Wierzba, Mark Anthony Mark Anthony Wierzba, (60), dedicated husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS. Mark was born in Wausau, WI on September 3, 1956 to Chet and Grace Wierzba, of Weston, who will miss their son tremendously. He graduated from D.C. Everest H.S. in 1974 and attended North Central Technical College, before moving to Colorado. Mark ultimately found his way back to Wisconsin, when he met Deb (Wysocki) and their 28 year romance culminated in their wedding that took place on June 18, 2016, surrounded by their friends and family. For the last 35 years Mark worked at Domtar Paper Company. The Wierzba Family would like to thank all of his co-workers and friends (especially the Women of Steel) for their hard work, generosity, prayers and support during Mark's illness. Mark and Deb have one son, John, who graduated from D.C. Everest and who is now attending St. Norbert's College in DePere, WI. Mark was extremely passionate about many things, but especially his love of the outdoors and their cabin in the U.P. They would spend hours on the lake entertaining friends, boating and fishing. He and John would deer and bird hunt, and go for UTV rides in the woods, and as always, ice fished. Mark also loved being a part of his son's athletic endeavors. He and Deb could always be found on the bleachers or in the stands watching John play baseball, basketball, and football. In addition to his wife, son and parents, Mark is survived by his brother Jerry (Pam) Wierzba of Sturgeon Bay; his sister, Pam Wierzba, of Wausau; his nephew, Ross Wierzba, of Stevens Point; his niece, Rachel Wierzba and her fiancé, Jake, of Fond du Lac; along with many other close friends and relatives. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Brainard Funeral Home, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI. Visitation will be Monday, October 19, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. and again from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the Wierzba Family would appreciate donations being made to The ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007 or to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd, Wausau, WI 54401, who supported Mark through his illness.
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