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Mark Engebretson, age 57, passed away at his home surrounded by loving family on Sunday March 17, 2013. Mark had been battling a very aggressive form of cancer the past few months.
Mark was born in Stevens Point, WI on September 21, 1955 to Darold and Lillian Engebretson and attended Stevens Point Area High School and Midstate Technical College where he received a degree in drafting.
Mark began his career as a draftsman with Skippy Enterprises and later moved to Madison and a sales position with Therm-All, a commercial green building insulation company.
Mark would have been with Therm-All 25 years this July. He advanced from District Manager to national accounts manager to Director of Marketing and Business Development. Mark contributed greatly to the growth and success of the Company. Most recently he had become one of the industry's leading experts for energy code compliance. Mark sat on the energy code committees for the National Insulation Association.
Mark was a fun loving guy and his presence always brought a spark to any gathering. He loved his sports, especially the Badgers and Packers. Above all else, he was a loving father with a huge heart.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dave. He is survived by his sons Scott, Austin TX, Andrew (Nina Hanson), Sun Prairie and Matthew, San Diego, CA, siblings Alan (Marge), Stevens Point, Gail Engebretson, Madison, Marcia Engebretson (Jane Bidwell) Hayward, Mark's Fiancé, Joanie Blanchar Tyler, McFarland and her four daughters, Hailey, Las Vegas, Hannah and Maggie, Madison Lillie, McFarland, and many loving friends and co-workers.
A Memorial service for Mark will be held Thursday March 21 from 5-7 PM at Shuda Funeral Chapel 3200 Stanley St. Stevens Point WI. A second service will follow on Sunday, April 7 from Noon - 1:30 PM at Cress Funeral Home, 5801 Hwy 51, McFarland, WI followed by a celebration of Mark's life at The Green Lantern in McFarland.
A very large Thank you to Agrace Hospice, Madison.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college trust fund being set up for Lillie Tyler.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.shudafuneral.com
Published in Stevens Point Journal on Mar. 20, 2013