Marcus Espey

Marcus W. Espey, 56, of Fayette, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at his home in Fayette.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Fayette Community Church with Pastor Carl Tenney officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Wednesday, March 18th at the church and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting the Espey family.                              

Marcus William, son of Elmer K. and Edna Marie Jungers Espey, was born April 16, 1958, at Estherville, Iowa. After moving with his family to Spencer, he graduated from Spencer High School, and later from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. On May 21, 1983, he was united in marriage with Tammy Johnson at Napoleon, Missouri. Marcus has been employed for many years by the State of Iowa as an IT specialist II. He also enjoyed computers in his leisure time, as well as fishing, hunting, motorcycle riding, target shooting, but most of all enjoyed the time spent with his grandbabies.

In addition to his wife, Tammy of Fayette, he is survived by three daughters, Lindsey Espey of Waterloo, Ashley (Anthony) Reisner of Hazelton, and Rebecca (Joshua) Tegeler of Maynard; three grandchildren, Aubree Espey, Lydia Tegeler, and Jaden Espey; two brothers, Elmer “Butch” (Peggy) Espey of Byron, Minnesota and Joseph Espey of Spencer; two sisters, Helen Walker of Spencer and Shirley (Eldon) Gillmore of Martelle; and several nieces and nephews.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents; a stillborn brother, Gerald Joseph; and his wife’s parents, David and Mary Johnson.


Vera Wallican on March 26, 2015 at 9:11 AM said:

Mark will be greatly missed at DHS. He was a kind, compassionate man with the gift of humor. He loved his family and smiled from ear to ear as he talked about his grandchildren. My condolences to all his loved ones.
John Wright on March 19, 2015 at 7:20 AM said:

My prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am sorry that your loved one was taken away untimely. I knew Mark from working with him at DHS. He will be sorely missed here because of his wonderful humor and fantastic ability to solve any IT problem. JW.
Mel Jefferson on March 18, 2015 at 4:22 PM said:

My prayers and sympathy for the entire family. Although I recently met Marcus, the impressions from our conversations will be held high. I'm grateful to have met him.
Colette Shull on March 18, 2015 at 2:08 PM said:

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mark's passing. He will be missed. My sympathies to all of the family at this difficult time.
Pam Delphey on March 18, 2015 at 2:06 PM said:

I worked with Mark for many years at DHS. I knew I could call him and get help with my computer problems. He would tease me but then would get the problem rectified. So sorry for your loss.
Brenda Hildebrand on March 18, 2015 at 9:16 AM said:

Thinking about you. Hugs to all.
Carol_Ackerman on March 17, 2015 at 6:30 PM said:

You have my sympathy in the loss of Mark. I worked closely with Mark when we were located at 501 Sycamore in Waterloo. He shared many stories of the kids growing up and the dog that you had at that time. I am sorry for your loss. RIP Mark.
Brent on March 17, 2015 at 4:30 PM said:

I wish I could have known Mark a bit more than I did. I have worked with Mark more than a decade and believe me; I’m a bit to work with. I know he is a good man and will be a shining in heaven, he will be missed dearly.
Kathy Berns on March 17, 2015 at 1:01 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing! I know how much he was looking forward to retirement with the State. Family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deena on March 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM said:

Hi Tammy,
I just heard the news, may God give you strength now and for the hard times ahead. Marc always had an interesting viewpoint and was HILARIOUS to visit with. Give my love to Becky.
Let me know if there's anything I can do, please.
Vickie Westendorf on March 17, 2015 at 9:26 AM said:

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. I worked with him for many years at DHS. He was a wonderful person and always talked about his children and grand children. He will be missed by many. Prayers to the family at this difficult time.
Rudy Schaff on March 17, 2015 at 6:40 AM said:

Mark was a good friend, and a friend to many. He will be missed.

For if we have been united with him (Jesus) in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Romans 6:5
Vicki Callahan on March 17, 2015 at 6:33 AM said:

My deepest sympathies to all of Mark's family at this difficult time. I worked with Mark at DHS for over 25 years and my prayers are with you.
Lois Burg on March 17, 2015 at 6:26 AM said:

My thoughts and prayers to all of Mark's families during this difficult time. He is at peace now. I worked with Mark during his time at DHS.
Lauren Holst on March 17, 2015 at 5:08 AM said:

The love and devotion Mark felt for his family was evident to all who worked with him. His wit, his talent, and his presence will be greatly missed.
Kathy Smith on March 16, 2015 at 6:12 PM said:

I was sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I knew Mark thru DHS for many years. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Dave & Cheryl Hanson, Fayette on March 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM said:

Becky And family- So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. We will be praying for strength for you in the weeks and months to come.
Skip - Mary on March 16, 2015 at 4:51 PM said:

What a great picture! He is a wonderful man and father. Rest in peace Mark. You will be greatly missed.
Kathleen Loonan on March 16, 2015 at 4:31 PM said:

Mark was a good man with strong values. His wife and daughters were his world. Rest in peace, Mark.
Nan Southey on March 16, 2015 at 2:38 PM said:

God called him home, peace to his family.
david and cheryl robinson on March 16, 2015 at 1:53 PM said:

Ashley sorry to hear about your dad our prayers are with you ifyou need anything let us know god bless
Deb Young on March 16, 2015 at 11:16 AM said:

Am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I've known Mark for many years working at DHS. He was always helpful when the darn computer would not cooperate! Will always remember him as a fun loving and music loving person!! Rest in peace now Mark. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.
Tereasa Lenius on March 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM said:

I was really saddened to hear about Mark's passing. I was just getting to know him and am sorry I won't have a chance to get to know him better. My thoughts are with the family in this very difficult time.

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