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Mark Terpstra

March 15, 2019

Mark Terpstra Mark Donald Terpstra
Mark Donald Terpstra, 54, of La Crosse passed away Friday, March 15, 2019. Jandt Fredrickson funeral home is assisting the family. Funeral service with Holy Eucharist will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at Christ Episcopal Church, 111 N. 9th St, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to time of service. A complete obituary is forthcoming.
Published on March 17, 2019
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Eliott Monte
Mar 23, 2019
Mark was always a kind spirited person. When me and Nate would hang out, Mark would always provide humor and interesting remarks. He worked hard to make us delicious meals whilst I stayed at his home. Overall, he was a fighter and a hard worker. rest in peace.
Mark Mohr
Mar 23, 2019
May all your signals
be clear.
May all your switches
be lined.
And all your work
high balled.

Well done, good friend.
Michael Banks
Mar 22, 2019
It was an honor to serve with Mark as officers with the BLET, and a privilege to call him my friend. He will be missed.
Cameron Dull
Mar 21, 2019
Mark was a bit of a second father figure personally. I'll never forget having to eat super fast at sleepovers so Nate could make it to church, or those darn miniature chocolate chip pancakes. Truly a well rounded community individual. Rest easy.
Jeffrey Parker
Mar 21, 2019
I’ve known you most of my life. There was never a dull moment with you. And that was never a bad thing. You will be missed by our family, which was yours. Thoughts and prayers my old friend.
Jim Cuvar
Mar 20, 2019
Mark, we had a lot of good tips together on the trains. Even had a good time on the town job. I am saddened by your departure and will always be proud to have called you my friend. Clear signals ahead...
Ellie St John
Mar 19, 2019
My sincere sympathies to you and Nate. Prayers of courage for you in these days ahead. We will miss him for sure. "Eternal rest grant unto Mark oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him." May he rest in peace.
Paul, Terri, Emma and Sophia Erickson
Mar 19, 2019
Jennifer and Nate, the right words are so hard to find at these times. We are truely sorry for your loss and we think and pray for you often. May your memories fill your hearts with love and joy.
Rita Sanchez
Mar 18, 2019
Dearest Jen, My sincerest sympathy to you and Nate. Mark will be always remembered for the loving, caring, (unable to clap on time) guy that made everyone who knew him love him. I certainly feel your pain and will pray for you and Nate that your grief will be bearable. May he Rest In Peace.
Carl Smith
Mar 18, 2019
I met Mark the day he came down to the yard office to see about hiring on the railroad. To my benefit he was hired and I got the opportunity to know Mark better. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.
Tiancheng Xie
Mar 18, 2019
You are my best friend forever, Terp.
Brian and Ginger Lasch
Mar 18, 2019
Someone so special can never be forgotten.
Class of 1983
Mar 18, 2019
Mark was a wonderful classmate, and friend. You will be sadly missed.!
Scott Erickson
Mar 17, 2019
Thoughts and Prayers to Marks family. He made our Oktoberfest visits better with his music and smile. God Bless.
Jeff and Patti Lokken
Mar 17, 2019
Mark was a student of Jeff’s at Onalaska High and then our paths crossed again for many years with Oktoberfest and the Parade Marshals. We so e joyed Mark’s wit and many talents. Especially his banjo music and fun spirit at Fest Visits! Thinking of you Jennifer and Nate at this sad time. May you be flooded with happy memories. I have visions of Mark and his duckbill platypus! A great musician is in the heavenly realms today!
Tom Witzke Sr
Mar 17, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark's family. I have known Mark for many years and worked with him on the railroad. I will always remember Mark. Rest in Peace Dear Friend. Tom and Darlene Witzke
Loren Molling
Mar 17, 2019
You have reached your reward in heaven my friend! I was honored to serve with you on the Op-Stop committee and run with you often when I worked for BNSF! My condolences and prayers to Mark's wife and son!!
Mar 17, 2019
Sandra and Gail Cleary
Mar 17, 2019
Mark was such a wonder man. Bringing joy to those around him. We will miss him.
lola mueller
Mar 17, 2019
I also worked with Mark on BNSF rail road. Many good trips on the rails. My prayers to his family. God Bless. Lola
Ron & Donna Mae Phillips
Mar 17, 2019
Our prayers go out to you and Nate. May you find comfort in the knowledge that Mark is at peace with his Lord and Savior. With sincere sympathy.
Jed Nestingen
Mar 17, 2019
What a character to work with on the R.R. Had some really good times with him. Sorry to see you leave us. I will remember you forever Mark..R.I.P.
Jerry and Nan Kember
Mar 17, 2019
We have so many special memories of Mark. His infectious smile, kind spirit, talent and dedication to the Oktoberfest family. He was loved by many! We are blessed to have enjoyed his friendship, and share his love of life. Prayers go out to his family.
Christopher and Susan Hoghaug
Mar 17, 2019
We had the privilege of enjoying Mark’s company the past two plus years through the Oktoberfest organization. Mark, you will be missed by so many. Your smile, conversation and spirit lifted so many. Chris and I are honored to have known you. Blessings and condolences to you and your family.
Vince and Kristie Ristow
Mar 17, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss.