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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Thursday September 9th, 2021
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Mark "Smiley" E. Gentges

Mark “Smiley” E. Gentges, age 51 of Loose Creek, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Mark was born February 6, 1970, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Philip Gentges and Mary Ann (Plassmeyer) Gentges who survives of Loose Creek.

Mark attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School and was a 1988 graduate of Fatima High School.

On October 28, 2000, he was united in marriage to Joyce Reinkemeyer at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She survives at their home.

Mark was employed at Von Hoffman Press in Jefferson City for 25 years until they closed. He was currently employed as a Production Manager at Morris Packaging in Jefferson City.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek and Loose Creek Community Center.

Mark was very skillful with metal working, designing, and fabricating. He enjoyed maintaining the Loose Creek Community Ball Fields and being active in his community in a “behind the scenes” role. Mark played cards, corn hole, golfing, coaching and watching his son’s baseball games and riding dirt bikes with his boys and nephews. Mark was a hard worker that could do anything that he put his mind to. He enjoyed grilling, smoking meat, mowing, and working on the family farm. Mark was a man of few words, his actions spoke volumes for his character. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends. He was “Mr. Perfect”.

In addition to his mother and spouse of 20 years, Mark is survived by: two sons, Dalton and Blake Gentges both of the home; two brothers, Paul (Cheryl) Gentges, Eric (Barbara) Gentges both of Loose Creek; father and mother-in-law, Stanley and Mary Lea Reinkemeyer of Taos; sister and brother-laws, Dale and Suzanne Thoenen of Loose Creek and Jim and Marcia Hale of Westphalia; nieces and nephews, Sam and Ben Gentges, Abby and Isaac Gentges, Grace and Natalie Thoenen, and Allie, Jenna, Olivia, and Joe Hale; along with many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek with Fr. Anthony Rinaldo as the Celebrant. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dalton and Blake Gentges Education Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)

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Sending our deepest sympathy. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Scott and Betsy Grogan

Betsy Grogan Sep 12 2021 12:12 AM

My deepest sympathy for loss. God bless each one of you!

Rhonda Richter Sep 11 2021 4:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark "Smiley" Gentges

Rhonda Richter Sep 11 2021 4:07 PM

Sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Michelle Neuner Sep 9 2021 1:06 PM

My condolences to you and your family Joyce. Sending virtual hugs and kisses.

Janice Brown-Currithers Sep 9 2021 7:43 AM

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave & Linda Troesser Sep 8 2021 1:33 PM

So very sorry for your family's loss. Mark was truly one of the good ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amy Bailey Sep 8 2021 12:05 PM

Prayers for the family of Mark.

Todd Uffmann Sep 8 2021 9:06 AM

Joyce i have no words. I am so sorry for this tragic loss. Prayers and hugs. 🙏✝️

Denise Shaldone Sep 8 2021 6:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mark "Smiley" Gentges

Denise Shaldone Sep 8 2021 6:11 AM

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