Mark Ratajczak, 66, of Owensboro, passed away November 5, 2021, at home under Hospice and family care. Mark was a loving husband, father, Dziadz (grandpa), brother, uncle and friend. He served in the US Army in the 101st Airborne Division, retired from Domtar Industries after 37+ years with the paper mill, and was a devout Chicago Cubs fan.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Lorraine Ratajczak; sister, Patricia Orsburn; and grandson, Mikeal Hunter Brown.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Deanna McManaway Ratajczak; son, Markus (Tyler Glenn) Ratajczak of Owensboro; daughter, Monica (Focient IV) Turner of Hawesville; granddaughters, Kendra (Cody Evans) Brown of Owensboro, Autumn (Jordan) Nugent of Hawesville, Kady Turner of Owensboro, and Brittany Mullen of Owensboro; grandson, Focient (Tiffany) Turner V of Philpot; great-granddaughter, Paisley Turner; brother, Jerome “Jerry” (Sue) Ratajczak of Green Sea, South Carolina; sisters, Michaelene “Mickie” (Gerry) Hardin of Crown Point, Indiana, Karen (Dan) Ashcraft of Dewey, Oklahoma, and Elizabeth “Beth” Chinn of Maceo; four-legged companions, Teddy and Dufus; many nieces and nephews; and many close family and friends.
Memorial services are 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Geary Funeral Home in Fordsville, followed by military honors by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Mark requested that donations be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky. The family would like to especially thank Hospice nurse, Kim Sutton, and the Hospice team, for their caring and devotion during the final chapter of Mark’s life. Condolences may be made at www.gearycares.com.