Mark A. Peska, age 48 of Marengo, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, following a sudden illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 21, 2015, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating. Burial: Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with a Rosary recited at 7 P.M. A general memorial fund has been established.
Mark is survived by his wife Marina Peska of Moscow, Russia; his son Marcus (Britani) of Cabot, AR, a granddaughter, Isabella Davies of Cabot; his mother Cynthia Peska of Marengo, a brother Mike (Robin) of Marengo, 13 nieces and nephews, and his ex-wife and lifelong friend, Dawn Erger Peska of Cedar Rapids.
Mark was preceded in death by his father Delbert, two daughters, Jillian and Justine, and two nephews, Christopher and Jared.
Mark Albert Peska was born October 7, 1966 in Marengo, Iowa, the son of Delbert and Cynthia Albert Peska. He attended the Iowa Valley of Marengo schools and later received his GED from Kirkwood.
Mark was owner and operator of Peska Salvage, Marengo. He spent most of his time working on cars whether it be business or pleasure. He frequented swap meets and flea markets. He collected die cast cars and enjoyed constructing model cars. He enjoyed helping Mike and family with the demo derby cars. He especially liked to spend his free time exploring Iowa with his family. Mark had a sentimental side, a giving heart, and was always surprising someone with a memento from one of his excursions. He always has his family and friends in his thoughts.