Cedar Rapids, IA
1941 — 2023
Father Mark McGovern, age 81, of Cedar Rapids, IA, died Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at Stonehill Communities in Dubuque, IA. He was born March 4, 1941, in Whittmore, IA, to Joseph Francis and Alice Verona (Weisbrod) McGovern. He graduated from Riceville High School in 1959, attended Loras College, and Mount Saint Bernard Seminary. In 1967, he was ordained at Cathedral of St. Raphael in Dubuque. Mark served in several parishes throughout the Dubuque Diocese and also taught religion at Ossian De Sales and Cresco Notre Dame High School. He received his PhD in Philosophy in 1982 from St. Louis University and taught at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Mark had a love for music. At...