Mark Blackwood Stone, 59, of Wahpeton, entered into eternal rest on May 23rd, 2018. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 28, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, followed by the memorial service at 10:00 am at Bethel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, with Rev. Julé Ballinger officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Born on May 22nd, 1959 in Bemidji, MN he was the son of Donald and Joan (Peg Enfield) Stone. Mark lived in Minneapolis, MN and Osage, MN before moving to Hawley, MN in 1967. He graduated from Hawley High School in 1977 before attending Granite Falls Technical College, graduating in 1979. Mark married the love of his life, Laurie Mattson on October 27th, 1979. They lived in Fargo and West Fargo before moving to their home in Wahpeton in 1985. Mark was dedicated to his work at Smith Motors as finance manager for 33 years.
Mark loved everyone he met. He could light up a room with his infectious smile. He loved spending time with family and friends at the cabin on Ottertail Lake. Mark also enjoyed traveling and writing. He took much pleasure in spending time with his six grandchildren, reading or playing guitar for them. He enjoyed hunting with his two sons, Jason (Katie) and Jonathan. Mark was happiest spending time with his bride of 39 years.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Laurie of Wahpeton; sons, Jason (Katie) of West Fargo, ND and their sons, Gavin, Liam, and Christian, Jonathan of St. Croix Falls, WI and his daughters, Austin, Havyn, and Adleigh; his parents, Donald and Joan (Peg) Stone; sisters, Julie and Debra (Greg) Brown; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer Stone, Vivian and Lester Enfield, and Arvid and Gladys Hoge, and his aunt, Mary Lee Enfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Humane Society and Bethel Lutheran Church.