Obituaries

Mark Anthony Lara

April 19, 1971 - August 23, 2021

Mark Anthony Lara, 50 of Plano passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, at Loyola University Medical Center.  Mark was born April 19, 1971, in St. Charles, IL the son of Fabian and Anna (Pineda) Lara. 

His life will be forever cherished through his loved ones.  His children Jenna (Aaron) Hogg, Mark Lara and the mother of his children Lisa Lara.  His mother Anna (Walter) Villarreal, his siblings Fabian (Shelley) Lara, Fred (Rosalinda) Lara, Cristina (Jim) Landrum and Brandon Roman.  His step siblings, Gina (Eric) Medina, Cindy (Michael) Ruiz, and Walt Villarreal Jr.; Two grandchildren Ava and Aaron James (AJ) who adored their grandfather (Welo) very much.  His grandmother, Maria G. Pineda, and his Tia Yolanda Riesterer who he saw as his second momma.  Mark is survived by many nieces and nephews, Felicia (Mike), Frankie, Johnny who is also his Godson, Fallyn, J.J., Alex (Xavier, and their children Emre and Jayce), Fabo (Lymaris) and Anisa, Vanessa, Desi, Amaya, Marcus and two great babies (niece or nephew) on the way.   He also had many, many cousins whom he loved.  Together his loving FAMILA!

He is proceeded in death by his father Fabian Lara, his uncle Oscar Roman, his Tia Gloria Roman and his good friend Lupe Vela.

Mark touched so many lives and had so much love to share.  He had an infectious smile and laugh that he shared with everyone who crossed his path and you always had a friend in him.  The imprint that he left on our lives will keep his spirt alive forever!

We wish we had more time together but we will always hold the memories we have close to our hearts.

When we think of your endless love for your family it is something we will treasure Today, Tomorrow and Forever.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 27, 2021, from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. 

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 28, 2021, at Moss Family Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Whitney Cemetery, Campton Hills, IL. 

Guest Book

  • Mike & Christine Wennerstrom To all Mark's family and friends we offer our heartfelt sympathy. May happy memories shine through as bright as Mark's smile. Peace.♡
  • Kyle Leathers & LouAnn Wilson Fabian, Fred, and all related family---We share in your sadness of Mark's passing. Working with Mark for many years allowed us to share in a small part of his life. We had many conversations on many subjects. The subject of family was always on the top. Great guy, great spirit, he will be missed. We offer our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you. Rest in peace "Marcos".
  • Rachel (Zartuche) Vice & family Mark we’ll miss your smile, your laugh, & your silly character. Our memories of you will stay close to our hearts. May you rest in peace cousin. Sending love & hugs to my family, our thoughts & prayers are with you.
  • Eva Bright Mark's smile and laugh always brightened the day at work. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He will be deeply missed.
  • Richard & Betty Pineda Our deepest condolences to the Lara Family and Anna (Pineda) Villarreal. We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord give Mark eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the pain, in sympathy ... Richard & Betty Pineda, Duncanville (Dallas) Texas
  • Monica Cannon I shared a bond with Uncle Mark as the other Godparent to my nephew Johnny. We all know that Mark loved and adored his family! His smile was infectious and the joy he shared with us all is a precious gift that will be remembered and cherished forever. Praying for the entire family as you all grieve. Rest well Uncle Mark!
  • Dan & Libby Johnson Fabian, Fred and families. Libby & I are extremely saddened to hear the news of Marks passing. Mark was a great guy who will be forever etched in good memories! He will be missed by many, a sign of a good life! Rest in peace brother.
  • Anne Escamilla Jacobo Mark! WOW! I am so sad. I can hear your laugh! I can see your smile! I see your funny dances!! You are so funny and crazy!!! Thanks for all the laughs! You are sooo loved and will be missed.
  • Melissa A Rodriguez Oh my little cousin, heaven has gained a great angel. We may not have seen each other much but when we did there was a party going on. Being around you was all about having fun and enjoying family time. Thanks for the cherished memories. Until we meet again.
  • Roberto Macias Jr To my cousin who was like a brother to me. Sometimes we got in trouble with Tia Anna but you showed me to stand up for myself no matter what. I'll always cherish the time we did spend together and you'll always be my coolest cousin I looked up to growing up. I'll miss you more than you can ever know.
  • Fallyn Lara My Uncle was someone that cared so so much for so many people. He gave the tightest hugs and was the LIFE of the party. His dance moves were like no other (lol). I will miss his smile, his laugh, his liveliness. I love you uncle.
  • Rene Pineda An honor to have been related to one of my favorite cousins. You are an example to live by. Will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in Peace primo.
  • Regeina Taylor Mark helped me make some great memories ,you will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to the family. Sunshine
  • Kat Dlugolecki (Kathryn Quantz) I'm so deeply sorry for this great loss. Mark will be missed so much. I will never forget his giggle, that was his staple! I can't be there to offer my condolences in person due to a prior commitment. Hugs to the entire family!
  • Sandra Rincones I know Mark when he was little and very nice person our condolences.Rincones family
  • Ann Conner Mark was so much fun to work with his laughter always made me smile. Prayers to the family he will always be in your heart