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1 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Murray

“Dearest Cathy, Tom and family,I was so sorry to learn of Mark's passing. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mark, but I am certain he was one of...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Cindy Murray - Davenport, IA

“Another one of the very good guys. My most heartfelt condolences to Mark's wonderful family. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“Mark was an 8th. grader when I came to Nevln Jr. High as a Spanish teacher.Mark always had a smile and was a good student and a kind and polite young...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Mike & Betty Perry - Ankeny, IA

“Steph, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Diane Ellis - Knoxville, IA

“Sending California love and thoughts of comfort to the Mark Trusty family. Lots of good high school memories, and reconnecting via Facebook made it...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Sharon Suddeth - Los Angeles, CA

“None finer than Mark Trusty! To know him was to love him! Prayers to all family! ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: jerry heston - Ankeny, IA

“our thoughts are with the entire family.Twig was not only a high school fiend but a golf buddy for the ages, many great memories. YO ADRIAN go...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Buz Phelps - Fayetteville, AR

“Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire family. Mark was a great guy & will be missed. Some good laughs when I was around Sportsman's with my Dad,...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Bill & Sharon Albaugh - Billings, MT

“Stef,the strong bond of faith and your family will help to carry you through these difficult days. My heart hurts for you and your children. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Nancee Edwards - Westfield

“As an IDPH coworker of Stephanie, I extend my sympathies to her along with family members at this difficult time of transition. May you cherish the...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Terry Meek - Des Moines, IA

“Steph & family- I'm so sorry for your heartache & sadness at this time. Even though it's been years since we worked together Steph, I can think...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Bev Davis - Polk City, IA

“My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Trusty Family. I will continue to pray that God will touch your hearts and provide comfort during this...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Grant Slesser - Burr Ridge, IL

“Tom, Cathy, and family,I was sorry to learn of Mark illness and passing. I always enjoyed him when we were teenagers and thought he was a quality...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Steve Seehorn - Topeka, KS

“My heartfelt condolences to your family at this difficult time, may the Lord stand beside each of you for comfort and help you in your loss. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle Medici-Mahlstadt - IA

“Tom and Family we are so sorry for your loss, please know we have you all in loving prayers. Pat & Steve Yates. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Steve & Pat Yates - Fairmount, GA

“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to everyone. Brings back a memory when Mark allowed me to run with him when I was in 9th grade thru the...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Stephanie and family, so sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Wallace - Hot Springs, AR

“Hugs and prayers for Stephanie, Beth and family. Clearly, Mark was a well loved man.Lori Giltner Dix ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Stephanie- Thinking of you and so very sorry for your loss. Michele Tilotta/IDPH ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“My heartfelt sympathies to the entire Trusty family. Godspeed, Mark. Rest in peace my friend. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Lennard - Grundy Center, IA

“Twig was a good man and a good friend. I was next to him in PE class in junior high when coach Joye first called him Twiggy (after the model) That...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: ron sampson - des moines, IA


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Mark Howard Trusty stepped peacefully into eternity on Monday, September 5, 2016, with his family by his side.
Mark was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on June 29, 1953 to Thomas and Mary (McDonald) Trusty. He graduated from Ankeny High School in 1971 where he excelled in sports, participating in basketball, baseball, and track, in which he placed second in the state in the two-mile. After high school, he attended college for two years. On May 22, 1976, he married Stephanie Fish and they had three amazing children, Joshua, Amy and Amanda (Mandy).
Mark worked in the sporting goods industry for 35 years, including Van Ginkel's and Hopkins and later as a Schwan's salesman. His great loves were golf, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and watching westerns.
In recent years, his greatest joys were when spending time with family, especially his four grandchildren, and in nurturing his faith in Christ. Mark was known for his loyalty, kindness, generosity, his big heart and big smile.
In 2012, Mark received the diagnosis of alpha one antitrypsin deficiency. His faith and the support of his family were vital in the management and treatment of the litany of symptoms and procedures he courageously endured, including two liver transplants. Eventually, Mark chose to enter hospice, knowing that he would soon be able to kneel at the feet of Jesus, his Lord.
Mark is survived by his wife of forty years, Stephanie; his mother, Mary Trusty; his brother, Tom (Barb Sullivan) Trusty; his sisters Cathy King, Beth Rohwedder, and Lisa (Bruce) Kinseth; his children Joshua (Maria) Trusty, Amy (Tim) Sluiter, and Mandy Trusty; his grandchildren Nilaya and Jackson (Sluiter), Vera and Everett (Trusty); his father-in-law, Richard Fish; his brothers-in-law David (Julia) Fish and Dan (Jessica) Fish; his uncle, Bob Trusty; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas F. Trusty.
Mark's family would like to extend thanks to the health care providers at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE and Unity Point Center for Liver Disease in Des Moines, IA for their exceptional care during his illness.
Visitation for Mark will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 4:30-7pm at Prairie Ridge Church, 825 NW 36th St, Ankeny, Iowa . Services will be at Prairie Ridge Church, 825 NW 36th St, Ankeny, Iowa on Friday, Sept 9, 2016 at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.