Mark William Everts
Mark William Everts, age 54, of Lampe, Missouri, passed away suddenly
January 8, 2021. He entered this life February 1, 1966, in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, the son of William and Mary (Devorak) Everts. He was joined in
marriage May 25, 2002, to Rosetta Gigliello.
Proudly serving our country in the United States Army as a Special Forces
(Green Beret) Medic. He served in three wars: Grenada, Panama, and the
first Gulf War. He was proud to be part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He
earned several medals including two Bronze Stars for his brave service.
He also earned several badges but was especially proud of his Master and
Combat Parachute Badges.
After his Army career he moved to Hawaii for 9 years to live the island life
and eventually made his way to California where he met his wife, Rosetta
Mark was an amazingly smart and strong man. Mark’s art outlets included
wood sculpting, painting, carving, drawing and pottery making. Cigars,
scotch, golf, travel, cooking and time on the lake boating were his
downtime pleasures. He was creative and ingenious. He was truly a
renaissance man. Mark was loving, caring, and adored by anyone who met
him. His blue eyes and smile would light up any room. He lived his life the
way he wanted. Mark was a man who cast a long shadow in life and left an
emptiness to fill in the hearts of those who knew him. He will be dearly
Mark is survived by his wife of 18 years, Rosetta Everts; a son and
daughter in law, Tristen and Aubree Luna of Garden City, Kansas;
grandson, Riley Luna; his mother, Mary Montpas of Iowa; brother,
Johnathan Montpas of Iowa; and brother, Michael Everts of Iowa.
Mark was adored by Rosetta’s large Italian family and is also survived by
his in laws, Luigi and Maria Luisa Gigliello, Sister and Brother In Law, Emi
and Marco Bindi, Nephew, Jonathan Bindi, Niece, Ashley Bindi.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may
be made to Southern Missouri Arts Connection (SMAC https://www.smac-
art.org/ ). Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of
Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit