Mark Wasilewski

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Mark Everette Wasilewski, 53, of St. Charles, MO, born May 24, 1964 in Belleville, IL, died Friday, October 13, 2017, in Belleville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Wasilewski.

Surviving are his children, Laurin (Dustin) Clary, Rachel Wasilewski,
and Max Wasilewski (Pamela Simonds);
grandson, Dalton Clary;
his mother, Beth Wasilewski-Haring;
a sister, Kelli (John) Eisele;
nieces, Renae (Bill) Bettencourt, Olivia and Madeline;
nephews, Ricky Pace and Damion;
and extended family.

Mark worked for Back-Mueller Inc., St. Louis, MO.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his Harley with his friends, and attending stock car races.  He was always the life of the party and could make anyone smile.  He was a beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend, and will be missed by all.  WFO!

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Corner Chill & Grill, 341 Centreville Ave., Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Corner Chill & Grill, Belleville, IL.


12 Comments on Mark Wasilewski

Lisa G Herman said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2021 at 10:26 PM

I know it's been 4 years but I just found out. I was just so sad and shocked. I had seen you a couple of years ago (like 2014) at Lucky's. I don't think I had seen you before then since high school. My deepest sympathies to all your friends and family and especially Kelli whom I remember from high school. Her and Andrea Bauer were in my gym class. And maybe other classes. It's hard to remember so much time has passed. Anyway, Waz, you will never be forgotten. I still have the high school picture you gave me back when we were in algebra class together. RIP

  • Swansea
  • IL
Diane Fitzgerald Kaicher said : Guest Report Oct 21, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Our family is so sorry for your loss and haven't been able to stop thinking about you this past week. We are so grateful for the friendship Mark and my brother, Dave Fitzgerald, shared.

  • Springfield
  • MO
Heather Shaw said : Guest Report Oct 20, 2017 at 4:40 AM

Mike and I saw his smiling face out on bike nights and Although we only talked to him briefly he was in such good spirit all the time. Rip brother. You will be missed.

  • Swansea
  • Il
John Miller said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Going to miss one of my best friends who in the last year visited and had many endearing conversations! God bless you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • I'll.
Mark Voelkerding said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2017 at 7:22 PM

My most sincere and deepest condolences to all family and friends, brother's and Sister's. You will be deeply missed. Never knew Waz was a St. Charles man too. Lived there till 82. All are in my heart and prayers.

  • St. Ann
  • Mo.
Kelly K said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Dearest Beth & Kelli, So sorry & so very sad to hear about "Waz. I hadn't seen him for many years, but thought of him from time to time as he was once a savior in my life. Just by hearing testimonies of him sounds like he touched many hearts as he once did mine. He will be truly missed by many. For every moment of loss comes a moment of Memory ? My condolences & Prayers to you & his loved ones❤️? Kelly Kerckhoff

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Joan (Bardelmeier) O'Saben said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2017 at 3:55 AM

So great to see Waz at an Edwardsville High School 1982 alumni gathering a year or two ago! He moved to Belleville before graduation, but I recognized him immediately and approached him - Waz: the same guy, only taller! Same smile, same warmth/kindness, same easy manner. He made things good just by being there, not only that night but everywhere he visited, I am certain of that. To his family/friends, I am so sorry; I wish you peace and warmth in memories. Mark will not be forgotten.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Alan J Yung said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2017 at 2:11 AM

See you on the other side Waz. Sorry for the families loss.

  • IL
Shawn Andrews-Shepherd said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2017 at 5:45 AM

I cannot believe Waz is gone! He had a personality bigger than life. A heart bigger than the universe. A sense of humor stronger than any comic of any generation. Though no one ever called him a big man he was one of the biggest men I've ever had the pleasure of knowing! I take great peace in knowing him and Football (David Fitzgerald) are reunited! You are a one of a kind, Mark, and no one can ever replace you, Waz! ❤?✌

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Fred Dingerson said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2017 at 4:54 AM

Words cannot express the grief an anguish that had presented itself with Mark's passing. He was loved and cherished by so many that his absence will be noticed daily. He was a great friend and awesome human being! I hope you will rest peacefully now Waz...May God bless your gentle heart and kind soul brother ?

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
Tina bohrer said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Kelli - I am so sorry of the loss of your brother, met him this summer boating and what a fun guy. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .. Tina and greg

  • Saint peters
  • Mo
Rebecca Schooley said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2017 at 3:48 AM

Absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. Waz, you will be missed. Rest in the loving arms of Jesus my Windbrother.

  • Granite City
  • Illinois

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