Mark D. Kausalik Sr. age 69, of Ft Myers, Fl. passed away peacefully at his home with his wife, Kathy (Ballard) and his sister Beth (Kausalik) Bushonville by his side.
Mark was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on November 24, 1950, the son of the late Ramy Kausalik and Virginia (Brady) Kausalik. Mark attended school in Kenosha, WI and graduated from Tremper High School. He went on to college, graduating with a Bachelors Degree from the University of WI, Stevens Point. After graduation he joined the business world as Assistant Mgr. and then Manager of various furniture stores in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. He took struggling stores and turned them around into thriving successful stores. After helping so many others, he decided to apply his skills to a business of his own and became owner of a “Signs Now “ franchise. After a slow start due to the poor economy in 2007-08, Mark turned his franchise into a successful business, assisted by his son Mark Jr and daughter-in-law Jessica (Crandall) Kausalik.
Mark and wife Kathy were avid animal lovers and were involved with the Animal Refuge Center (ARC) rescuing and fostering numerous cats, dogs and birds, Mark left behind his best friend a cat named Bocelli.
Mark is survived by his wife Kathy, son Mark Jr. (Jessica) and granddaughter Abigail Mae. He is also survived by his brother Ken (Chuck) Kausalik-Boe, sister Beth (Wayne) Bushonville, sister Connie (Doug) Wierman, brother Lance (Diane) Kausalik, and many nieces and nephews. Mother-in-law, Edith Marie Warren, Father-in-law, Phil (Barbara) Ballard, sister-in-law Peggy, brother-in-law Paull (Candy) Gonzalez. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother James Kausalik, his older sister Janice (Maurice) Blackburn of Australia, and brother-in-law Wayne (Beth) Bushonville.
A memorial service will be held after the first of the year, date, time, and place to be determined. In lieu of flowers or memorials, please feel free to make a donation to the Animal Refuge Center or to Hope Hospice, a special team of people who helped ease his journey.