Mark Richard Laemmrich was born January 5, 1954 and died peacefully surrounded by family on April 11, 2021. He graduated from St. Mary High School in Menasha and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota, class of 1976. While at the University of Minnesota he received the Robert Slater Service Award. He married Margaret “Peggy” Clifford on July 31, 1976 and they were married for 44 blessed years.
Mark was employed for 25 years as a funeral director and part owner of Laemmrich Funeral Home. He was very proud of his heritage and being the 5th generation of the Laemmrich Funeral Home. Later he was employed at IPA for 12 years in sales.
He coached basketball at St. Mary’s grade school, high school, and Assistant Coach at St. Norbert’s College, and Marian University. He loved to golf, follow and cheer on the Green Bay Packers, Brewers, and Bucks. He even had the opportunity of attending the Ice Bowl.
The love of his life was his wife, Peggy, his children and grandchildren. When he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L) his wife was his “rock” and family was everything.
He is preceded in death by his parents Richard and Rosemary Laemmrich; his sister, Barbara Heus; father-in-law, George W. Clifford. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Laemmrich; three daughters: Erin Laemmrich (partner John Bambino of Chicago), Meghan King (Bryan King of Grimes, IA), Shannon Laemmrich (partner Gilbert Carter Jr. of Inver Grove Heights, MN); two sons: Alan Laemmrich (Anne Laemmrich of Woodbury, MN), Kevin Laemmrich (Autumn Laemmrich of Girdwood, AK); five grandchildren Avah, Olivia, and Carter King (Laemmrich), Grace and Ted Laemmrich, mother-in-law, Ruth Clifford. He is further survived by numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and other relatives.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Menasha (528 2nd St., Menasha) on Friday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Paul Paider officiating. Visitation will be at St. Mary church prior to mass beginning at 10:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Menasha.
A special thank you to the nurses and doctors on T12 oncology at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. A special thank you to Breanna Simmons and Kate Barrie, Dr. Stephen Medlin and Dr. Zartash Gul.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.