Mark Gordon “Sharkey” Dehner

Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2012


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 10, 2012


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Mark Gordon “Sharkey” Dehner, 74, of Burlington, died at his residence on Tuesday morning, April 3, 2012.

Born on March 18, 1938 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Paul A. and Margaret Elizabeth Kern Dehner. He married Annalee Wiemer on June 17, 1961 in Burlington, Iowa.

Mark served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was owner/operator of Dehner’s Seed & Supply. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a Green Bay Packers fan, Iowa Hawkeyes fan, Los Angeles Lakers fan and a member of the Cascade Boat Club. He was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Annalee; one son, Mark A. Dehner of Howell, Michigan; two daughters, Melinda (Scott) Brueck of Urbandale, Iowa and Michelle (Nick) Crow of Urbandale, Iowa; six grandchildren, Cameron & Parker Brueck, Bella & Eli Crow and Meagan & Mason Dehner; two brothers, David Dehner of Burlington, Iowa and James Douglas Dehner of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three sisters, Marilyn Fedele of Ringwood, New Jersey, Linda Breen of Lincoln, Nebraska and Chris Thomson of Sperry, Iowa; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gloria.

The Funeral Mass for Mark Gordon “Sharkey” Dehner will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. The Celebrant will be Fr. Anthony J. Herold. Special music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends in Prugh’s Chapel on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel.

A memorial has been established in memory of Mark Dehner.

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Renee & Brian Japsen
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
We are so sorry to have learned about Mark... as everyone else has, or surely will say, what a truly great guy/dad/Grandpa/husband/brother/ friend. Our prayers go out to all of the family.

Kathy Geren
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
I have not known Mark very long but he was always friendly and very nice! He showed my grandchildren how he could sound like Darth Vader and they loved it. Mark seemed to be an honest man who would always smile and wave at me whenever he saw me. Even though I hadn't known Mark long, he's a person that I'm so glad to have had the pleasure of knowing. My thoughts and prayers going out to the family and friends! RIP Mark!

Chris Hausner
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
Words can't even express the loss I feel personally, and for you Annie, Mindy, Michelle & Markie, my deepest sympathies. I have always placed Mark on that High pedistal with my DAD, Mark's best friend. I have so many memories from childhood on up of Mark and all of us together. Everytime we think of Mark we "Laugh". He brought such joy and fun into our lives. There was never a dull moment when Mark was around. He was a true wonderful soul. He will be missed, but faith has taught me that he is in a happier place than any of us completley understand or knows yet. GOD is taking care of your Husband Anne, your Dad, Mindy, Michelle, and Mark, and My Dad's Best Friend, everyone's friend. Mark was loved, and will always remain in everyones heart and memories.

Love and PRAYERS always, Chris(BUNS)Houck-Hausner

Jennifer & Randy Heitman
   Posted Wed April 04, 2012
We are so sorry for your family's loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Budzyn Larson
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
We are praying for you all and really know how hard it is. Keep those wonderful memories and Mark v oice with her every step of the way and the love nad laughs will be with you. We are thinking of you all.

Mary and family

kristin ertzinger
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
Growing up on S. 3rd Street wouldn't have been the same w/out Big Mark. The memories will live on forever. Thinking of you all during your time of grieving.

Sue Nichols
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially Michelle, Nick and family. WE have great memories of visiting with him in Urbandale.
Bob and Sue Nichols

Kelly Portz
   Posted Thu April 05, 2012
Mark, thank you for the great memories I had as a young child, our familys getting together for taco night at your house, and the many times you invited us to the lake for group gatherings. It was so much fun and I'll never forget it. You always kept us in stiches. Such an entertaining man. Thank you Mark. Annie, Mindy, Michelle, Mark, we have you in our prayers. Kelly Portz and family.

The Nichols
   Posted Fri April 06, 2012
Our prayers go out to all of you and we are so very sorry for your loss. “Grandpa Dehner” was such a kind and sweet gentleman whenever he visited 77th Place Circle. What wonderful, wonderful memories your family has to forever cherish. His kindhearted spirit lives on through his children and grandchildren ...the truest of legacies.
~ Jason, Amy, Josh and Libby Nichols

Lynne & Mike Brooks
   Posted Fri April 06, 2012
Annie and family. So very sorry to read of Mark's passing. We did not know him real well but always enjoyed being with the two of you. He was fun to be around and our prayers go out to you and your family.
Love, Lynne & Mike

David Berry
   Posted Sat April 07, 2012
Words. They don't come easy for me, especially at this time. I only have good memories of Mark, growing up with his son, and working years ago with his daughters. I knew him to be a good, honest family man with a wonderful sense of humor. He was loved and repected by all who knew him. May God provide peace and comfort to the Dehner family. Rest in peace, Mark.

Steve and Sandy Langridge
   Posted Sun April 08, 2012
Scott, Mindy,Cameron and Parker plus the Dehner family.
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Did not know your Dad very well but heard what a great person he was.

Rachel Cadena
   Posted Tue April 10, 2012
Very sorry for your loss. May fond memories of Mark be with you always.

Elizabeth (Liz) Champion
   Posted Wed April 11, 2012
Annie, my condolences to you and your family on the death of Mark. Yes, I knew Mark for a long time. My parents kept the Dehner Seed Store in business as well as I when I lived in Burlington.
I hope that as time goes on you will remember the good times. Hope to see you in October 2012.
Love, Liz Rayer Champion

Sue Johnson
   Posted Thu April 12, 2012
Ann,
I'm so sorry that you lost Mark, I'm so appreciative that I had the chance to know the both of you and your family and get to share in his great sense of humor. He will be missed by all.

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