November 30, 1954 - February 3, 2021
Mark R. Birsen, 66, passed away peacefully at his home, February 3, 2021. Mark fought a hard battle with cancer. Mark grew up his whole life in the Toledo area. As a kid, he started his journey as a neighborhood paper boy in the Trilby neighborhood. From there, he was a “soda jerk” at the local drug store. Graduating from Whitmer High School in 1972, he entered Tech School in Columbus for three years for electronics, which landed him a job at Simplex from 1975 to 1980, where he went to work for the Toledo Hospital as a maintenance tech and became the senior tech for all the fire suppression systems within all the ProMedica campuses. Mark was also a licensed electrician for the State of Ohio until retiring after 37 years. Mark loved rehabbing properties along with his husband, Lonnie Homan, within the Vistula Neighborhood, where they purchased eight properties to which they were rehabbing. Mark is survived by his husband, Lonnie, whom he married on November 30, 2015, but were together for 28 years. He is also survived by two brothers, Tom Birsen of Toledo, and Mike (Kim) Birsen of Charlotte, Michigan and two sisters, Cathy Birsen of Toledo and Sue Birsen of St. Joseph, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond L. and Rosemary A. Birsen of Toledo. Special thanks to Jamie, Konnie, Geri and all the help from the Hospice Center Visitation will be at Ansberg-West Funeral Home on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, where services will be held Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 10:00am. COVID-19 guidelines regarding wearing of masks and social distancing will be enforced. A Celebration of Life will be held on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio in memory of Mark Birsen.
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