Mark S. Kaipust, Jr.

Mark Kaipust

Mark S. Kaipust, Jr.

June 12, 1980 – September 4, 2021

Loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend.  Survived by wife, Jamie; sons, Kayden and Isaiah; parents, Mary and Mark S. Kaipust, Sr.; brother, Jeff and Ashley and nieces, Memphis and Monroe; brother, Chris and Christopher Villarreal and nephew, Leo; mother and father-in-law, Vikki and Bob Pease; brothers-in-law Dave Pease (Kristi), Aron Pease (Jill); grandmother, Winnie Kaipust; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Meyers, Kaipust, Pease, and Pahl families.  Preceded in death by grandparents: Vic and Frances Meyers, Laurence Kaipust; infant sister, Sarah Lynn.

Mark was a genuinely loyal person who demonstrated great patience and a positive attitude.  He lived out his mission as a Christian by serving others with his many talents and abilities.  Mark was committed to advanced education and worked to achieve a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University where he contributed positively to the world of academia as an Assistant Professor at Creighton University.  He had a quick wit about him in his teaching and interactions with those close to him. Mark had years of experience coaching kids in sports who looked up to him.  He loved traditions and kept those with family and friends.  Mark loved his children and encouraged them to work hard and be well-rounded individuals.  He is in heaven now, enjoying that one-on-one time with his son, playing endless games of baseball and basketball.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 12th from 3pm to 5pm at Calvary Christian Church, 10104 Cedar Island Road So., Bellevue, NE.  FUNERAL SERVICE:  Monday, September 13th at 10am at Calvary Christian Church. Following the Service, please join the family for a luncheon at Millard Social Hall. At the discretion of the family, memorials will be donated to organizations throughout the community. Here is the link to the live stream of the celebration of life service:




  • Susan K Zajac Posted September 10, 2021 5:54 pm

    We are so extremely sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.💔❤🙏

    • Megan Otte Posted September 12, 2021 10:43 am

      I send my deepest condolences, I am extremely sorry for your loss. I do not know your family, I was in the accident Saturday and wanted to let you know I will continue to think and pray for you all you!

  • cindy nowacki Posted September 11, 2021 8:20 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I was a fellow sidewalk counselor with Winnie before we moved out of state. Sending our love and prayers.

  • Sue Sander Erickson Posted September 11, 2021 8:50 pm

    Mary, Mark, and family, So very sorry for your devastating loss. I can’t even comprehend the loss you must feel. Such precious lives lost. Our daughter in law was one of his former students in OT school at Creighton. She said”The only man we would happily show up early to labs for, and stay and just chat! A beautiful life lost way way too soon, we will miss you Dr. K!” And other OT students had similar comments. A testament to you both. Losing that little grandson makes my heart break for you, I could not even imagine. Our thoughts and prayers to his wife and other boys who have lost their husband and dad. God Bless you and bless them in heaven.

  • Sherry White Posted September 12, 2021 6:21 am

    Mark was a great man and his passion of OT showed in everything he did. I had the pleasure of working with him on the RDSIS committee for the last two years. He was always genuine and made us smile. Heaven gained a soul too soon but heaven has gained a wonderful saint. Thank you for sharing him. May God continue to hold you close as you grieve during these times.

  • Amanda Wise Posted September 12, 2021 2:02 pm

    I wish Mark’s family, friends, colleagues, and students comfort and healing during this impossible time. The community will long remember Mark’s light and gifts. Mark and Taylor’s presence will me missed, and together we all mourn this tragic loss. Prayers for all.

  • Michael S Bendon Posted September 13, 2021 11:07 am

    Mark, Sr…. If words would help, I’d say them. Deepest condolences from a Prep ’72 classmate.

    –Mike Bendon

  • Cindy Vanek Posted September 18, 2021 8:16 am

    Dear Jamie & Family, I’m so heartbroken for your loss. Wishing you strength & peace. You are very much in my thoughts and prayers.

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