Mark William Everts

Mark Everts Obituary PhotoMark William Everts, 54, of Lampe, MO, formerly of Cedar Rapids, IA, February 1, 1966 - January 8, 2021.

Mark William Everts, age 54, of Lampe, Missouri, passed away suddenly January 8, 2021. He entered this life February 1, 1966, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of William and Mary (Devorak) Everts. He was joined in marriage May 25, 2002, to Rosetta Gigliello.

 Proudly serving our country in the United States Army as a Special Forces (Green Beret) Medic.  He served in three wars: Grenada, Panama, and the first Gulf War.  He was proud to be part of the 82nd Airborne Division.  He earned several medals including two Bronze Stars for his brave service.  He also earned several badges but was especially proud of his Master and Combat Parachute Badges.

After his Army career he moved to Hawaii for 9 years to live the island life and eventually made his way to California where he met his wife, Rosetta Gigliello.

 Mark was an amazingly smart and strong man. Mark’s art outlets included wood sculpting, painting, carving, drawing and pottery making. Cigars, scotch, golf, travel, cooking and time on the lake boating were his downtime pleasures. He was creative and ingenious.  He was truly a renaissance man. Mark was loving, caring, and adored by anyone who met him. His blue eyes and smile would light up any room. He lived his life the way he wanted. Mark was a man who cast a long shadow in life and left an emptiness to fill in the hearts of those who knew him. He will be dearly missed.

Mark is survived by his wife of 18 years, Rosetta Everts; a son and daughter in law, Tristen and Aubree Luna of Garden City, Kansas; grandson, Riley Luna; his mother, Mary Montpas of Iowa; brother, Johnathan Montpas of Iowa; and brother, Michael Everts of Iowa.

 Mark was adored by Rosetta’s large Italian family and is also survived by his in laws, Luigi and Maria Luisa Gigliello, Sister and Brother In Law, Emi and Marco Bindi, Nephew, Jonathan Bindi, Niece, Ashley Bindi. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC https://www.smac-art.org/). Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com

Published on OzarksRemembers.com on January 14, 2021.