Mark R. Nowak, 66, of Merrill passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
Mark was born October 18, 1956 in Wausau to the late Robert L. and Eveline (Glatczak) Nowak. He attended Wausau West High School, after which he enlisted in the Army National Guard. Mark worked at Marathon Electric (Regal Beloit) for over 30 years, after retiring, he drove bus within Merrill school district. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. Mark was also an avid fan of the Packers, Brewers, Bucks and Badgers. He was known for being the comedian of any occasion, with his loud and boisterous personality. We will all miss his kind and loving heart.
Survivors include his five sons; Robert J. (Jennifer) Nowak, Timothy (Kimberly Nowak, Brian (Lindsey) Nowak, Jeremiah (Erin) Nowak, and Lance (Jessica) Nowak; two step-daughters Naomi Watson-Dye and Michelle Watson-Dye; five siblings Barbara Tesch, Dorene "Dee" (John) DeLaporte, Patrick (Linda) Nowak, Bobbi Rose Foster and Kim McTavish; twenty five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Carla Bennett-Nowak, brothers-in-law, Lance Tesch and David Foster and his best friend, Lee Miller.
Visitation will be Friday, January 20, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. There will be a prayer service beginning at 5:00 p.m. followed by military honors.