Mark James Von Dross

Oct. 20, 1953 — Oct. 30, 2014

Mark James Von Dross, lifelong resident of Waukesha, passed away peacefully at AngelsGrace hospice on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the age of 61 years. He was born on Oct. 20, 1953, the son of James and Carol (nee Gothow) Von Dross.

On Sept. 10, 1983, he married De Vere Dreger. He proudly founded and owned Diversified Construction Services for over twenty years. He took great pride in teaching his son, Max, the tools of the trade while they worked side by side.

Mark enjoyed sailing and co-founded the Strictly Sail boat show. He was a Civil Air Patrol and Experimental Aircraft Association member. Mark was also a ham radio enthusiast and an avid reader. His friends knew him as a “MacGyver,” as he was the person everyone leaned on to fix things.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his son, Max.

Mark will be deeply missed by his wife, De Vere; son, Max; mother, Carol; sister, Holly (Gary) Von Dross; brother, John Von Dross; and sisters-in-law Kristine Velleman and Patricia (James) Golsteyn.

Mark is further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James.

The first visitation for Mark will be on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. A second visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until Mark’s celebration of life at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home (see address above). The Rev.

Howard Haase will be officiating. Entombment will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.