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Mark E. Bellous, age 65, formerly of Republic and Mohawk, passed away Friday evening, June 21, 2019 at Metro Health-University of Michigan in Wyoming.  The son of Betty Marie (Drust) & Cecil Marshall Bellous, Jr., he was born on April 28, 1954 in Detroit. 


A veteran of the Vietnam War era, Mark enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served our Country attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and retired from AT&T after 25 years of service.  Mark lived and worked in the Upper Peninsula for many years until moving to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 2005.


Surviving are his mother, Betty Bellous of Midland; his father, Cecil Bellous of Phoenix, Arizona; two daughters, Marsha Sapino of Spokane, Washington, and Melissa Bellous of Cash, Arkansas;  a grandson, Austin Scudder;  and two brothers, Scott & Donna Bellous of Pensacola, Florida, and Brien & Virginia Bellous of Columbus, Ohio.


Visitation is from 12-1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Avenue N.E., Grand Rapids, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019.  Committal rites, with military honors rendered by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps, will follow at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Cemetery.


To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mark’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Patti Truckey on June 25, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Mark, you were always smiling and full of laughter when I saw you here in Republic and online. You loved your girls with a passion , and had a mischevious side I loved. RIP

  2. Rick Hall on June 26, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Mark was a good friend and my co-worker at AT&T in Flint back in the 1980’s. Mark is responsible for getting me to further my education thru the GI Bill, and I’m so glad he did. I lost contact with him when he moved up north, but I’ll never forget his fantastic sense of humor, his great laugh, and especially his friendship. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

  3. Gerald Heikkinen on June 26, 2019 at 9:18 am

    So sorry to hear about Mark. I also worked for AT&T and knew Mark. Had some good times with him when he worked in the UP of Michigan (Copper Country).

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