On Sunday, June 21, 2020 Mark W. Augspurger passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 89 surrounded by loved ones. Born February 21, 1931 to Victor & Nina Augspurger, Mark is survived by his wife of 67 years: Elizabeth Ann, children: Jan Miller (Lowell), Kay Collins (David), Vic Augspurger (Karen), grandchildren: Kristen Augspurger, Greg Augspurger (Amanda), Gina Humphrey (Tony), Mike Massey, Brad Massey, Curt Massey, Christine Hoffmeister (Adam), and Logan & Jake Augspurger and 5 great-grandchildren, as well as siblings Phil Augspurger, Sally Loehr, and Shirley Gzegorek. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Greg, his three sisters, two brothers and his parents.
Mark served in the Navy during the Korean War (1952-1956) as an airplane navigator aboard an aircraft carrier. He began college with a GI bill studying Civil Engineering through Purdue. He then attended Huntington College studying Education. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1967 while helping to raise four children and working multiple jobs including serving with the American Heart Association before starting his first teaching job at Boonville High School. He taught Physics & Math for 10 years. In 1975 he was hired as Supervisor of Maintenance which include all WCSC buildings, grounds and custodial services. He retired early at the age of 57 and then served as Clerk of the Works for the school corporation for nearly 20 years, retiring at the age of 75. He was elected and served on WCSC school board twice. He genuinely cared about the employees and kids of Warrick County and wanted only the best for them. He also served on the Town Board of Newburgh.
After retirement, Mark and wife, Ann, traveled extensively in their motorhome to places as far as Alaska & Nova Scotia. He was most in awe by the Redwood Forests in Northern California. Mark loved spending time with family, especially his grandkids. He instilled in his children & grandchildren the value of hard work, honesty and respect for others. He was truly proud to see & be a part of all their successes. His other passion was playing cards with his buddies. He loved playing but would admit it was even more rewarding if he won. Mark was an IU basketball fan and loved dining out with family and friends. Mark’s greatest pass time was working, and he was a self-taught, skilled carpenter, builder, plumber, electrician and handyman who would often volunteer his services to others.
His loud, booming voice, generosity and kind heart will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, Mark. You deserve it.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 7 PM. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh IN. 47630, (812) 853-8314, with a walk thru at 7PM., with military rites conducted by the Newburgh American Legion, Kapperman Post # 44 Honorguard.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society & American Heart Association.