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OBITUARY

Mark S. Vukovich

May 20, 1950July 22, 2020

Mark S. Vukovich, 70, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL former resident of Hayward, Wisconsin and Hammond, Indiana, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2020.

He is survived by loving wife of 18 years, Brenda (my Princess); mother Lois Jean; step-sons: Chuck and Bill Lockhart of WI; brothers Peter Jr. (Francine) of Dyer, IN and Nelson (late Suzanne) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; sister Shirley (Jerry) DeLuna of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; 10 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many dear friends and his special pet, Angel.

Preceded in death by father Peter Vukovich, Sr. and uncle John Vukovich.

Mark was a 1968 graduate of Hammond Tech High School, Hammond, IN and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1969-1975. During that time, he served on the USS Yosemite (AD19) as a Boiler Technician. He retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000 with 30 years of service. After retirement, Mark moved to Hayward, WI where he stayed busy serving on the Round Lake Volunteer Fire Department, working with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and attending Hayward Methodist Church. Mark was also known as the “Dam Man”, tending to the Moose Lake Dam. The dam and the lake held special meaning for Mark, as he and his “Princess”, Brenda, were married there.

Mark and Brenda relocated to Florida where he was a life member of the Lake Park, FL. VFW Post 9610 and the Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Loyal Order of Moose Lodge # 2010. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, West Palm Beach, FL.

It was obvious to all that Mark loved life. He enjoyed the sun, ocean and daily walks in the community of Town Oaks where he would feed ducks and treats to neighborhood dogs. He was a loving man and always had a smile and kind word for all.

He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him, especially granddaughter Jazmyn Lee who held a special place in his heart.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Pat Kuchta

August 5, 2020

I express my sincere sympathy to the family. What memory I have of Mark, we both stood up for Fran and Pete wedding going on 18 yrs ago. I recall him being a gentle soul as well a quiet man. Really a nice man. RIH Mark,your in peace and the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely
Pat

Erlina Stanimirov

July 30, 2020

Graduated with Mark from Hammond Tech. I've been a friend of the family for 40 years. Mark was a great guy. My sincere condolences to all of the family.

Jennifer Wozniak-Webber

July 29, 2020

Brenda we are all so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Such a dear friend to my dad and he will certainly be missed. We have wonderful memories of spending time with you both in Hayward...something our family always enjoyed. All our love and support. We will keep you in our thoughts...memory eternal.

Chuck Radke

July 29, 2020

Mark and I worked together at different times in Chicago for Lucent. I also worked with his Dad for many years. He definitely had his Dads sense of humor. The last time I saw Mark was at the Marketplace food store in Hayward. I believe that was in 2001 or 2002. Brenda was working there at the time. We tried to get together a couple of times at Pats Landing on Moose Lake but couldnt make the connection. My sincere condolences on his passing.
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Cathy Bell

July 27, 2020

Mark, you were one of a kind. You could always put a smile on someone’s face with a great story or a funny joke. I will always remember you and Shirley doing acrobatics as kids in your yard in Hammond. Another great memory was the huge ice skating rink in your back yard and your mom always had hot chocolate for us to warm up. You will be missed but you left us with great memories. ❤️❤️

Cathy Bell

Jean/Mom Vukovich

July 27, 2020

We have lost one of the bright lights in our lives, my Son Mark.

Mark was a kind, loving and talented man and we were blessed to have him in our lives. He is looking down on us always until we join him.

I miss him so and I thank him for being my son. He was a gift from God.

Love and miss you my Son.

Mom ❤️

Kara Trivunovic

July 27, 2020

Family is a blessing and while it is not unusual to have wonderful memories of your uncle, I feel blessed that my children have memories and stories about their Great Uncle Mark as well. He was always able to put a smile on your face the minute he walked in to a room and find the obscure in everything he looked at. He would send me Father’s Day cards on my birthday and send gifts that made you scratch your head - always to get a good laugh. But he was also a caring and loving man that is greatly missed. Whether it was the sweetest little kiss he gave my daughter as a baby or putting a melted Snickers bar on the toilet seat (true story) every memory makes me smile.

I Love you and miss you uncle mark!

Cheryl Rasmussen

July 26, 2020

I remember working with Mark & Brenda at Wal-Mart in Hayward, WI. Mark always had a big smile on face and made sure to greet everyone he seen. Then when Mark & Brenda bought the smart car it became a big joke that the cart pusher would put an orange cone behind their car so no one would hit it. Mark will be sadly missed, but I will always have the memories. Love you Mark & Brenda.

Always in my heart
Cheryl


Minty Singh

July 26, 2020

Gone to soon, never will be forgotten.. I was so blessed to have known Mark.. always willing to help, always fun to be around, his jokes , laughter, his cooking .. him as a person, a great friend loyal husband, superb son, brother , you name it Mark was beyond & above, what a loss to all of US, my sincere condolences to his entire family..
Brenda, Mom, Shirley , Pete .. our dear friends.. grandchildren..
Mark I would miss you tremendously, most your smile hugs .. Wine would not taste the same & your cheese & crackers .. ohhh Mark your cheese & crackers .. will never be the same
Thank you for everything.. Now you are our Angel look down at all
Of us & guide us especially your wife & mom ..
love Mintu

Paul Yoder

July 26, 2020

Brenda,
On Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 11 am I read the following Scripture and shared the brief homily that follows as you and Mark were united in holy matrimony on the Moose Lake Dam. You and Mark perfectly exemplified both in your marriage. God did truly bless you both in your marriage. I’m so sorry your time together was not much longer. May you treasure the memories and may God’s love support and strengthen you day by day.
I Corinthians 13:4-8a
Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. TLB
HOMILY
The late Peter Marshall, former chaplain of the U.S. Senate had this to say about love and marriage:
“We are souls living in bodies. Therefore, when we really fall in love, it isn't just physical attraction. If it is just that, it won't last. Ideally, it's also spiritual attraction. God has opened our eyes and let us see into someone's soul. We have fallen in love with the inner person, the person who is going to live forever. That's why God is the greatest asset to romance. He thought it up in the first place. Include him in every part of your marriage, and he will lift it above the level of the mundane to something rare and beautiful and lasting. “

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