July 17, 1958 ~ November 12, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo West, Colorado

Services for Mark Thalhamer

Mark Wayne Thalhamer, 62, passed away November 12, 2020. Survived by his wife, Jacqui; parents, Everett and Edna Thalhamer; son, Anthony Mark (Cassie Aragon) Thalhamer; brother, Kurt Thalhamer; sister, Lori (Dave) Dohse; and niece, Kira Dohse from Chandler Arizona; stepsons, John (Monica) Shoffeitt, Tim (Kristal) Shoffeitt; stepdaughters, Janette (Danny) Steinbrugger, Kelly (Bob) Nava; nine grandchildren; and dogs, Brandi and Luci. Preceded in death by son, Craig James Thalhamer (his death was Mark’s greatest sorrow in life) and faithful dog, Jordie. Mark was born in Pueblo on July 17, 1958. He attended East High school, class of 1976. He loved tennis and was ranked number 1 at East High. He became a Pueblo Police Officer in 1981 and served in virtually every division of the department including Patrol, Investigations, Gang Unit, Narcotics, DEA regional task force, Active Felon Enforcement, and SWAT. His interest and dedication toward law enforcement was focused upon helping people on the streets and he was recognized throughout the community as a great and compassionate officer dedicated to his community and its people. In 2002, he married the love of his life, Jacqui. Together they enjoyed camping, fishing, and exploring. He loved his family deeply. His two sons, Tony and Craig, were his greatest joys. Mark retired in 2015. In retirement he enjoyed making custom designed laser-cut decorative art works. Many of his works are displayed in law enforcement facilities and homes throughout the world. He will be remembered by his legion of friends and admirers. He was a local hero, a loving family man, and a great friend who will be terribly missed. Cremation: Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private memorial service will be streamed at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2020 on his obituary page at www.MontgomerySteward.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark’s name may be made to PAWS for Life www.pawspueblo.org. and to First United Methodist Church of Pueblo www.firstumcpueblo.org.

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  1. Mark’s passing was a shock. We both started at the police department the same day and although throughout the years we were in different departments we could always talk and laugh about life. He was a good officer but more than that he was a kind man always smiling. Mark you will be missed by all who knew you. I have some of your retirement metal work around the house and when I see them I remember you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. CandleImageMy deepest love and sympathies to the entire Thalhamer family at this time following Mark’s passing!! I just today learned of his death and my mind immediately went back to all the great times in high school and the countless hours I spent being welcomed in the Thalhamer home. To Ev, Edna, Lori, and Kurt; thank you for all the great memories and love!! I am a better person today for knowing and sharing so many experiences with all of you! God Bless you!
    Jaqui you married “One-of-a-Kind”!! I hope our paths cross at some point in this life and at a time where it is OK to give you a hug! Mark had Pride; simply said. I Loved the guy!
    Mark and I shared countless hours on the tennis court together. Along with the coaching/friendship of Ed Francis and some awesome teammates we together put East High tennis on the map! We pushed each other and together shared much success! I could not of asked for a better friend/teammate through the high school years!
    May you Rest in Peace Mark! Our paths will once again cross!

  3. My deepest sympathies to Mr. and Mrs. Thalhamer, Lori, Kurt, Tony, Jacqui and families. This has been a tough year. Such loss. We had some great times in high school and Mark was a dear friend, and my entire family will miss him. We lost John Wagner this year too. When Mark got into something it was 100 percent, whether it was tennis, falconry, martial arts or law enforcement. He will be dearly missed! Karen

  4. Sending our thoughts and prayers to Mark’s friends and family at this trying time. Mark was such a great person and friend. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences.

  5. Sending our thoughts and prayers to Mark’s family and friends. He was such a great person and friend. He will be so missed by everyone who knew him.

  6. CandleImageSome of our best laughs occurred over a cold one with Mark and Jacqui. To this day I can’t believe he’s gone. Our prayers are with the family. May his memory be blessing to all.

  7. Jacqui and family. Mark will always be a part of the Pueblo Police Department. He was a very good officer who helped many along the way. I am proud to have known him and served next to him.

    Troy Davenport

  8. CandleImageI have known Mark for the last 16 years. He was not only my mentor, but a friend. Mark would give anyone the shirt off his back. He was truly one of the nicest people I knew. I will miss hanging out, listening to your stories gathering for holidays and sharing laughs. You will be forever missed. Rest In Peace.

    Ryan Massmann

  9. CandleImageMy condolences to Marks family. Mark was a great guy and without a doubt made a positive difference with everyone who knew him.

  10. CandleImageIn the wake of such a loss, we’re haunted by things we don’t-and may never understand. Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers. So we look for comfort in the belief of love’s everlasting connection. We that loved you so, will forever be missing you Mark. And loving you for all times. Our deepest condolences, love Chuck & Bonnie Adams

  11. I’ll never forget the times we spent together. Like that one time on the paintball fields when you were talking so much game in the beginning about how skilled you were with all the police training you had but then was shocked and disappointed when you got hit within the first 5 seconds of the game. Don’t worry Uncle Mark, you were still considered a badass to me. May you Rest In Peace Uncle Mark. I love and miss you.

  12. I love and miss you Uncle Mark. I’ll never forget the times we spent together and how much of a badass you are. May you Rest In Peace Uncle Mark

  13. CandleImageDear Family,
    I was so deeply saddened to hear of Marks passing. Mark was truly one of the nicest men I had the opportunity of knowing. My condolences goes out to all of you and pray you will all find some comfort at this most difficult time.

  14. Jacqui
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mark was a great man. We offer our prayers to you and your family.

  15. To my Cuz Jaqui, even though I never was able to meet Mark I know that he was an amazing man. My heart goes out to you and the whole family. We are sending our love and prayers to you all.
    Love you, Cuz Michelle and John Collins🙏🏼❤️

  16. Learning of Mark’s passing came as a complete shock. What doesn’t shock me is the number of heartfelt condolences that people from all walks of life have left on this page. Personally, I haven’t seen or talked to Mark since 1975 when I graduated from East High one year ahead of him. But it says something about Mark that I feel his loss in my heart even after the many years that have passed. We both played on East’s tennis team (Mark was a MUCH better competitor than I was), and he just behind and down the street from us in Belmont., so we were both teammates and neighborhood friends. And I have not one memory of Mark where he wasn’t mature beyond his years and the very best of sports. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that he became a law enforcement officer – I cannot think of a single person who would maintain calm in a chaotic and dangerous situation, or who would do more to see justice served, whether that be putting the bad guys behind bars or making sure the innocent were cleared of suspicion. To his wife, son, and rest of his family and close friends, you have my deepest sympathy. I know you have lost a very special and irreplacable person. God bless you with his strength and peace in the days ahead.

  17. Mark will always be a hero to me. He was kind and generous and yet humble. We used to talk about his days working with electronics and his love for technology. He had a love for his work as a police officer and trying to make Pueblo a little safer. I know he was the inspiration for many and the reason some of our current and past officers joined the force. When my daughter passed away, Mark came and hugged me and I know it freshened the grief of losing his son but he was always there to help where he could. I miss him as I know you do too. If I can do anything to help, let me know.

  18. CandleImageI had the great pleasure to have worked with Mark and Jaqui while on a task force. He was always 💯 a true and genuine person, and honored to have him as a friend. My heart is heavy and you left us too soon. We will see you again my friend. Rest peacefully.

  19. Our deepest sympathy to Jacqui and family, such a loss! Our thoughts are with you. Much love ❤, Nancy and Tony

  20. CandleImageI am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. It’s truly unbelievable. Mark was such a great man. I remember when he and Jacqui first met. Their love for one another was and has always been undeniable. I am deeply saddened for Jacqui and all of her and Mark’s family. I know how difficult these times are. May Mark Rest In Peace and May his contagious smile live on! ~ Ulana

  21. CandleImageMark was a good guy and a better person you’ll never meet. He will be missed but never forgotten.. Rest In Peace..

  22. My condolences to Mark’s family. Mark was a life long friend, lived across our back fence when they were on Lexington Rd. We had an intercom hooked up between our houses so that we could talk to each other. He loved to play baseball and football with all the neighborhood kids. Saw him a few times after his retirement and had some good laughs. I feel the loss, I am proud of who he was for our community. He will be missed greatly. Thank you Jesus for the sure and certain hope of resurrection. We will meet again my friend!

  23. CandleImageI was a classmate of Mark’s, grade school through EHS. I have such fond memories of him. I can see the kind smile on his face. My sympathies to his family, truly gone too soon.

  24. It is with great sadness to see another classmate leave with a life shortened. Mark and I and my twin brother, Ken went to grade school, middle school, and high school together. Wonderful, kind individual. Filled his life with serving others. May God bless your family with peace and comfort. We will meet again my friend.

  25. Very sorry and shocked to hear about Mark. We came on the PD at the same time and he is what we called “good people”. Words really can’t express the kind of Officer and man Mark was, but his demeanor and dedication to the way he did his job and lived his life was exemplary. God bless the Thalhamer family. All of you need to know that Mark made a difference in this community. There are a LOT of people who care about Mark.

  26. Cousins Jackie I am so sorry about your husband/best friend. You are in my prayers and I love you.
    Cousin Stephanie Jones

  27. CandleImageOur hearts go out to you because of this loss. Mark meant so much to our family. We send our love during your time of sorrow.

  28. Mark was absolutely one of the REALLY good guys. I worked with him as a prosecutor many years, and continued our friendship when I became a judge. Great character, integrity and honor. So genuinely sorry. May God’s peace flow over us all.
    Scott Epstein

  29. CandleImageUncle Mark, I can’t believe you are gone so soon. I will miss all your crazy work stories and your happy laugh. I will always remember the day you married my aunt in Vegas and the church forgot to record the wedding so you got to marry her twice and you thought it was so funny and your smile just lit up the room. I miss you so much and please watch over us and give Craig one of your famous bear hugs. I love you.

  30. CandleImageJacqui and family,

    I am so sorry to here about Mark, he was one of the kindest people that I have ever met. I enjoyed our time at Gus on Sundays back in the day…I think about at all the good times that were had, and it brings a smile to my face. God Bless you all!

    Sheryl Papish

  31. CandleImageI was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. He always had a smile and I always enjoyed visiting with him. My heart breaks for your loss. Please know I am here for anything you need. Mark is in heaven reunited with Craig and you will see them both again.

  32. We were blessed to work with both Mark and Jacqui over the years and continued to maintain our friendships. We will missing seeing Mark’s grin and hearing his laugh. Mark touched so many lives over the years. Our hearts ♥️ go out to Jacqui and Mark’s family during this challenging time.

  33. My condolences to the Thalhamer family. My heart is broken for Jacqui. Mark was so sweet, giving and kind. I am thankful to have known him and I’m blessed to have a piece of his metalwork in my home. May you have peace in your hearts and cherish the memories. They are everlasting.

  34. My life long friend since grade school. Your service and compassion for our community and your family will last forever. I am proud to call you my friend, Rest in peace, we will meet again.

  35. Jacqui – I am so sorry to hear this sad news. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Call us if you need anything.

  36. Kaylene & I were shocked to hear of Mark’s passing. He was always a good friend. I worked with him a few times years ago while I was at the S/O, but mostly, I used to bump into him either on Tuesday mornings, when he and his dad and friends were having coffee and donuts at Daylight Donuts, in Cripple Creek where he and Jacqui had just hit it big (or not), or at Old Chicago enjoying dinner and a few beers. He was always so friendly and had that great smile and personality. He will be sadly missed by the both of us. He, Jacqui and family will be in our prayers. God bless you Mark!

  37. CandleImageMark used to tease me and ask if I hated him or loved him for getting me into law enforcement. Well, I love him for it and for who he was as a human being. Thanks brother and I know I’ll see you again. God bless and love to your wonderful family.

  38. CandleImageWow, this is a shock. Mark was one of my best friends growing up on Normandy Cr.
    His was a good man and will be missed.
    Rest in Peace my good friend.

  39. CandleImageMy heart is saddened by your loss. I hope peace and comfort find you during this hard time, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  40. CandleImageMark will always hold a special place in my and my family’s hearts. He is and always will be our Hero!! Our sincerest condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you. Mark will be missed by so many.

  41. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Mark when we were with the DEA Task Force. We formed a great friendship. I enjoyed seeing Mark light up when working great cases. We talked and planned together. I will always have fond memories. Mark will be greatly missed. Mark was a great cop and a great person to have as a friend.

  42. CandleImageI am still in disbelief over the passing of Mark. He was one of the most compassionate and kind friend that I knew. I am honored to have worked with him and to call him my friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

  43. CandleImageI have so many memories of Mark and the family. My favorite was him and Josh drinking his homemade beer and talking about their guns while having a family bbq at the house surrounded everyone we love! Our thoughts and prayers are with you grandma jacqui through this rough time. We love you!

  44. CandleImageWe are so sorry for the loss of such a amazing wonderful guy! We will miss Mark so much…I loved Marks positive fun personality! He will be missed so much by many.. We love you Mark always ❤️❤️

  45. CandleImageThis was such a shock. Mark was an amazing guy. I am honored and blessed to have been able to have his friendship over the years. So many memories. Godspeed Mark. Prayers of peace to Jacqui and all of Mark’s family and his many, many friends. We’ll miss you, Mark.

  46. This was such a shock. Mark was an amazing guy. I am honored and blessed to be have been able to have his friendship over the years. So many memories. Godspeed Mark. Prayers of peace to Jacqui and all of Mark’s family and his many, many friends. We’ll miss you, Mark.

  47. Jacqui I’m terribly sorry for the loss of Mark. I was fortunate enough to work with Mark on SWAT and on some drug investigations with him and most importantly got to travel to Long Beach, CA with him for Trexpo (one of my fondest memories). His passion, knowledge, and commitment were second to none. Please accept my deepest condolences and know you will be in my families thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin Torres

  48. CandleImageMark was bigger than life. We loved him dearly. We will miss hearing him laugh. We will miss his stories. We will miss toasting twofers with him at Gus’. So many memories. All good.

    Our deepest condolences.

  49. CandleImageMark was such an incredible person. Selfless, loving, and always willing to lend a hand. He embodied all that we strive to be. I’m just so incredibly happy that he was able to find Jacqui when he did. What a life they had, full of adventure and dare I say, lots of Home Depot trips. Although my time knowing mark was short, I will never forget the twinkle in his eye when he would tell a story. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Jacqui and his family as they navigate this difficult time.

  50. Doris Wilmot says: November 16, 2020

    Mark was a wonderful man. He always had something nice to say about everyone. He was loved by many. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  51. CandleImageWords can’t describe the pain from the loss of not only a true hero, but to one of the most loving and compassionate man, husband, dad, brother, son, grandpa, uncle, brother in law, and friend to so many people.
    Mark was always so happy and so full of life and had so many interesting stories of all his experiences he had in the police force.
    I loved watching all the amazing things he created with his laser machine, he truly had a compassion for making beautiful police badges and other metal art.
    Sending my heartfelt prayers and condolences to all he has touched in his life, this will be a tough journey of healing for all.
    R.I.P. Markie Mark, you were one of my favorite brother in laws, we had some good fun times together 😫😫😫

  52. CandleImageI was truly sorry to hear of Mark’s passing! I know he was loved by so many! I’m glad I got to meet him on several occasions when they came to CA! My deepest condolences.

  53. I had the honer of knowing Mark for the last 16 years. He was a huge inspiration to me and helped me immensely with achieving my career goals. He was not only a mentor but a friend. Mark would give anyone the shirt off his back and always saw the positive side of things. He was one of the nicest and funniest people I knew. He made everyone he was around a better person. Mark you will be forever missed by so many people. Rest In Peace.

  54. CandleImageI am sadden to hear of Marks passing. He was a great guy and I thought of him very highly. He was a great freind and co-worker during our times with DEA. He will be missed.

  55. sorry to hear of my friend mr. marks passing. I liked his energy and he would try anything. will miss not seeing him!

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