Mark Osadchuk

November 18, 1934April 12, 2018

MARK OSADCHUK November 18, 1934 – April 12, 2018

Mark Osadchuk passed away on April 12, 2018 peacefully at home, at 83 years old. Mark was born in Smokey Lake, Alberta on November 18, 1934. He attended school in Smokey Lake and Waskatenau, Alberta. He left home as a teenager during the drilling boom of the early 1950’s to work in the oil fields of Western Canada. After learning to operate heavy oil field equipment he started working for several pipeline contractors including Michael Curren, R. H. Fulton, Banister Pipeline, Ltd and Williams Brothers Pipeline Co.,Ltd.

In 1954 Mark married his wife Vera Hut of Chip Lake, Alberta. Mark along with others formed Central Pipeline and Cable Co. in 1965. He remained with the company as President until 1967 when the company was liquidated and he organized Natural Pipeline Company, Inc. His newest company based out of Lakeville, MN was engaged in the installation of all types of underground utilities.

In 1980, he formed Southeast Pipeline Contractors, Inc and it grew to be one of the largest mainline pipeline contractors in the US. He introduced his newest invention, the Ozzie Pipeline Padder in 1989 and formed Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder, Inc, Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder of Germany, Inc and Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder of Australia, Inc. This ground-breaking invention is used worldwide in the Pipeline Industry and is covered by 19 patents throughout the world, and in 1995 Ozzie’s Directional Drilling came. In the fall of 2000 he sold all the Ozzie companies and continued on as CEO till his retirement in 2001.

Mark was a member of the DCA, IPLOCA and PLCA of which he served on the Labor Committee for many years. He also enjoyed playing golf and played in many Pro-Am Tournaments. Mark & Vera loved to travel worldwide or in their motor coach throughout the US and Canada.

Mark is survived by his wife Vera, their 2 children and their spouses, Velma and Bob (Osadchuk) Hope (Scottsdale, AZ) and Dwayne and Tina Osadchuk (Scottsdale, AZ), their 2 grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Craig (Osadchuk) Ciliberti (Scottsdale, AZ) and Nicholas and Alisha Osadchuk (Repollo) (Oak Creek, CO).

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Kidney Dialysis Unit at Mayo Clinic. Gifts can be mailed directly to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. With a note of “In Memory of Mark Osadchuk.”

A private funeral services will be held for the family only.

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Tim Carlisle

June 1, 2018

Sorry to hear of Mark passing, prayers go out to Family and to Val - whom I got to know Mark and Val in building the office and shop in AZ. Hugs to all
Tim Carlisle

David Sovde

April 24, 2018

I went to work for Mark (Central Pipeline) in 1966 in Kelly Lake, MN, then for Natural Pipeline until 1972. Mark made a huge, positive impact on my life. He made you feel like you could do anything. My deepest sympathies to Vera, Velma, and Dewayne.

L. David Sovde

Travis Vander Wert

April 17, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family as celebrate the life of your father, grandfather and friend to many. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Travis Vander Wert and the rest of the Maxx HDD family

Mike & Elaine Thiele

April 17, 2018

Our condolences to Vera and all the Osadchuk family.

Mark was a unique and colorful Pipeliner and one of the most knowledgeable legends in the pipeline construction business. He and his family were and are great friends of ours as they are to his many associates.

Mike & Elaine Thiele

Rusty Long

April 16, 2018

I met Mark while working for Ozzie's Padder in Las Vegas. He was a great man to work for. My condolences to the family.

Horizontal Technology

April 16, 2018

May happy memories carry you through this time.
Everyone at Horizontal Technology, Inc.

Connie Harsulla

April 16, 2018

I the daughter of (Fred and Bertha Moschansky) Connie Harsulla send our deepest condolensces, on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family with your loss.

Connie Harsulla (Daughter) and Bertha Moschansky & Family.

Sarah Strunk

April 16, 2018

Mark was one of the best guys I have ever had the privilege to work for. He was smart as a whip, hard working and determined. He learned, grew and prospered all of his days. He loved his family more than anything. I have the deepest respect for him and will miss him being on this earth. My deepest sympathies to his beloved wife and children, Vera, Val and Dwayne.

Jason LaValley

April 16, 2018

Mark's leadership and hard working culture in the work place helped sculpt the man I am today. His innovations inspired me to chase my dreams in creating my own innovative equipment and to never give up. His spirit will forever be a part of my success.

Noah (Kenny) Webb

April 15, 2018

I’m saddened to hear one of the greatest men I ever knew has passed ! I can not express the impact Mark had on my life and I’m so sorry I never made it back to Az to see him again !! May god keep and comfort his family I think y’all know I’ve always thought the world of everyone of you !!