Mark Gay

Date of Death: Feb 09, 2014
Mark Gay
[highlight_text] (1958 – 2014) [/highlight_text] Mark Robert Gay, 55, of Waupun, WI passed on February 9, 2014 to one of God’s angels.


[leftcolumn] Mark was born July 13, 1958 in Paducah, KY, the son of Wanda Lee and James Harmon Gay. On May 23, 2009 he married Elizabeth Busch-Gay. Mark loved duck hunting, music, hiking, boating, fishing, and gardening. He enjoyed playing with his dogs, Taz and Breuster. For the past 10 years Mark worked for J.F. Ahern Company as a Project Manager for the pipe fabrication division. Mark enjoyed working for J.F. Ahern Company, running multi-million dollar projects.

Mark leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth Busch-Gay of Waupun; parents, James and Wanda Gay of Paducah, KY; a daughter, Jessica (Eric) Hobbs of Paducah, KY; a step-daughter, Lindsay (Jordan) Sterk of Waupun; a step-son, Justin Loeck of Waupun; a brother, Chad Gay of Paducah, KY; two grandchildren, Tanner Hobbs of Paducah, KY and Landon Loeck of Waupun; and a nephew, Colt Gay of Paducah, KY.

Mark was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Gay.


[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Mark Robert Gay will be held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun with Pastor Mike Giebink officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Memorial Contributions: [/highlight_text] In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ducks Unlimited.



  1. belinda weitlauf Says: February 13, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Dear Wanda and Jimmy I was so sorry to here about Mark. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It seems like yesterday that Chad and Jea were swimming in the back yard. And Jessica aned Sarah were in dance classes. It is a comfort to know that people loved him. Please convey my condolences to his wife and family. Sincerely Belinda Weitlauf

  2. Brian Burnett Says: February 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    My heart is aching over the loss of a good friend. Mark and I were neighbors from an early age, played together, went to grade school and high school together. We had a lot of fun and Mark always treated me well. Like so many after graduating high school, I lost track of Mark, but would think of him from time to time. I recently found a black and white picture of Mark from grade school. Why I had kept it, I don’t know but maybe it brought back good memories of friends and when things were so much simpler. I’m glad I kept it.
    To Mr. and Mrs. Gay and Mark’s family: You will all be in my prayers during your time of sorrow. Trust in the Lord and He will comfort you.
    Brian Burnett, Mayfield, KY

  3. Karen and Denis Christopherson Says: February 14, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Always with a smile, a joke and an occasional “woo hoo”, Mark filled any room with his love of life . We will be praying for you Liz, and Mark’s entire family as you struggle through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies for the loss of a life well lived.

    Denis and Karen

  4. Dear Gay Family;
    I am so very sorry for your loss. May you cherish loving memories of laughter and good times spent together, and my those memories bring you joy and warm your heart. Death is our enemy. It can and does have a devastating effect on family and friends. But, can you imagine one day the headline on the front page of the newspaper reading “DEATH AND SICKNESS ARE NO MORE!”? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
    God has made that very promise to us at Rev 21:4: “And [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Along with that promise Acts 24:15 holds out the hope of the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in death.
    As you grieve the loss Mark may Jehovah, the Father of tender mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials” (2 Cor. 1:3.4) comfort you in your time of need.

  5. Susan Fischer Says: February 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Liz and Family-Wanted to send my condolences as I was unable to attend visitation. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Remember that loved ones are never truely gone as long as we have wonderful memories of them. With sympathy-Susie

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