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By The Mercury

Mark Joseph Wurmlinger, 62, of Ogden, died Monday at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

Born on March 30, 1952, in Redford, Mich., he attended Redford Union High School, graduating in 1970.

Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam in the military police.  After an honorable discharge he remained as a Civil Service employee with Fort Riley Army Base in Kansas for 33 years.

During his lifetime he was member of both the VFW and the American Legion, where he served as commander, vice commander and finance officer.

Preceding him in death were his father Joseph and grandparents Casper and Barbara Wurmlinger and Nicholas and Mary Dulvick.

He is survived by his mother, Helene Wurmlinger of Idaho, sisters Donna (Jerry) Swift and Patricia Nothaft of Michigan, and brother, Eric (Rosalynd) Wurmlinger of Idaho.  He was uncle to Patrick, Kristina, and Mary-Kathryn Nothaft and Dane and Jillian Wurmlinger. 

A celebration of Mark’s life will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on April 18 at the American Legion Post at 215 Riley Ave. in Ogden.

Memorial contributions may be made to his beloved American Legion or the dedicated Good Shepherd Hospice House at 3801 Vanesta Dr., Manhattan, KS 66503.  This difficult transition was made easier by both of these wonderful organizations.

Mark was blessed with dedicated friends who respected, loved and cared for him.

He will be remembered for his excellent work ethic, spirit of generosity and unpretentious lifestyle.

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