Mark J. Detjens, age 59, died on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Mark was born on March 10, 1957 to the late David and Mary (Jones) Detjens in Merrill, WI. He attended and graduated from Merrill High School, and went on to attend college for 1 year.
Mark had a passion for cooking for friends and family, along with cooking for folks in restaurants. He loved making people smile and laugh. Mark had a huge heart and was a gentle soul. He was always willing to help others and was happy to do so. Mark was a member of the Merrill Jaycee’s and the Westside Business Association. He also served 1 term as a Lincoln county board member.
Mark is survived by his brothers: William, Daniel (Veronica) and Claude (Lynette) Detjens, sister: Kate (Scott Schiffer) Detjens, 8 nieces & nephews and 11 great nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: David and Mary (Jones) Detjens and his sister-in-law: Carol Detjens.
A Memorial Service will be held for Mark on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10am at Waid Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9am, and continue until the time of the service, also at the funeral home. The Rev. Allen Worlin will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.