American Veteran 04

Mark W. Twing

April 10, 1961 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 60)

Obituary

Mark Walter Twing, age 60, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital Friday,  January 7, 2022. 

He was born April 10, 1961 in Madison, the son of Dyer Twing and Diane Hons Solterman. He was a 1979 graduate of Deforest High School. Mark proudly served in the Army and Army Reserves for a total of 22 years, where he was a Sergeant First Class/E7/Drill Sergeant. He was employed with Madison Freight Systems, then at Walgreens driving truck, and lastly retired after 18 years with Trachte Building Systems.  Mark was a true Ford fan and he enjoyed motorcycles, trucks, his red Mustang convertible, and John Deere lawn mower. He recently found enjoyment in coin collecting. 

Mark was quite the character. He tried to show the tough exterior but deep down he was a teddy bear. He always tried to make people laugh with his witty one-line phrases and jokes. “If you can’t do it the right way, don’t do it at all.”

Survivors include beloved wife of 34 years, Dawn; proud father of two sons, Matthew (Kayla) Twing of Beaver Dam and Tyler (Amelia) Twing of Oshkosh. Mark is further survived by his mother; sister; Shelley (Tim Walsvick) Twing of Morrisonville; step-sister Beth (Randy) Krey of Wisconsin Rapids;  step-brothers Greg, Tom and Chris Hons; mother-in-law Eleanor Corning of Rio; brothers-in-law Craig (Rhonda) Corning of Rio and Dave (April) Corning of Beloit; sister-in-law Cheryl (Jeff) Dolsey of Black River Falls; Godson Jeffery Corning, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Dyer Twing; brothers Tom and Steve Twing; grandparents Eileen and Otto Reynolds; grandparents Isabel and Elmer Weichmann; grandfather Walter Twing; uncle Dennis Twing; cousin Casey Vogeler; father-in-law Donald Corning, and step-fathers Richard Hons and Richard Solterman. 

Memorial services with full military honors will be held Saturday, January 22 at 3 PM at Grasse Funeral Home in Rio. Visitation will be held from 1 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, you can make donations to Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation @ myotonic.org. The Twing family requests all guests please wear a mask for the safety of our friends and family. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Grasse Funeral Service - Rio
401 Angel Way
Rio, WI 53960

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

3:00 PM
Grasse Funeral Service - Rio
401 Angel Way
Rio, WI 53960

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