Mark M. Meixensperger of DeForest passed away with his wife at his side May 18, 2019.

Born July 12, 1951 to Rose and Henry of Fond du Lac, Mark was a vibrant and passionate pillar of service to his community throughout his life. He pursued this ambition {span}– {/span}earning a Master’s of Divinity from St. John’s University, taking a vocation, and serving the Diocese of Madison for 17 years. The Wisconsin Air National Guard gained his services as Chaplain from which he retired having served 20 years and risen to Major. He left the clergy to start his own family; marrying Kathryn on Aug. 13, 1994. He further pursued his passion by earning a Master’s Degree from Edgewood College, and LMFT and CSW certifications then entering the social work field. He finished his career as the Director of the Dane County Family Court Services. In recent years, Mark took great joy supervising the weather, camping, visiting wineries and breweries, writing letters to local politicians, and connecting with generations-removed family in Europe. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, pragmatic opinions, and sharp wit, as well as his life-long service to family and community. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Cacic, daughter Rachael, son Robert (Kelsey) Cacic, granddaughter Amelia Cacic, cousin Jeff, several beloved siblings-in-law, many treasured nieces and nephews, and a multitude of farm animals.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019 at ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson St., DeForest, with Fr. Vincent Brewer presiding. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at church. Additional Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest from 4-8 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to RISE Wisconsin, NAMI of Dane County, or the Care4U Clinic in Dalton. To view and sign this guest book, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Windsor/DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road


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