THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mark R. Marineau
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Mark Richard Marineau, 65, passed away in his sleep Saturday, June 27 at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King due to complications of dementia and diabetes.
Born May 14, 1955, he attended Marinette High School prior to enlisting in the United States Navy and even with his gruff appearance, he never had ill-will toward anyone, but as children, he loved torturing his "little brother", all in good fun.
While his dementia diminished, when surrounded by family, friends and nursing staff at the Home, he never lost the luster in his eyes or for a kind word to all. By nature a wondering soul, he had passion for living on his own and in his own way. He loved having and caring for animals, his dog and at one time, hundreds of cats he cared for in a boarder home in California. He lived in Texas, California and Wisconsin after returning from service. He remained single all of his life.
As a Catholic, he did not always follow the faith, but believed in God and all of the good that comes with that belief.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Jane and a brother, Michael, both of Middleton; a sister, Mary Ellen of Townsend; nephews, Joshua of Middleton and Dustyn of Woodruff; aunt and uncle, Sharon and Kenneth of Marinette and aunt and uncle, Shirley and Ron Marineau, Mitzi and her children Daniel, Christopher and Linden and her children, all from California.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Raymond Marineau in 2012; uncle, Brian Bednarski and cousin, David Bednarski, both of San Diego, Ca.; maternal grandmother, Myrtle O'Connor; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Rose Marineau and his favorite Auntie Margie.
Funeral services will be private and he will be cremated where he will reside alongside his father. Along with a private service, there will be a Military Honor Guard Ceremony at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home Cemetery in King when the COVID pandemic makes it safe for family and staff to attend. Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.