Requiescat In Pace

Today, I am sitting at a funeral.  My oldest friend’s dad died on Sunday.

Mark had an amazing ability to make anyone feel like family, from the moment he met them.    The day I introduced him to my wife, he taught her to throw a tomahawk, and she still talks about it, 10 years later.

I don’t have a post in me today.

Mark Wayne Dwire, 61, was accepted into his father’s arms surrounded by his family June 24th. Mark was born to Wyman (Jack) and Donna (Hasbrouck) Dwire on March 25th, 1951 in Park Rapids, MN. Mark graduated from Walker/Hackensack High School in 1969. He was married to Sherry (Garbers) Dwire on July 31st, 1971. Mark was a business entrepreneur. He started as a logger when you could still make a living with a chainsaw and a tractor.

Mark was proceeded in death by his father, step father Robert Dwire and stepfather Patrick Harrington, his brother Kerwin Dwire.

Mark is survived by his wife Sherry, his mother Donna (Hasbrouck) Harrington, children Jesse, Jason, Terra Fine (Andrew), Jeremiah (Tanja), and Daughter-in-law Elizabeth. Mark loved his grandchildren Cameron, Emily, Madelyn, Lydia, Faith, Elaina and Ellery. He was fondly referred to as ‘Super Papa’. He is also survived by many siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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    1. I’m sorry for your loss.

    2. Sorry to hear that, Jason. It’s always hard, family or not, when a light like that is lost. May you heal swiftly, and keep his memory near.

    3. I am so sorry for your loss, and for your friend and his family. What a legacy, to be a “Super Papa.”

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