Mark Meixensperger, 67, DeForest

May 22, 2019

Mark M. Meixensperger, 67, of DeForest, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019, with his wife at his side.

Born July 12, 1951, to Rose and Henry of Fond du Lac, Mark was a vibrant and passionate pillar of service to his community throughout his life. He pursued this ambition, earning a master’s of Divinity from St. John’s University, taking a vocation, and serving the Diocese of Madison for 17 years. The Wisconsin Air National Guard gained his services as chaplain from which he retired having served 20 years and risen to major. He left the clergy to start his own family, marrying Kathryn on Aug. 13, 1994. He further pursued his passion by earning a master’s degree from Edgewood College, and licensed marriage and family therapists and certified social worker certifications then entering the social work field. He finished his career as the director of the Dane County Family Court Services. In recent years, Mark took great joy supervising the weather, camping, visiting wineries and breweries, writing letters to local politicians, and connecting with generations-removed family in Europe. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, pragmatic opinions and sharp wit, as well as his lifelong service to family and community.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn Cacic, daughter Rachael, son Robert (Kelsey) Cacic, granddaughter Amelia Cacic, cousin Jeff, several beloved siblings-in-law, many treasured nieces and nephews, and a multitude of farm animals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson St., DeForest, with Fr. Vincent Brewer presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at church. Additional visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, with a rosary service at 8:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to RISE Wisconsin, NAMI of Dane County, or the Care4U Clinic in Dalton. To view and sign this guest book, visit ryanfuneralservice.com.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services Windsor/DeForest Chapel is assisting the family.

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