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Mark Kausalik Sr
  • November 24, 1950
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  • November 27, 2019

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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.

 


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  1. 10 Dec 2019
    Larry Norris says:
    Dear Kathy and Family;

    Our hearts are with you at this difficult time.
    He was loved and he will be missed!

    Larry & Renee

  2. 07 Dec 2019
    Daniella says:
    I wish I knew Mark better but will always be grateful for the times we spoke and on the New Year’s Eve we shared as neighbors, I knew that he was a special person. I’ve since learned so much more about Mark through my friendship with his wonderful wife.
    Kathy, may your memories sustain you. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family. Rest eternally Mark

  3. 07 Dec 2019
    4EFH says:
    My deepest sympathy and prayers. I wish I got to know Mark better - but the times we spoke and the New Years Eve we shared as neighbors, I knew he was a special person. I’ve since been fortunate to learn so much more about him through my friendship to his wonderful wife. May Mark rest eternally. Kathy - may the memories sustain you and all of the family. RIP Mark

  4. 06 Dec 2019
    Mary (Mueller) Della Chiesa says:
    So many years of childhood family memories...everyone makes my heart smile. Mark will be deeply missed by all. He touched and enriched so many lives. Reunited with family members too soon, but surely welcomed with open arms. Finally at peace.
    Sending prayers for strength to my adopted family!

  5. 05 Dec 2019
    Genevieve Bazer lit a candle:
    Lit since December 5, 2019 at 12:49:53 PM

  6. 05 Dec 2019
    Marlin A Smith says:
    Mark was and always will be a great man who will be missed by all of us who had the honor of knowing him. Always had a kind word for anyone he ever met. I will miss you my friend.

  7. 05 Dec 2019
    Peggy Ballard says:
    I have known Mark for the 30 years that he has known and been married to my sister. He is one of the best men I have ever known. He is a great husband, father, brother, brother in law, and friend. Our hearts are broken. Love and miss him terribly.

  8. 04 Dec 2019
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    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:50:35 PM

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    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:36:33 PM

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  11. 04 Dec 2019
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    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:23:16 PM

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    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:55:23 PM

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    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:53:12 PM

  14. 04 Dec 2019
    Patsy Patrick Kausalik says:
    God speed, my friend. You were the very best father to our son, Mark - and to Jessica who loved you like her own father and to our precious granddaughter, Abby. You are a great man in our eyes and will be sorely missed by all who knew you.

  15. 04 Dec 2019
    Valeri Waldron says:
    Mark was such a wonderful man! You were such a loving husband,father, grandfather and an amazing friend to everyone who knew you. Our hearts will never be whole again after losing you but I rejoice in knowing you are with our heavenly father looking over us each and every day! I will never forget you and will miss you always! Wrap your loving grace around Kathy and let her know you will always be with her ❤️
    Valeri Waldron and Family

  16. 04 Dec 2019
    Sandy Regal lit a candle:
    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:29:59 PM

  17. 04 Dec 2019
    Margaret Biello says:
    Kathy...we are so sorry to hear about Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. Stephen & Peggie Biello

  18. 04 Dec 2019
    Terry Reeves lit a candle:
    Lit since December 4, 2019 at 12:17:35 PM

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