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Mark J. Dusek

Mark J. Dusek

Mark J. Dusek, age 47 of Pepin, died Friday, August 30, 2019 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire with his family by his side after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Mark was born on January 3, 1972 in River Falls. He was the son of Marvin and Mary “Elaine” (Smith) Dusek. Mark grew up in River Falls on his family’s dairy farm and graduated from River Falls Highschool. After high school he went to Red Wing Technical College and received a certificate in precision welding. Mark realized his true calling was to come back and farm with his family. Mark married his high school sweetheart, Susan Post on June 12, 1993 in New Richmond. After farming for several years with his father, Mark and Susan moved to Pepin in 1997 to continue farming and raise their family. Mark enjoyed farming until June of this year when his illness forced him to stop.

Mark enjoyed working on the farm and milking with his family. He also liked hunting with his children, going on hunts out west, 4th of July boat rides, going to the Dells, and tinkering in his shop. Mark enjoyed talking with friends and people he would meet. He was always willing to go out of his way to help someone in need.

Mark is survived by his wife of 26 years; Susan, five children; Mikaela, Derek, Tanner, Logan and Gabriella, his father; Marvin of Pepin, one brother; Alan (Nita) of River Falls, three sisters; Ann (Ted) Nolen of Hudson, Lisa (Jay) Huppert of River Falls, and Jeannie (Lee) VanderMarliere of Beldenville, nieces, nepehws, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother; Mary “Elaine” Dusek and his son; Hunter Ryan Dusek.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire for all their loving care and support.

Memorial Services will be 2:00PM Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pepin with Pastor Karna Marks officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin. Visitation will be from 12:00PM Noon until the time of services at the church on Sunday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Laurie & Randy Secrist

    Our thoughts are with you. Know that others are here for you with love and support, always!

  2. Jen Lubich

    I'm so so very sorry that your bother Mark is gone he was a great person and loved by so many. I don't know why the ready great people on this planet don't get to live to 100 all I know is that it really sucks. I never know what to say when people move on to heaven but I'm sure he is loved there too. God bless.

  3. Westberg Family

    Our most heartfelt sympathy to the whole Dusek family. You are on our mind, in our hearts, and in our prayers. May the memories of Mark give you peace during this incredibly difficult time. Hugs to you all, Randy, Char, Krissa, Mason, Nolan, & Kegan

  4. Deb and John Larson

    To all of Mark's family -
    Our deepest condolences on Mark's passing. God bless you all.

  5. Debbie Ruff

    Prayers to your family. May God bless you all.

  6. Michele & Jeff Raethke

    Dear Susan & Family,
    Our hearts are truly aching for you all. Mark was such a friendly, upbeat and spirited man. He will always be with you in all that you think and do. Prayers and blessings. will continue for all of you. Lovingly, Jeff & Michele

  7. Jerry & Beryl VanHeukelom

    We are so very sorry for your loss of Mark. Cancer has taken so many of our loved ones and it is so heartbreaking and seems so unfair. We pray that God will sustain you with His peace, comfort and loving arms in this difficult time. We are feeling your pain. Sending thoughts & prayers & love....

  8. Jeannie VanderMarliere

    To the entire Dusek Family: I am praying for all of you. I know your faith will not fail you and will hold everyone together during this time. Know you are deeply loved by the VanderMarlieres of Kentucky.

  9. David klein

    Although I only knew mark and your family for a short time he and your family it was so nice to get to know the whole family. Mark seemed to be such a gentle giant . If you need anything don't hesitate to check in with your coop family in Pepin. You are in our prayers.

  10. The Sterry Family

    Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the Dusek Family.

  11. Missy Reed (Cowles)

    My sincere condolences and prayers to you Susan, and the whole family.

  12. Theodore Johnson our deepest condolences to the family

    Our deepest condolences to the family.
    So sorry for your loss.

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