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Mark Heidecker

May 30, 1950-July 15, 2011

Mark A. Heidecker, 61, of Rollag, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Mark Albert Heidecker was born the son of Mervin and Darlene (Thysell) Heidecker on May 30, 1950 in Moorhead, Minnesota. He was raised in Hawley, graduating from Hawley High School in 1968 and from North Dakota State University in 1972.

On December 1, 1973 Mark was united in marriage to Sue Nord at Hawley Lutheran Church. They made their home at Rollag and were the proud parents of Rory Allison and Michael John.

Mark worked for many years in the agricultural industry, with the majority of his career spent at Steiger Tractor in Fargo and Rapat, Inc., in Hawley.

Mark was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was deeply involved in Rollag Lutheran Church activities and Pelican Lake was his earthly heaven.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 37 years, Sue; children, Rory (Ryan) Tangen of Detroit Lakes and Michael (Kristen) Heidecker of Rothsay, Minn.; grandchildren, Caleb, Sarah and Isaac Tangen and Mason Heidecker; brother, Steve (Shelda) Heidecker of Burnsville, Minn.; sisters, Mary Carlson of San Fernando Beach, Fla., and Sue (Bob) Oehrlein of Mora, Minn.; and his extended family, Cindy Haugrud, Jackie (Todd) Anderson and their children, Elizabeth and Ryan and Joey (JoDee) Haugrud and their children, Megan and Emily.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Mervin and Darlene Heidecker; and his second mom and dad, Margaret and Jr. Haugrud.

A gathering of friends will be held at Rollag Lutheran Church, Rollag, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, with a 7 p.m. remembrance service.

Memorial services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Rollag Lutheran Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

Dobmeier Funeral Home of Barnesville is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guestbook is available at