Mark Joseph Roethler was born in Marcus on Nov. 17, 1940 , to Raymond and Imelda (Kass) Roethler. He was a 1958 graduate of Holy Name High School in Marcus, and was honorably discharged after serving in the US Army from October 1958 - July 1961.
Mark married Mary Hunt on Aug. 10, 1963, and he owned and operated Mark's Electric for over 40 years. He graduated from Dallas Mortuary Institute in 1973, and upon returning to Marcus he owned and operated the Roethler Funeral Chapel for over 25 years. Mark was a member of the Marcus Lions Club and coordinated their sponsored Little League for many years. He was also a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, and was an avid fisherman, golfer and die-hard Raiders fan.
Mark was preceded in death by his father Raymond; a sister-in-law, Sandra Roethler; a sister, Eleanor Thompson; a brother, Paul Roethler; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Dunne.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary ; his four children, Ann Schmillen, Tim (Lori) Roethler, Jill (Mark) Frein, all of St Louis, Mo.,and Tony Roethler of Phoenix, Ariz.; his eight grandchildren, Joshua, Amber, Davis, Mason, Emma, Olivia, Grace and Jacob; his mother Imelda; his siblings, Shirley Dunne, Wayne (Rusty) Roethler, Marvin Roethler, Joan (Bill) Tentinger and Julie (Randy) Hoeg; and his many Roethler and Hunt nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to any of the following: Catholic Charities of the Sioux City Diocese, Holy Name Beautification Fund of Marcus, and the Marcus Community Ministry Food Pantry.