Mark Alan Grinstead

Funeral services for Mark Alan Grinstead, 68, Lawrence, KS will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a visitation starting at 4:00 pm. Burial will take place 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS. Mark passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.

Mark was born on November 5, 1953, in Lawrence, KS, to Hugh and Dorothy (Hammer) Grinstead.

Mark married Margaret “Midge” Howey on November 28, 1986, in Harveyville, KS and she survives at the home.

Other survivors include his wife, Midge, children, David (Danielle) Remboldt, Christine Hyatt, Kari Holt, two sisters, Debbie (Daryl) Beene, Peggy Gravette, and 12 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings.

Mark served in the U.S. Army 25th infantry for seven years. 

Mark was a Fire Fighter and Fire Inspector for the City of Lawrence for 26 years.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the United States by mail to The Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DC  20037 or the McSwain Foundation, 871 E 1450 Rd., Lawrence, Ks 66046  Memorial donations may also be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

26 Condolences

  1. Daryl Beene on September 21, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Will miss you Mark.



  2. Joseph Thibodeau on September 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    I worked a number of years with Mark. Also enjoyed a few pheasant hunting trips. What a shock and what a loss. Sincere sympathies to the family.



  3. Shanti on September 21, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Praying for peace for Midge and the family.



  4. Tina Todd on September 21, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Midge, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest condolences to you.



  5. Devon and Paula Kissinger on September 21, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Midge, We are so sad for your loss. He will be missed by all whose life he touched.



  6. Debbie Miller on September 21, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    So very deeply sorry, Midge and family.



  7. Cydney Upton on September 21, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    So terribly sorry for your loss, Midge.



  8. Corey R. on September 22, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Dear Midge, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you warm hugs from Ohio.



  9. Debbie Grasser Filkins on September 22, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Midge and family, My sincere sorrow and condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. Mark was truly a very special one of a kind man.



  10. Gina McBee on September 22, 2022 at 10:31 am

    My sincerest condolences . May he rest in peace



  11. Laurie Culling on September 22, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Dear Midge, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. Sending you love and comfort.



  12. Kevin Matthews on September 22, 2022 at 10:56 am

    My deepest of condolences and prayers of comfort for you Midge. I’m so sorry to hear about this. With all of our love.



  13. Diana Arensberg Leming on September 22, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Went to school with Mark fun andalways nice guy!Gone too soon



  14. Sabina L. Brackett on September 23, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Dear Midge, there are not enough words to express our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family for your loss! Sending to you our love, thoughts and prayers!!

    SEK Humane Society Board of Director’s,
    Director and Staff



  15. Judy Carman on September 23, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Midge, My heart aches for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear, dear Mark. I am sending prayers of peace and comfort to you. With love, Judy



  16. Katie F. on September 23, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Midge. Sending you so much love from Maryland.



  17. Ellen Querner on September 24, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Midge, I am so sadden by your loss. May you stay strong through this terrible time of your life, knowing so many people are thinking of you and want to help when needed.



  18. Ramona Kemberling on September 24, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Midge and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Thinking of you all sending healing thoughts your way.



  19. Susa Schneweis on September 25, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Christine: I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. I know you had a special bond with him as most girls do with their Dad’s. Haven’t seen you in years but I never forget, “my girls.”

    May your Dad rest in peace.

    Susan Schneweis



  20. Terry Manies on September 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing…



  21. Paula Low on September 26, 2022 at 9:51 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Many hugs,

    From Paula Low, Connie West and the rest of the St. Louis Family



  22. Ginger Barr on September 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Midge, I can only think of kind thoughts when it comes to Mark. He was a wonderful person who showed his love for you in so many ways. May fond memories help to sustain you in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.



  23. Angie Yewell on September 27, 2022 at 7:51 am

    Mark was such a good good man. I will certainly miss my friend.
    Midge, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sending you love and comfort at this difficult time.



  24. Steven L. George on September 27, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    To Marks Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences.



  25. Marcia Riley on September 28, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Dear Midge, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he was an extra-special person, and he will be missed.



  26. Kathleen Summers on September 29, 2022 at 9:33 am

    I’m sending warm wishes and my deepest sympathy to Mark’s friends and family. May his memory be a blessing.



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