Mark A. Garrison, 54, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mark A. Garrison, 54, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30 A.M. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Richard Kiser officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 A.M. on Friday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Red Cross. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Mark was born on July 9, 1962, in Benton Harbor to Roger & Shirley (Davino) Garrison. He graduated with honors from Benton Harbor High School in 1980. Mark was a motorcycle mechanic, if something was broken, he could fix it. He collected military memorabilia and was an avid shooter. Mark was a member of the NRA and Watervliet Rod & Gun Club. He was a Chicago Cubs fan and lifelong Chicago Bears Fan. Mark also enjoyed watching Nascar and motocross, but whether it be riding or fixing, his number one passion in life was motorcycles.

Mark is survived by his mother, Shirley; sons, Daniel Garrison of Sodus and Shawn (Haley) Garrison of Benton Harbor; grandchildren, Noah Whitford, Dylan, Bradley, Kyndall and Liam Garrison; brothers, Roger Garrison of St. Joseph and Gary Garrison; nieces, Isabelle Garrison and Alex (Jeremy) Schaeffer; great-niece, Monroe Schaeffer; and numerous cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Roger.

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