foothills Animal Shelter | Animal Shelter | Dog & Cat Shelter
Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/