Mark Byron Wessels

Mark Byron Wessels

Mark Byron Wessels

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Mark Byron Wessels, 68, passed away on Feb. 17, 2023.

He was born on Nov. 28, 1954, in Anamosa, Iowa, to George and Lucille Wessels. He grew up in Anamosa and Albuquerque, N.M., where he graduated from Manzano High School. He went on to work alongside his family at as an electrician for nearly 50 years, retiring in Tennessee.

Mark was known for his warm and kind heart, gentle spirit, sense of humor, generous nature and infectious smile. He loved golfing, riding dirt bikes, mowing his lawn, snuggling his grandbabies, walking his dog Kiki and, most of all, spending time with his family. He loved spending his retirement years traveling with his wife in their R.V.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille Wessels; his brothers, Larry and David Wessels; and his sister, Naomi Rose.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Peggy Wessels; two children, Shannon (Ben) Stibolt and Ryan (Macie) Wessels; his adoring grandchildren, Benson and David Stilbolt; and siblings, Gary (Kim) Wessels, Robert (Judith) Wessels, Janet Wessels, Sharon Brink, Sheryl (Dennis) Frantz and Cindy (Pat) Mancini.

He will be remembered by his expansive extended family and friends, who loved him dearly.

The funeral service for Mark Wessels will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Friends and family are welcome to attend. A Celebration of Life will be held in Columbia, Tenn. at a later date. Please visit to share your thoughts, memories, stories and condolences with the family. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations to Mark’s medical fund ( would be appreciated.

To know him was to love him. Mark will be deeply missed by all. He touched the lives of many and will be remembered with immense love and affection.

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