Mark A. Bomgardner, 51, Hutchinson, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, after a battle with cancer at Reno County Hospice House.

He was born May 31, 1963, in Joplin, Mo., to Bob and Judy Allen Bomgardner. He was a 1981 graduate of Dodge City High School and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Fort Hays State University. He was a Hutchinson resident for the past 15 years, moving from Great Bend.

He married Karla Classen on June 15, 1985, in Minneola. He was the assistant deputy director for the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. Prior to that, he served with the Great Bend Police Department.

He was a member of Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, traveling (especially cruises), and listening to his '70's and '80's music. He was passionate about his Crosspoint Church family, often serving "behind the scenes."

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Connor Bomgardner, Wichita, and Braedon Bomgardner, Hutchinson; a daughter, Allison Bomgardner, Hutchinson; his parents, Wichita; two brothers, Stephen Bomgardner and partner, Carlyle Sharpe, Springfield, Mo., and Rich Bomgardner and wife, Mona, Wichita; a sister, Stacy Pinkerton and husband, Chris, Derby; his mother-in-law, Darlene Marshall, Minneola; his father-in-law, Ralph Classen and wife, Ann, Meade; a brother-in-law, Randall Classen and wife, LeAnn, Meade; a step-brother-in-law, Dale Loder and wife, Amy, Spearville; a step-sister-in-law, Dena Hurley and husband, Travis, Joplin; his nephews and nieces, Kyle and Kirk Bomgardner, Samuel, Oliver, Ethan and Camille Pinkerton, Randsom Classen, Logan Green, Sheldon and Malesa Osborn and daughters, Abrielle and Karstyn, Allana and Blake Loder, Andrea, Nathan, Rebecca and Caleb Hurley.

A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson; private family graveside services will take place.

Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Wednesday, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, both at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

Memorials are suggested to Crosspoint Church in care of the funeral home.

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