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Published September 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Mark Alan Pancratz

Mark Alan Pancratz, 59, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at his home in Edwards, Colorado.

Mark was born on June 5, 1954, in Fargo, ND, to Paul and Leota (Gallagher) Pancratz. He was raised and educated in Fargo, and graduated from Fargo Shanley High School in 1972. He attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, from 1972-1977 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Mark met his wife, Linda Olson, at UND and they were married on December 27, 1976. He attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and received a Master’s Degree in Education as well as attended the Gemmological Association of Great Britain in London, England receiving a Diploma in Gemmology in 1998.

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