Mark E. Essling was a local businessman who passed away in 2014. A lifelong resident of La Porte, Mark was the president of Essling Funeral Home, a business his parents founded in 1958. Mark loved his children, his community and his church. He had a gift of compassion which was a great comfort to the families who were mourning a loss. Mark was a very kind and generous person, serving on several boards and supporting numerous charities. If Mark saw a need, he was there to help.
Mark’s children, Stephanie and Michael, are honoring their father’s memory by starting the Mark E. Essling Community Fund. This fund will annually benefit a project or persons in our community, keeping Mark’s philanthropic spirit alive.