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Mark Verch

July 12, 1954 — November 24, 2021

Wisconsin Rapids

Mark Steven Verch, age 67, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids.

He was born on July 12, 1954, in Clintonville, son of the late Elmer and Margie (Krueger) Verch. On September 30, 1978, he married Linda Schwietzer in Marion, Wis. She survives.

Mark earned his Master’s degree in education from UW Stevens Point.   He enjoyed his work as a teacher for over 35 years, first teaching 6 th grade at Woodside Elementary and later middle school social studies for the Wisconsin Rapids Public School district. Throughout his tenure he impacted countless student’s lives and made many friendships.

Mark and his wife enjoyed traveling together on many cruises and to other sunny destinations.  He also enjoyed classic rock and attending concerts.  One of his favorite things was going to car shows where he loved to show off his Thunderbird and Mustang. He earned countless trophies from the shows he attended.   Most importantly, he was a family man; a loving husband and an amazing dad.  Mark was a very devoted grandpa – whether chaperoning field trips, cheering at Mason’s soccer games and Cam’s hockey games, or watching Hannah’s dance recitals.  He shared his strength with Hannah, spent hours watching NASCAR with Henry, shared his love of history with Mason, and passed along his winning spirit to Cameron – he could always be counted on to be their number 1 fan.  He was also a life-long lover of baseball, having played on organized teams for over three decades and loved the Packers.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Verch of Wisconsin Rapids; daughter, Amanda (Josh) Rice of Weston; grandchildren, Hannah (Kaleb) Laurent, Mason and Cameron Rice, and Henry Trittin; and two sisters, Tammy (Paul) Anderson of MI and Kerry (Mike) Mielke of Clintonville; as well as many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Laura Trittin, and granddaughter, Abigail Rice.

These past 5 years had many health challenges but throughout each journey Linda has been by his side.  He was so appreciative of her never-ending care, love and support.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 6205 Alderson St. Weston. Rev. Lance Hoelscher will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at Brainard Funeral Home- Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Ct., Weston, and again on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for his family at brainardfuneral.com .

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