Mark Allen Schmucker “Schmuck” of Palmyra, Nebraska, age 65, passed away unexpectedly April 1, 2019 at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born April 21, 1953 to Joe and June Schmucker. Mark graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to work for BNSF Railroad where he retired from after 40 years of service. He loved to travel and loved to party with family and friends and have some cold beer and a good time. His dream was to have his own farm someday, and that was fulfilled when he bought his farm in Palmyra. He was happy there. He enjoyed gardening and canning. He also enjoyed going to the sprint car races, the World of Outlaws, tractor pulls, rodeos, many years of camping trips and auctions. He loved his cameras and photography and took lots of wedding and graduation pictures for family and friends. Mark was an avid Husker fan and watched many football games with his brother Scott. He loved spending time with his kids and playing with his grandkids.
Mark is survived by his children Stacey J. Bigelow (Shannon), Emily N. Schmucker, Joe A. Schmucker, granddaughter Alaysha L. Schmucker, grandson Bryson Joe Mach-Schmucker, half-brother Tony Irons, brother Scott D. Schmucker, many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Mark was preceded in death by his parents Joe and June Schmucker and his sister Lori Jo Schmucker.
Celebration of life took place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Eagle’s Lodge, 500 W. Industrial Lake Rd. in Lincoln, NE. Memorials to his children to help with expenses.