Sunday, October 12, 2003

In Memory of LCDR Mark Damisch



MARK D. DAMISCH - VP-10 P-3C Patrol Plane Commander

TOLEDO — A funeral liturgy will be celebrated for Mark Daniel Damisch at 10:30 a.of his death, Mark was employed as a computer consultant at MergeGlobal in Arlington.

Mark had a passion for aerobatic flying. He recently started skydiving as a hobby. He adored his dog, Banja.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Damisch Jr.; his grandfathers, Charles Damisch Sr. and BerDell DuToit; and a cousin, Martin Sebesta.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Damisch of Toledo, a brother, Terry Damisch and his wife, Wendy, of Victor, Iowa; a brother, Ron Damisch and his wife, Gwen, of Marengo, Iowa; a sister, Brenda Damisch of Urbandale; a brother, Kevin Damisch of Cedar Rapids; his grandmothers, Elsie Damisch of Cedar Rapids and Elsie DuToit of Toledo; and seven nieces and nephews.

Mark's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hand Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-2420.

m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Tama with Reverend Keith Birch officiating. Burial will be in the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Tama, with military honors being provided by the Reinig-Fredrich American Legion Post #72, of Toledo.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at the Hand Funeral Home in Tama, where the family will be present to greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a vigil service held at 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel of the Hand Funeral Home, Tama. A memorial service will be held at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8.

A memorial fund is being established.

Mark D. Damisch, 37, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Garner, entered into eternal rest Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2003, as a result of fatal injuries he sustained in a plane accident near Queen Anne, Maryland.

He had been flying aerobatic maneuvers in preparation for an upcoming International Aerobatic Club competition.

Mark Daniel Damisch was born on April 30, 1966, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Later that same year his family moved to the Cedar Rapids area. In 1976, his family moved to Garner where Mark graduated from the Garner-Hayfield High School in 1984 and later from the United States Naval Academy in 1988. He went on to serve our country in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and flight instructor until 1996. He then worked as a computer consultant in Arlington, Va. He also served as a pilot in the United States Navy Reserve until 1999, at which time he left as a Lieutenant Commander.

At the time of his death, Mark was employed as a computer consultant at MergeGlobal in Arlington.

Mark had a passion for aerobatic flying. He recently started skydiving as a hobby. He adored his dog, Banja.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Damisch Jr.; his grandfathers, Charles Damisch Sr. and BerDell DuToit; and a cousin, Martin Sebesta.

He is survived by his mother, Betty Damisch of Toledo, a brother, Terry Damisch and his wife, Wendy, of Victor, Iowa; a brother, Ron Damisch and his wife, Gwen, of Marengo, Iowa; a sister, Brenda Damisch of Urbandale; a brother, Kevin Damisch of Cedar Rapids; his grandmothers, Elsie Damisch of Cedar Rapids and Elsie DuToit of Toledo; and seven nieces and nephews.

Mark's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hand Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo, (641) 484-2420.

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