The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022

Mark L. Showalter

Mark L. “Louie” Showalter, 61, of Eubank, Kentucky, formerly of Van Wert, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, in West Liberty, Kentucky.

Mark L. Showalter

He was born November 4, 1959, in Lima, the son of Joseph and Norma (Pratt) Showalter, who both preceded him in death. 

Louie worked as an owner-operator truck driver and had formerly spent time working on the railroad.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing and, most importantly, spending quality time with his family and friends.

Louie spent his life working hard to support his family. He lived life to the fullest, would give you the shirt off his back and was always the prankster. If anyone ever got one over on him, he would say, “aw, you got me this time” and would let out one of his infamous snickers. He would want everyone to reflect on the memories made and the good times they shared together.

Surviving are his children, Lacey (Mario) Alvarado of Continental, Derek (Brittany) Showalter of Van Wert, Adam Showalter and Timothy Showalter, both of Eubank, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Domonique, Damon, Tristan, Jayda, Ava, Janaya, Evyonna, Kyler, Conner, Makayla, and Alayna; three great-grandchildren, Tavarious, Oliver, and Kayven; two brothers, Don (Cindy) Showalter of Grover Hill and Erwin “Squeak” (Sheree) Showalter of Nancy, Kentucky; two sisters, Peg (David) Smith of Celina and Kathy (Jess) Swicker of West Virginia; and the love of his life, Pam Pancake Showalter, of Eubank, Kentucky.

He was also receded in death by a brother, Raymond Showalter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mark’s memory may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed at

POSTED: 09/03/21 at 3:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries