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Mark Van Werden Osceola

Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 7:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 9:48 a.m. CDT

Mark Van Werden, 45, of Osceola died Aug. 11, 2013, at his home.

Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. The Rev. Chuck DeVos officiated. Memorials may be given to Clarke County Animal Shelter, 125 E. Ayers, Osceola, IA 50213. Online condolences may be left at

Mark William Van Werden, son of Dotti Gene (Don Carlos) and Larry P. Van Werden, was born Sept. 27, 1967, in Osceola.

Mark graduated from Clarke Community High School in 1986. He attended college and was one year from completing his finance degree.

Mark worked in landscaping for Earl May and recently worked at the Pepsi warehouse in Des Moines.

Mark is survived by his daughter Kynlee Brooke Van Werden of Winterset; parents, Larry and Dotti Van Werden of Osceola; brother Doug Van Werden of Osceola; sister Christi Van Werden of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother Mike Van Werden of San Diego, Calif.; other relatives and many friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his infant son Morgan W.E. Van Werden; and grandparents, Waldo and Dorothy Don Carlos and Charles and Virginia Van Werden.

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