Mark Richard Hersh, 71, passed away on September 5, 2022 at home in Des Moines, Iowa. Mark was born July 29, 1951, in North Hollywood, CA. After high school graduation he traveled the county with a band where he met the love of his life Marilyn, of whom he was married to for 48 years. Mark loved his kids, grandkids and great grandkids, and they will always remember the fun games he played with them. Most importantly Mark was a follower of Jesus, dedicating his later years in life to better understand the Bible through personal study times and journaling. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Teri Hill. He is survived by wife Marilyn of Des Moines; daughters Gina Hill and Sara Hersh of Des Moines; son Matt (Miriam) Hill of St. Paul, MN; grandsons Austin, Ryan and Aaron; granddaughters Kendra, Cassidy and Lauren; and great grandkids Brynlee, Kylan, and Kannon. A private memorial service will be held. The family suggest that contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.