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Mark David Medland

September 7, 2022 | 9 comments

Mark David Medland, 38, of Sparta, WI., died on September 1, 2022 at his home.
He was born March 2, 1984 in Salina, Kansas, the son of William J. and Donna
(Bahnaman) Medland. He is survived by his daughter Brooklyn Medland, his mother
Donna Medland, his sister Jeanne Medland, stepsister Bridget (Dr. Evan) Tepper,
niece Paige Tepper, and nephew Aidan Tepper, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mark’s family will have a private service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coulee Region Humane Society in Mark’s name.




  1. Shannon

    Rip mark 🙏 we may not have been super close but thank you for all the help you gave for my skylah we will miss you, be free

  2. Marlene Weisenbeck FSPA

    May you be at peace, Mark. Blessings to your mother Donna, your daughter Brooklyn, your sister Jeanne and step sister Bridget as they remember the goodness and struggles of your life. Sending prayers and love to all!

  3. Carolyn Bagniewski

    Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I hadn’t seen Mark much after you moved from next door. I still think of him as that kid who was always looking for fun and adventure. I still remember looking out the window one snowy winter day and seeing Ned and Mark sledding off the ROOF of your garage into the snow bank. 🙂 He always seemed smart and creative to me. They made a gocart together and I thought, “Mark, you should go into engineering”. Of course, then I found out they took it up Ebner Coulee and rode it down that street. I assume they had not thought of putting brakes on the cart. :-One time, several years after leaving our neighborhood and possibly just out of high school Mark stopped at our house just for a visit. How nice!! I know Mark struggled in life…but he always seemed to have a smile on his face and another adventure to pursue. God bless him and I pray he is at peace now. My sympathy to you and Jeanne and all of Mark’s extended family. Take care!

    • Donna Medland

      Thanks for sharing your memories of Mark. He did love adventure! We are trying to focus on the good times in his life.

  4. Mary Pretasky

    Oh Donna, I am SO SO sorry for the loss of your son. I can’t even imagine. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy.😢 Mary Pretasky

  5. Grant T. Smith

    I worked with President Medland at Viterbo University, and occasionally we would talk about our experiences with our children. We had more than a few things in common. I send my condolences to Donna at this time of grief. I hope that you will cling to those good memories you have of Mark to sustain you.

  6. Ned Bagniewski

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. We hadn’t kept in touch since you moved to Onalaska, but we had some fun times together when we were neighbors – climbing the bluffs, rollerblading, biking, etc. My condolences to Donna and the rest of Mark’s family. I’ll keep you in my thoughts during this difficult time and may Mark be at peace.

    • Donna Medland

      While looking through old photos, I found many of you and Mark. Although Mark had problems in his life, there were good times, too. We pray that he is enjoying his next big adventure.

  7. Celesta Day, FSPA

    Donna and all,
    You gave Mark much support. God reward your efforts and Mark’s. May he rest in peace and may his family remember the goodnesses in his life. Peace1


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