Calvin Mark Wohlgemuth (’76)

Mark Wohlgemuth, known affectionately as “Woggie,” passed away peacefully on February 27, 2020, surrounded by his family and caregivers. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Peggy; children Kyle Wohlgemuth and wife Jennifer, Lindsey Wohlgemuth and husband Dimitar, and Laura Sandt and husband Chris; grandchildren William and Emerson Sandt; brothers Mikeal and Max Wohlgemuth; many adoring nieces and nephews; and his favorite mother-in-law, Doris Stewart. Son of James Edward (the original Woggie) and Charlie Kathryn Wohlgemuth, Mark grew up in Dimmitt, TX, where he enjoyed boyhood as part of the 8 th Street gang. He formed strong bonds and fond memories with his teammates on the Dimmitt Bobcats Highschool Basketball team and other sports teams. Following his father’s footsteps, he also began his lifelong love of the game of golf starting at Dimmit Country Club, developing many more friendships and golfing buddies over the years. A devotion to friends, family, and education were the hallmarks of Mark’s life. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute (and forever shared many tales of his time there), but he really began to thrive when he arrived at Southwest Texas State. There, he met his sweetheart and future bride, Peggy, and became lifelong friends with his “Ballinger boys.” He completed his degree in Biology at the University of Houston and entered the field of industrial water treatment, where he helped provide safe and quality water to schools, hospitals, and other institutions over his 30+ year career. Between the Panhandle Plains and the ski slopes of the Southwest, Mark enjoyed many adventures with his family and friends before landing in Austin, TX. Together, he and Peggy worked hard to provide for their three children and enable them to pursue higher education and their own passions and dreams. Mark lived out loud and never knew a stranger. Known as “Mayor” of his street, he greeted every neighbor, child, postman, and pet that walked past, holding court from his country music filled garage. A meticulous lawn-keeper, able Spades partner, champion washer pitcher and coach, weaver of tall tales, grill master, and swan diving lake rat, he was as graceful on the dance floor as he was on the basketball court. He brought life to every party and laughter to his family, friends, and neighbors. He sailed his vessel to the very end, and in his wake leaves an enduring legacy of friendship, unconditional love for family, and proof that wit and grit can transcend stormy waters. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Mark on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 2 pm to 5 pm at K-Oaks Clubhouse in Lago Vista, TX. There will also be a memorial golf tournament earlier in the morning; questions about the tournament can be directed to [email protected] . In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Texas at . Online condolences may be sent to Beck Funeral Home, . The family also wishes to extend its gratitude to the earth angels at Poet’s Walk Memory Care Center and Hospice Austin, who provided tremendous care and support during Mark’s final months of life.

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