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Published June 11, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mark S. Nelson

Mark Steven Nelson, 60, of Moorhead, MN, passed away June 6, 2013. Mark was born April 13, 1953, the son of Donald and Luraine Nelson.

Mark graduated from Moorhead High School in 1972, and later went on to receive his bachelor's degree in business from University of Mary. He was a long time employee of Case New Holland.

Mark S. Nelson

Mark Steven Nelson, 60, of Moorhead, MN, passed away June 6, 2013. Mark was born April 13, 1953, the son of Donald and Luraine Nelson.

Mark graduated from Moorhead High School in 1972, and later went on to receive his bachelor's degree in business from University of Mary. He was a long time employee of Case New Holland.

Mark married Diane (Benoit) Gratton in 1974, and together raised two daughters, Jill and Carly. Mark loved to spend time on Lake Lizzie with his family. His passions were music, family, friends, helping out his neighbors, and cruising in his ’74 vintage convertible Corvette.

Mark was survived by his daughter, Jill (Bret) Sassenberg, Scottsdale, AZ; daughter Carly (Darren) Dalbey, Fargo, ND; brother Jeff (Gretchen) Nelson, Clarkston, WA; sister Lori (Steve) Holt, Cormorant, MN; sister Heidi (Jeff) Jaenisch, Fergus Falls, MN; grandsons Alex Dalbey and Max Sassenberg; a niece and several nephews.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Donald, and his mother, Luraine.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 9:00 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN.

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