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Mark Gerking

May 25, 1960 — June 3, 2023

Mark Gerking

Mark Gerking, 63, of Sioux City, IA passed away Saturday June 3, 2023, at The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. A service will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Jake Gerking’s name at Central Bank (4201 S. Lakeport St.) in Sioux City, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com

Mark was born on May 25, 1960, to Robert and Mary Ellen (Dugan) Gerking in York, NE. He graduated from Lawton-Bronson High School in 1978. He later went to Western Iowa Tech Community College where he obtained a graphic design degree in 1993. After graduating, Mark worked building towers, as well as at the Sioux City Stockyards. He was united in marriage in 1993 to Yvonne “Toni” Ybarra in Sioux City. Though they later divorced, they remained the best of friends up until his passing. To this union, their son Jake was born in 1998. Mark was employed at Bomgaar’s in the Advertising Department from 1992 until his health forced him to retire in 2022.

Mark’s favorite pastimes were watching major league baseball and college basketball. He had an extensive collection of vinyl records which began when he bought his first copy of The Beatles, Yellow Submarine album when he was just eight years old. He had “THE BEST taste in music” and never hesitated to tell you so. He enjoyed attending live music shows.

He was a very creative artist on paper, as well as in graphic design. Mark used his natural talent of his artistic skill by designing music CD covers in his own unique style, along with posters for various musicians, especially those who performed in Pomeroy, IA. Mark had a wonderful sense of humor and was always able to deliver the appropriate joke at just the right time. His greatest joy was spending time with his son, Jake, whether it was jamming to each other’s music, watching/talking about sports, or just hanging out.

Mark’s family takes comfort in knowing that they will see him again one day as he had accepted Jesus as his savior and is free of all pain for eternity in Heaven.

Mark is survived by his son Jake Gerking of Sioux City, IA, two brothers: Tom Gerking of Sloan, IA, Todd (Jill) Gerking of Spirit Lake, IA, many nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mary Gerking.

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