Carris Family Funeral Home
Carris Family Funeral Home

Mark Douglas Bristle was born to Robert and Kathryn (Rose) Bristle on June 20, 1954 in Perry Iowa. He passed away October 24, 2016 at the Eckstein Center, Scottsdale, AZ at the age of 62 from a glioblastoma multiforme, brain tumor.

Mark graduated from Perry High School in 1972 and from Ellsworth Community College in 1974. On May 29th, 1976 Mark and Joy Anne (Kading) Bristle were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Perry.  To this union both were blessed with the birth of their son, Warren Douglas Bristle on December 3, 1977. This past year they celebrated their 40th anniversary with a boat ride on the Colorado River.

Mark’s working career spanned 42 years working for John Deere & Company and with American Family Insurance in Iowa.  Mark moved his family to Cave Creek, Arizona in 2000.

An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Mark was a member of the Harley Davidson of Scottsdale Drill team and Scottsdale HOG Chapter 3160.  He took annual motorcycle trips and travelled 45 of the U.S. states. As a rock hound he tumbled rocks from the SW and enjoyed ATV trips. In Iowa Mark enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting trips for white tail deer & ring neck pheasants with his pair of German shorthair retrievers.

Mark is survived by his wife, Joy; son, Warren (Tracy) Bristle and grandsons, Dawson Bristle and Sawyer Bristle all from Cave Creek, AZ; father Robert (Delores Porter) Bristle from Windsor Heights, IA; brother, Michael (Cheryl) Bristle from Bixby, OK; sister Linda (Don) Daniel from Mauldin, SC; and many nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Bristle and sister, Ronda Menke Haas.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry with lunch to follow. The family will greet friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery, 1465 Hull Ave. Perry, IA.

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