Mark Wright, age 69, of North Mankato, died on March 26, 2023.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Hillside Church, 502 S. Victory Drive, Mankato. The service will be livestreamed and available on Mark’s obituary page.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at the Mankato Mortuary, 1001 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Private family interment will be in Middlebury, Vermont.
Mark Wright, the son of Charles and Barbara (Miller) Wright, was born on June 1, 1953 in Plainfield, NJ. He was educated at Suffield Academy (CT), Ripon College (WI), and Columbia University (NY). As a graduate of Columbia Business School with a savvy, entreprenueurial, and financially-driven mind, he spent his career enhancing the performance of large global organizations and small, local businesses. For over 20 years he led Acadia Windows and Doors as the President and CEO, turning the 40-year old, bankrupt company into a thriving local business. After Acadia, he spent the remainder of his career providing small business management consulting advice in Maryland and Minnesota. Mark ran for State Senate, District 18, in 2022. Mark's successful career was accompanied by his love for his family, swimming, and relaxing. He was a soccer coach, backyard sports professional, Lake Dunmore historian and enthusiast, Boy Scout leader, NCAA tournament selection expert, and a US Masters swimmer. At the time of Mark's passing he was once again training for the 4.4 mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. He was dedicated to ensuring his children were able to pursue their academic and extra-curricular passions, always supporting and encouraging their pursuits well into adulthood.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia Wahoske of North Mankato; brother, James Wright of Parrish, Florida; sons, Christopher (Samantha) Wright of Raleigh, NC and Timothy (Carol) Wright of Charlotte, NC; and step son, John (Sarah) Wahoske and their children, Elizabeth and Thomas of Verona, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sandra White; and step daughter, Jennifer Wahoske.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ripon College Swim Team in memory of Mark Wright '75, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971.
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