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Mark W. Kroeplin


Mark W. Kroeplin, 70 of Gilman, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 at Aspirus Medford Hospital.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Mark W. Kroeplin was born June 13, 1953 in Stanley, the son of the late William and Lorraine (Baker) Kroeplin. Mark attended Gilman area schools and graduated in 1972. Mark was united in marriage to the love of his life: Donna Witek on Dec. 4, 1976.

After schooling, Mark worked at Packaging in Colby. He then took over the family farm in 1984 from his parents. Mark helped out numerous neighbors bailing hay and doing various chores. He was a “jack of all trades” and could build anything. After retiring, he was a chauffeur for local Amish in the community.

Mark’s grandchildren were his everything. They were the light of his life. His favorite moments were seeing Danielle, Douglas, Taylor, Lauren and Jodee in his tractor. He would question the grandkids when they were in the house and not riding around in his tractors. He loved seeing those grandchildren in his tractor when he no longer could give them rides himself. Mark was over the moon when he recently became a great grandfather when Addilynn was born.

Mark will be dearly missed by his wife, Donna of Gilman; sons, John (Sarah Neisus) Kroeplin and Dean (Sarah) Kroeplin both of Thorp; his daughters, Mary Kroeplin of Thorp, Roselee (Kevin) Surufka of Monee, Ill. and Kami (Brent) Losiewicz of Lake Hallie; his brothers, LuVerne (Betty) Kroeplin of Thorp, Delano (Karen) Kroeplin, SR of Stanley, Jason (Shery) Kroeplin of Gilman and Randy Kroeplin of Medford; a brotherin- law, Patrick (Donna) Witek of Thorp; a sister-inlaw, Diane (Marv) Wulff of Lublin; his grandchildren, great-granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Robert and Marty Kroeplin; his sisters, Leona Turner, Violet McCartney and Joyce Kroeplin in infancy; and his brother-in-law, Edward “Corky” Witek.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Aspirus Kidney Care-Medford for the care they gave Mark the last few years. A very special thank you to Leroy Kroeplin. He was always a phone call away when Mark needed help. He was the silver lining on a bad day.

We would also like to thank Jason, Del and Karen for lending a helping hand and always available to listen.

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