Mark Breder

Mark Breder, 88, of rural Mediapolis, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2024 at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024 at St. Mary’s Church, Dodgeville.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024 at the church.    Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dodgeville.  A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Mark’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Mark Henry Breder was born on August 23, 1935 at home in Dodgeville, the son of Clell and Teresa (Wiegard) Breder.  Mark attended Sperry school where he drove school bus while in high school and graduate from there in 1953.   Mark went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.   On February 28, 1975, he was united in marriage to Sandra “Sandy” Johnson in Las Vegas.  In his younger days Mark enjoyed skiing in various countries throughout Europe.  He was a lifelong farmer in the Sperry/Dodgeville area.  Mark was a member of the Moose, American Legion, Eagles and Cattleman’s Association.   He enjoyed attending many cattle sales, going on tractor rides, Polka music, Westerns, attending the Iowa State Fair and square and country line dancing.

Mark will be deeply missed by his children, Christopher Scott (Dawn) Pulford of rural Burlington and Wendy Jo White of rural West Burlington; grandchildren, Brandon (Brittany) White, Daphne (Matthew) Vancil and Vaughn Pulford; great-grandchildren, Cooper Henry White and Theodore Lee Vancil; brother, Andy (Lynn) Brader and their children, Dean and Regan and sister, Jane Woodworth and her children, Susan, Nancy and Eric.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandra on October 22, 2020 and one brother, Thomas.