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Former 3rd District Congressman Mark Souder passes away after a long battle with cancer

Photo Supplied/Mark Souder

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Former 3rd District Congressman Mark Souder has died after a long battle with cancer.

Souder’s family posted the following message on his Facebook page:

It is with great sadness we share the passing of Mark Souder-Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother. This morning he went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mark was a strong leader and passionate about his faith, family, and his country. We want to thank you for all the kind words, prayers, and support over the past months.
-The Souder Family
Souder entered hospice care a few weeks ago. He announced earlier this year that doctors have stopped giving him chemotherapy as a treatment for his pancreatic cancer as that, as well as surgery, were no longer options for treatment.
Before his passing Souder said he had been blessed with more time than doctors had predicted. On multiple occasions, Souder thanked all of his supporters.
He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1995 until 2010, when he resigned after an extra-marital affair came to light.
Souder had also published a book on the history of television in Fort Wayne.

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Char Binkley September 27, 2022 at 9:10 am

I find the sentence explaining why Mark left Congress unnecessary. What was the purpose of sharing it? He faced public disgrace, confessed his sin, resigned his position and humbly returned to his family.

His Lord, his family and those who knew him well have long ago forgiven him.

I thought the WOWO posting was meant to be a tribute, not to dishonor an honorable man

Roger Smith September 27, 2022 at 9:48 pm

I second Char Binkley’s comment. Alyssa Ivanson also brought the subject up when interviewing Paul Helmke following Mr. Souder’s passing.


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