Business Associate & Friend of Dulas Excavating, Mark J. Mensing passes

It is with deep sadness that we announce that our friend and business associate, Mark J. Mensing from United Builders of Blue Earth, has lost his battle with an aggressive form of cancer on July 20th, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

United Builders, along with Mark and Jerry Dulas, go back 30 years together working on different projects together, most recently with our second generation at the United Hospital District Renovation and Addition, in Blue Earth.  Mark was extremely dedicated to his job and proud of the construction business him and his partner, Kurt Abel had formed more than 30 years ago.  Mark will truly be missed in the Southern Minnesota construction arena and our thoughts and prayers go out to Mark’s business family as well as his personal family.  We have included Mark’s obituary below.





MARK J. MENSING, age 60, of Blue Earth, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Fr. Peter Schuster officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth.  Visitation time will be from 4:00pm‑7:00pm Friday, July 25, 2014, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, and 1 hour before the service at the church.  Web tributes may be left at

He was born April 29, 1954, at Blue Earth, the son of Norbert J. and Selma (Klatt) Mensing.  He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1972, and later attended Mankato State College.  On August 26, 1978 he married Mary M. Vosler.

Mark was very dedicated and proud of the work that he and partner Kurt Abel and all the staff at United Builders have accomplished over the years. He enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with friends and family, and most of all time together with his wife, children, and granddaughter Zoa.

He is survived by his spouse, Mary Mensing of Blue Earth, son, Paul Mensing of Rochester, daughter, Nicole (Bart) Oelke of Blue Earth, sister, Carol Timmons of New Prague, sister, Sharon (Steve) Mastain of Minneapolis, sister, Diane (Jim) McNulty of Minneapolis, brother, Mike (Sue) Mensing of Blue Earth, brother, Dan (Becky) Mensing of Blue Earth, and granddaughter, Zoa Oelke of Blue Earth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Linda Tenquist, and brother-in-law, Pat Timmons.

A memorial has been established with UHD Hospice in Mark’s name.


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