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Mark Scott Drollinger, 54, of Hoopeston, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his home.
He was born April 22, 1963, in Danville, Ill., the son of Ralph E. Drollinger and Beverly (Watson) Drollinger.
He married Susan Ward on March 17, 2017, in Hoopeston. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is survived by one son, Patrick Drollinger of Hoopeston; one stepson, Chris Land of Ridge Farm; stepmother, V. Jean Taflinger Drollinger; a sister, Nina Drollinger of Rankin; one stepsister, Debra Mae (Lupe) Rivera; a stepbrother, Phil (Dee) Hollen of Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Bonnie Watson Swan; two uncles, Danny (Gale) Watson and Howard (Carol) Drollinger; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Vickie Drollinger Beaty; brother-in-law, Roger Beaty; and grandparents.
Mark was Chief of Police for the City of Hoopeston. He was a former investigator for the Vermilion County Sherriff's Department. He also was a former Vermilion County Board member and a Hoopeston City Council member.
Mark was in the United States Air Force, a member of the United States Golf Association, Hubbard Trail County Club, American Legion, Mason Star Lodge 709 and the United Fund of Grant Township. He loved golfing at Hubbard Trail, the children's time at the library, visiting the kids at the school and getting together every Sunday with his buddies to watch the Bears' games. He loved to visit the French Quarter in New Orleans and was an avid Chicago sports fan.
Mark had an infectious laugh and a wicked sense of humor and he lived his life to the fullest.
A visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday July 11, at First Church of God, 1004 E. Orange St., Hoopeston. Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday July 12, at First Church of God with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion Post 384. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Explorer Post 511 301 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942, or the United Community Fund of Grant Township, 525 S. Market St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Mark's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Published on July 7, 2017
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