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Mark James Fegenbush

March 5, 1949 ~ June 22, 2021 (age 72)

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Mark James Fegenbush, 72, of Whiting, Iowa passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, surrounded by his family.

A funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the First Congregational Church, U.C.C., Whiting, Iowa with Jeff Thelander officiating. Burial will follow in the Whiting City Cemetery, Whiting, Iowa. Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with a Time of Remembrance at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Mark James Fegenbush was born in Onawa, Iowa on March 5, 1949 the son of Jules and Phyllis (Miller) Fegenbush. Mark was a lifelong resident of Whiting. He graduated from Whiting High School in 1967.

Mark married Bonnie Kuhl at St. John’s Catholic Church in Onawa on May 20, 1983. Mark always reminded Bonnie he was “the love of her life and the light of her day”. Mark and Bonnie were happily married for 38 years. They were blessed with a son TJ and three children Matthew, Scott, and Beth from Mark’s previous marriage.

Mark was a local farmer and a regional semi driver. After Mark retired, he enjoyed hauling grain for local farmers. His favorite spring and fall activity was farming with his son, Scott.

Mark loved camping, hosting 4th of July celebrations, caring for his lawn, and was happiest when he was with his family. Mark was known for his quick jokes, big laughs, and leaving everyone feeling just a bit happier.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Whiting, Iowa; his children, Matthew (Amy) of Sioux City, Iowa, Scott (Cheri) of Adel, Iowa; Beth (Bart) of Blair, Nebraska, and TJ of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; sisters, Beck (Randy) Hunt, Pat (Dennis) Smith; brothers, Chris (Deb) Fegenbush, and Denny Fegenbush; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pat and Joe Sautter, Paul and Sandy Kuhl, Linda Milliken, and Linda Kuhl; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jules and Phyllis (Miller) Fegenbush; sister, Julie, parents-in-law, Bill and Frances Kuhl; and brother-in-law, Perry Kuhl.

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June 25, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Time of Remembrance
June 25, 2021

7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Funeral Service
June 26, 2021

10:00 AM
First Congregational Church, U.C.C. Whiting, Iowa
429 Whittier Street
Whiting, IA 51063

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