5pm to 7pm Monday, October 1st at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin
Mark Couch, age 60 of Hudson, died suddenly September 24th in Hudson, WI. Mark was born on December 7, 1957, the son of Stanley and Joyce (Anderson) Couch. He graduated from St. Croix Central High School and then attended vocational school to become a park ranger ; he worked at State parks in Grantsburg (Crex Meadows), Treampleau, and lastly Willow River in Hudson. He was not only a park ranger but also their maintenance man, repairing everything from mowers to toilets to the buildings. He then made a career change and went to work for the Minnesota Children's Museum where he was Manager of the Exhibit Production Shop.
Mark had an innate skill for being a handyman; he frequently ventured into plumbing, electrical and mechanical projects. His fascination with nature also allowed him to take up gardening and planting outside and at his greenhouse. In his spare time, Mark collected an assortment of fragile, elegant glassware; he had a vast collection of plates, old cookie jars and other glass antiques.
Mark will remain in the hearts if his mother, Joyce Couch of Hammond; sister, Deb (Roger) Veenendall of Baldwin; niece, Lindsay Veenendall and nephew, Logan Veenendall; as well as other extended family and numerous, close friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Couch.
A Celebration of Life for Mark Couch will be from 5pm to 7pm Monday, October 1st at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin. Interment will be private. Memorials are preferred.