Mark James Schwarzkopf, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

A memorial will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct.r 4 at the American Legion Hall in Lake View.

Ashes will be buried at St. Bernard Cemetery in Breda.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Humane Society or a favorite charity. Mr. Schwarzkopf attended elementary grades in Lake View and was a graduate of St. Bernard High School in Breda.

He attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., in 1965, but soon enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965.

Mr. Schwarzkopf worked as a sports writer for the USACOM Chronicle when he served with the Army in Germany from 1965 to 1968.

He later worked as a sports writer and a general-assignment reporter for a 21,000-circulation newspaper published by the 7th Army Support Command.

He also served as civilian editor for the Alpinist newspaper published by the U.S. Army School in Obermmergau, Germany, for 21/2 years.

Upon returning to the United States, he earned a bachelor of science degree from Portland, Ore., in 1977 and then moved back to Lake View, where he has remained since 1980.

His survivors include two children, Phillip S. Schwarzkopf and wife Christin (Zipser) of Spartanburg, S.C., and daughter, Amy C. Schwarzkopf of Seattle, Wash.; one grandchild, Sophia A. Schwarzkopf; three siblings, Lynne  A. Schwarzkopf of Riverside, Calif., John B. Schwarzkopf and wife (Cynthia Griffin) of Royse City, Texas, and Paul L. Schwarzkopf and partner, Kathleen Forezi of Carroll; four nephews; one niece; two grandnephews; and two grandnieces.

Mr. Schwarzkopf was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard J. and Rita Anne Reising Schwarzkopf; and two brothers, David L. Schwarzkopf and Dr. Steven Bernard Schwarzkopf, M.D.