Our Brother, Mark Raymond Grischkowsky, 50, went home to our Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 10, 2017. He was born in American Falls Idaho on March 24, 1967 to Emil and Dorothea Bernadean (Slaven) Grischkowsky. At a young age Mark started special education at the Child Development Center and later attended Lincoln Elementary in Pocatello. He also attended special education classes at William Thomas Middle School in American Falls.
An avid athlete, Mark was active in Special Olympics and in the Summer of 1983, was chosen to represent Idaho in the Summer World Games in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over the years he won many Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in track and field, and swimming. He could hardly contain his excitement standing at the medals podium, gleefully shouting, I did it! Mark loved to bowl and as our Mother used to say, he is his own best cheerleader!
Mark worked at New Day Products in Pocatello and in 2013 he retired from his job to spend time with his Mom. After our Mother's passing Mark remained a resident at Edgewood Spring Creek Assisted Living.
Mark will be especially remembered for his gentle heart, pure spirit and unconditional love.
Mark is survived by his three Brothers, Terry (Josie), Brian (Wanda), Chuck (Patrizia), Sister, Lisa (Gordon). He was preceded in death by his parent's.
Our family would like to express our gratitude to Encompass Hospice and the staff at Spring Creek for their compassionate care of our Brother Mark.
Services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church 656 Tyhee Ave, in American Falls.