Mark Douglas Kniss Obituary

Date of Birth:

Friday, October 7th, 1955

Date of Death:

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Funeral Home:

Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home
1108 W. North Down River Road
P.O. Box 602
Grayling, Michigan, UNITED STATES


Mark Douglas Kniss, 58, of Maple Forest Township, passed away on December 26, 2013.

Mark was born in Traverse City, Michigan on October 7, 1955, a son of Ruth (Doyle)

and Royce Dale Kniss

He married the former Cathy Dasho on November 1, 1986 at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Grayling.

Mark was retired from Weyerhauser and worked as a school bus driver for Crawford AuSable School District. He has been the Supervisor of Maple Forest Township since 1987.

Mark is remembered as a family man that was selfless and hard working. He enjoyed camping, fishing,

and outdoor activities.

Mark is survived by his wife Cathy of 27 years.

Daughter: Nicole (Roger) Gibson, of Fife Lake, MI ;

Sons: Dale (Chelsey) Kniss, of Brethren, MI;

Jason (Kristin) Dasho, of Frederic, MI.

Grandchildren: Mark-Douglas Tyler Kniss, William Zachary Paulus, Alexis Therese Kniss, Cody Lane Russell Paulus, Kaylee Jo Kniss, Grace Hannah Marie Paulus, Jonah Benjamin Kniss, Walker LaRoi James Kniss, Emma Lucille Dasho.

Great granddaughter: Alexia Jane Kniss

Parents: Royce and Ruth Kniss of Kalkaska

Sisters: Karen (Harold) Rooksberry of Buckley

Vickie Kniss of South Boardman

Jan Stewart of Manton

Brother: David (Mary) Kniss of Rapid River

Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

with Pastor Todd Brunworth officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

Mark Kniss
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