Mark Allen Ford

July 1, 1963 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Mark Ford Obituary

Mark Allen Ford, age 60, passed away unexpectedly at his Delta home on October 7, 2023.  Mark was born on July 1, 1963 to the late Homer C. Ford and Frances (Pinkelman) Ford.  He was a graduate of Blissfield High School.  On May 20, 1989, Mark would marry the love of his life, Roberta “Robin” Tesznar.  He would then go on to work at Contempo Cabinets and later as a mechanic for Fred Ott’s John Deere company for over 20 years. Mark would begin his own business in 2005, known as Marks Agility Equipment, which specializes in custom dog crates and agility training equipment.  He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church in Delta and Greater Toledo Obedience Training Club.  Mark enjoyed snowmobiling and helped in trail maintenance with several snowmobiling clubs.  Whenever possible he would take snowmobiling trips with his friends to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Surviving are his wife, Robin Ford; brother, Gene (Janice) Ford of Blissfield, MI; father-in-law, Robert (Patricia) Tesznar Sr. of Florida; mother-in-law, Karen St. Clair of Swanton; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Berger, Robert Tesznar Jr, and Richard Tesznar; sister-in-law, Karen Maguire; nephews, Conor Maguire, Andrew (Danielle) Ford, Eric (Laura) Ford, Chris (Nicole) Wilczynski, Corey Wilczynski, Ty Tesznar, Chase Tesznar, Brodi Tesznar, Lucas Tesznar and Austin Cairl; nieces, Taylor Maguire, Megan Maguire and Madison Tesznar and special family friend Carolyn Thornton.  In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Berger.  A private memorial service celebrating Mark’s life will be held at Beulah United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 5825 St. Hwy. 109 in Delta.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider a memorial contribution to Beulah United Methodist Church, 11637 Co Rd 10-2, Delta, OH 43515 in Mark’s memory.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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