Mark E. Talkington, 59
Jan. 27, 1959 -- Dec. 31, 2018

Mark E. Talkington, 59 Mark E. Talkington, 59, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.

He was born Jan. 27, 1959, to Donald and Verla (nee Weeks) Talkington in Alton, Illinois. On Oct. 27, 1990, he was united in marriage to Ramana Hughes in Indiana. He worked for UIC Inc. in Joliet, Illinois, for several years. In 1994, they moved to West Bend where he worked for Pope Scientific in Saukville as a chemist for almost 25 years. Mark was a lifetime member of the West Bend Judo Club where he earned a 7th degree blackbelt in both judo and jiujitsu. He was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan. Mark loved woodworking and playing the piano, but his second love was riding his 1985 Harley-Davidson. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandson. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Those Mark leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 28 years, Ramana Talkington; his mother, Verla Talkington; two children, James (Teresa) Talkington of Sheboygan and Kathryn Talkington of West Bend; his grandson, Logan Talkington; a sister, Patricia (Roy) Carlsgaard; a brother, Sean (Wendi) Talkington; a brother-inlaw, Richard Hughes; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Talkington, and his brother, Michael Allen Talkington.

A funeral service in remembrance of Mark will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service.

The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Mark’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at