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Mark VerValin, age 57, West Fargo, ND, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home under the care of his loving wife and Hospice.
Mark Steven VerValin was born June 15, 1960, at Moorhead, MN, the son of Darwin and Donna Mae (Johnson) VerValin. He grew up at various locations near Fargo, ND. His parents divorced, and Mark considered his step-father Raymond Miller to be his father. He began working in Fargo at various jobs, and also had worked at Grand Forks, ND.
On May 4, 1991, Mark was united in marriage to Gladys Haaland at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Fargo. He was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy in 1992, and became fully disabled in 2007.
Mark loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed cars – watching stock car and NASCAR races, and working on cars was a big part of his life. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, “just tinkering”, and woodworking. Mark loved watching birds while being out on their deck. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife Gladys; his step-father Raymond (Pearl) Miller, Fargo, ND; two sisters and one brother, Sharon (Curt) DeMent, Vicky (Matthew) Wicker, and Tab VerValin, all of Fargo, ND. Also his sister-in-law Torill (Ray) Wasness, West Fargo; five brothers-in-law, Kjell (Charlotte) Haaland, Cooperstown, ND, Arne Haaland, Frazee, MN, Magnus (Linda) Haaland, Cooperstown, ND, Ivar (Karen) Haaland, West Fargo, ND, Andy (Gail) Haaland, Cooperstown; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Tausha (Joshua) Bolluyt of Fergus Falls, MN, Stephanie Wasness and Lindsey (Justen) Riebe, both of West Fargo, ND, and their 7 children, whom Mark considered to be his children and grandchildren.
Mark was preceded in death by his father & mother, his grandparents, and Gladys’ sister-in-law, Diana Haaland.
Visitation: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 5 pm – 7 pm, with a Prayer Service held at 7PM, all in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.
Funeral: 10 am Thursday in St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo.
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center