Death of Mark Bannier

Posted by GCI Update on January 10, 2018 under Prayer & Updates | 7 Comments to Read

We were saddened to learn that Pastor Mark Bannier died on December 21.

Josie and Mark Bannier

Mark pastored GCI’s Macomb, IL, congregation. Suffering headaches following brain surgery, it was determined that he had contracted meningitis. As a result, his heart gave out.

Mark is survived by his wife, Josie, who served alongside him in ministry. Mark is also survived by a son, Lyle, two sisters, a brother and several extended family members. Pastor Bill Ritzman (Des Moines, IA) officiated at Mark’s celebration of life service.

Cards may be sent to:

Josie Bannier
2504 Amelia St
Burlington, IA 52601

  • Willard High said,

    I want to express my deepest sorrow in learning of Mark’s passing. We always found room to laugh no matter the circumstances. Josie, our prayers are with you.
    Love, Willard & Brenda High

  • Santiago Lange said,

    Dear Josie and family,

    As a „son“ of the Macomb church (my first WCG congregation), I am most saddened to hear about Mark‘s passing away. Please, do accept our sincere condolences. Although as Christians we do know that death in one sense is the beginning of real life it is always so very painful having to see our loved ones depart, even if it is only for a while. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Hugs and love,
    Santiago

  • Ray Meyer said,

    Dear Josie,

    Please accept our sincere condolences at this difficlt time. We always enjoyed bantering with Mark at conferences. May God grant you comfort and peace. With our love, Ray and Carol Meyer

  • Gordy Lindquist said,

    Our prayers are with you and your family Josie during this difficult time. We had some of the best times ever with you and Mark at conferences and when you would visit Duluth. May the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit wrap you in love and comfort you like only they can!

    Gordy & Bonnie Lindquist

  • Todd Woods said,

    Dear Josie,

    Both of you have been wonderful friends that I could lean on while working together in pastoral care. I’ll definitely miss Mark’s quick wit and also his strong support. Mom (Iretha) and I send our love and prayers.

    Todd Woods

  • Jim & Hazel Roberts said,

    Josie, Hazel & I send condolences to you and the McComb church. We served in neighboring Ohio. We trust the Good Lord to provide. Love in HIM Hazel & JR

  • Jim & Hazel Roberts said,

    Josie, Hazel and I send condolences to you, family, and the McComb church. We served in neighboring Ohio. We trust the Good Lord to provide. Love in HIM Hazel & JR