Mark Allen Anderson, Mr. Zuchinni, passed away on June 11th, 2018 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by loved ones.
Mark was born in Anderson, Indiana on March 14th, 1954. He graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1972, and served honorably in the U.S Army, 82nd Airborne Division, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Mark moved to Bloomington and discovered a whole new family of friends. He became part of the Bloomington music scene with his bands the Zuchinni Brothers and Suzette and the ForeSkins. Mark opened Zuchinni Prints in September of 1986. He was an advocate for local business and played city league volleyball on Team Zuchinni. Mark was a true renaissance man and he had the artistic license to prove it. He loved to talk politics whether you wanted to listen or not. He was passionate about freedom of speech and regularly wrote to the Bloomington Herald Times. He even wrote a play and became a “censored” playwright. Mark could fix anything in your home, make amazing guacamole, and loved blues jam at the Players Pub. He loved to make people laugh and he was always there for friends and family.
Mark is preceded in death by his father, Paul Garnett Anderson. Mark is survived by his daughters, Maggie Anderson and Kate Lyons, Kate’s husband, Shane; the children’s mother, Patricia Anderson; Mark’s loving partner and best friend, Mary Beth Price, Mary’s children, Laura Price, Zach Price and Zach’s wife, Sara; Mark’s mother, Doris Ann Anderson; and his siblings, Paula Wolsiefer, Sally Dallas, and Joe Anderson.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Mark at 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Lion’s Den Shelter located in Upper Cascades Park. Please join us as we laugh, argue, pull each others’ fingers, and have a good time together, just as Mark would want. Everyone is welcome.
Memorial donations in honor of Mark may be directed to Bloomington Animal Care and Control, 3410 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, Indiana 47401. Please contact BACC at (812) 349-3492 with any questions regarding donations.