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Mark Edgar Wiechmann

August 7, 1955 — May 27, 2024

Madison Lake

Mark Edgar Wiechmann(age 68) went to Heaven on May 27, 2024, after a 7-week battle with cancer. Mark was born on August 7, 1955, to Glenn and Gertrude (Trudy) Wiechmann in Berlin, Wisconsin. 

Memorial Services for Mark will be held at 1:30 p.m., June 9, 2024, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Mankato. All is welcome to join the family in attendance. 

He was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Weyauwega, WI, and confirmed at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in New Germany, MN. He spent his elementary and high school years in North Judson, IN, and New Germany. He  graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School. He  earned an  AA degree from Bethany Lutheran College and a  Bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in  biology from Concordia College in Nebraska; he received his Master’s degree  in counseling from Minnesota State-Mankato. For the first year of Mark’s career he  served  as a school counselor at St. James public school. For the next 40 years his talents were shared in the field of psychology with the students he so dearly loved at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato; his yearly winter trips to the Boundary Waters were highlights in the lives of students and alumni alike.         

In 1980, he married Nancy(Dickert) in Reedsville, WI, and they welcomed 3 sons: Matthew in 1981, Daniel in  1983, and Michael in 1987. He is survived by them and their wives and children: Matt and Carol with Grace; Daniel and Tristan with Glenn, Dean, Wayne, and Lon; Michael and Kristy with Edison, Adeline, Hazel,  Autumn, Annie (and baby to be born in January). His mother Trudy continues to lead her family with fearless tenacity. Mark’s 5 siblings are Ruthann(Bill) McGowan, Darilyn (Pete) Larson, Chris (John) DeBruzzi, Tim  (Beth) and David (Ann) Wiechmann. Nancy’s extended family and his many nieces and nephews and their children were all treasured by Mark. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Glenn Wiechmann. Mark died in the presence of his mom and wife, with his nephew  Ben reading Psalm 23 and singing the hymn Lord Thee I Love With All My Heart.         

Those closest to Mark are grateful for the One they shared with this selfless, caring, Christian man who was used by the Holy Spirit as a catalyst for all those he came into contact with. Mark fostered a strong work ethic, imagination, ability to be a leader, playfulness, and the ability to see clearly the needs of other people. He was a son, husband, father, teacher, friend, car dealer, cheerleader, and counselor. As a leader within his family he daily lived the “Wiechmann Way”— a spirit of cooperation and team work. He installed in his children that the Wiechmann name is more important than their first name, because it connects them to a family rooted in Christ with the goal of bringing and sharing blessings and the story of Christ with others. Mark helped create and set the direction for a solid Christ-focused Psychology program at Bethany. His colleagues daily witnessed his charisma and love for the Lord  that was evident in all his interactions with students. His children are each in their own right men of honor  who serve the Lord, and his wife is a beloved friend to many. Mark taught us different ways to view the world and others and helped us identify our purpose in his quirky, creative, flexible, generous, welcoming, and Christ-centered way. Mark would remind others who were struggling for direction of these 4 things (and often made the “struggler” memorize them): 1) God loves you unconditionally, 2) you must obey Him faithfully, 3) you must trust His loyalty, and 4) know that God has a plan for you. Mark felt the love of his Savior and the love of his family and friends throughout his life; his “medicine” during the last 7 weeks of his life were the 30-second videos and emails sent by his former students, friends, and co-workers. He died feeling loved and appreciated for his life’s work. Now Mark stands confidently at His Father’s throne in Heaven and we give thanks for how truly wonderful the story of the resurrection is in these mourning moments.    

Service Schedule

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Sunday, June 9, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Mt Olive Lutheran Church and School

1123 Marsh St, Mankato, MN 56001

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