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Mark Wayne Devery

Mark Wayne Devery

Mark Wayne Devery, age 60, of Menomonie, WI passed away on July 19, 2023, at the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital in Madison.

Mark was born November 1, 1962, in Rochester, MN.  He was the son of Wayne and Nancy (Ferguson) Devery, and grew up in Menomonie, WI.  Mark graduated from Menomonie High School in 1981.  He received a degree in Police Science from the Eau Claire Technical School and a degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Scenario (MT) in Ladysmith, WI.  Mark joined the Dunn County Sheriff's Department as a Dispatcher, Jailer, and Deputy, and served over 27 years. Mark married Rita Pittman and together they had two children and later divorced. 

Mark was an avid Minnesota Viking fan.  He enjoyed playing the drums, fishing and campfires at the family lake home.  Mark loved spending time in Siesta Key, Florida (as a fourth generation).  

Mark is survived by his daughter Melissa (Jake) Andrle, his son, Ryan Devery, a grandson, Levi Devery, his mother, Nancy Devery, a sister Susan (Richard) Deal, fiancée, Dawn Karsten, and his beloved dogs Shep and Harper.  

He is preceded in his death was father Wayne Devery, and sister, Pamela Kruchten.  

Private Family Services are being held.

Please share your memories of Mark to the family online.



  1. Shari Kalk

    Condolences to Mark's family! I worked the road in Dunn County many years with Mark. He talked very highly of all of you. What a nice guy. RIP Brother.
    Shari Kalk
    Retired State Trooper

  2. Chris Kruse

    Godspeed to Mark, Nancy and the entire clan.
    I worked with Mark on many hard cases over the years. His calm demeanor and great sense of humor always lightened my day.
    Till we meet again my friend.

  3. Tony Spagnoletti

    My heart is breaking for your family. Please know that you have my deepest condolences. Mark was a character. When ever he would call me he would always say Is this Tony Baloney? (I still have a voice mail of him saying just that!) Then our conversation would begin! We had some good conversations! May he rest in peace.
    I will continue to pray for comfort, Peace and strength for your whole family.
    Also praying that Jesus wraps his loving arms around you all during this difficult time.
    God Speed Mark!

  4. Ron and Karen Jannicke

    Our condolences to you on the passing of your son. Your loss in your life is Heaven's gain.
    We will be praying for you for comfort and solace at this time.

  5. Melissa (Cuturia) Fleming

    Devery Family,

    I’m sorry for the loss of your dad, son, brother, fiancé and friend. Mark always spoke so highly of his children and family while working, he was proud of you all. Many blessings to you.

  6. Ron (Hud) Hodgson

    Mark was a good fellow & will be missed & thought of.

  7. Tony & Tracey Hartung

    Nancy and Devery family,
    So many childhood memories of neighborhood games of kickball, building forts and lighting off Polish Cannons and fireworks. Camping with the Devery's & the Long's at Jellystone in Warrens where Mark would dump quarters in the jukebox over and over to play the Caddyshack theme song. Then, we would band together on the waterslide just so we could go faster (his idea!).
    As an adult, Mark was a positive influence in Menomonie and just like a another Hartung brother, he was always looking out for us.
    Mark and our son (then 9-years-old and the 22nd grandchild) escorted Grandpa Jim Hartung in the squad to his final resting place. It was an honor that we will never forget.
    "I Go Blind" (Hootie & the Blowfish) will forever remind us of Mark's riffing on his drums.
    Mark will be missed and his memory will forever remain in our hearts.
    Love and peace to you.
    Tony & Tracey Hartung & family

  8. Char & Lee Anderson

    So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Mark for many years. Lee

  9. Mandy Phillips

    Rest in peace Mark and thank you for your service!!
    Fly high!

  10. Jennifer Hilgendorf Montean

    My deepest condolences on your loss. I have such fond memories of North Shore Dr. We played until the sun went down on those long summer days. My heart breaks for your family.

  11. Rebecca Luecke

    Only knew Mark for a few years, but he was a great neighbor. He was always friendly. His lawn looked like a “golf course” as he was constantly taking care of it. His fiancé Dawn finally took over with much supervision. She did an excellent job of taking care of the outside, inside and then taking care of Mark as well. He will be missed and my condolences to his loved ones.

  12. Keith Young

    My deepest sympathy to Mark's family.
    I have fond memories of working with Mark. He will be missed.
    Keith Young
    Wisconsin State Patrol (ret.)

  13. Denise Noll

    Deepest sympathy to Nancy Devery and family. Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping you close in our prayers.

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