Mark Vincent Pence, 58, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of New London, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home.
Born April 29, 1959, in Burlington, he was the son of Orville Byers and Shirley Maxine Pollock Pence.
Mr. Pence began playing the piano at age 5, not realizing it would lead to a lifetime career. In 1987 he began performing with the internationally known Christian rock band, Fighter. After the band broke up he began producing and recording albums for artists in the Midwest. In 1997, he built Dreamtrack Studio in Cedar Rapids. He performed in lounges and nightclubs in the area and eventually was led to write television and radio jingles.
He was a 1977 graduate of New London High School and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include four brothers, Orville Pence of Burlington, Randy Pence and Brian Pence, both of New London, and Barry Pence of Muscatine.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
A celebration of Mr. Pence's life will 1 to 4 p.m. today at Linkin Center, 113 W. Main St., New London. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been accorded.
A memorial has been established.
Elliott Chapel is in charge of arrangements.