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Mark James Mathena

October 16, 1990 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 27)

Mark James Mathena, 27, of Madison, formerly of Appleton, passed away Friday May 4, 2018. He was born in Escanaba, MI on October 16, 1990. 

Mark was a graduate of Appleton West High School and student of UW Oshkosh.  He was a very accomplished musician, and photographer; who had recently returned from New York. He enjoyed music, art, & travelling.  He will always be loved and remembered for his gentle spirit and humor.

Mark is survived by his parents: Kenneth & Peggy Mathena & Denise Eagle; his siblings: Michael & Carolynn Mathena, Anthony Strong, Andrew Strong, & Mandy Mathena;  nieces and nephew:  Aubrey, London , Zella, & Adrial; His Grandmother, Shirley Mathena; Uncle Guy Mathena and Family; Aunt  Eyvonne and Family; as well as numerous extended family members, friends, daycare family, and social media friends.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents:  Lorren (Mike) and Virginia Pinney, FL; Donald Mathena, U.P; and George and Beverly Reiland, WI.

A Celebration of Mark’s life is being planned for a later date. 


Condolences may be sent to:

Mathena Family, c/o Valley Funeral Home


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