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Mark Bacon, of Maple Grove formerly of Stanchfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 after a long battle with Melanoma Cancer. He was 46 years old.

A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 27, 2008 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Braham with Fr. Zimmer officiating. VISITATION will be from 5-7 pm on Sunday, October 26th at the church with a 7pm prayer service & one hour prior to the service at church on Monday. INTERMENT will be at 3:00 pm at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Maple Grove.

Mark Todd Bacon, of Maple Grove, formerly of Braham, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 after a long battle with Melanoma. He was 46 years old.
Mark was born June 17, 1962 to parents Kenneth & Pearl (Giffrow) Bacon in Cambridge, Minnesota. He attended and graduated from Braham High School in 1981 and went on to Mesabi Junior College in Virginia, MN. Mark transferred to the University of North Dakota where he was a defensive lineman for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Football Team. Mark graduated with degrees in physical education and recreation.

While at UND Mark met Susan Heidt and on June 29, 1991 they were married in St. Cloud, MN. Together they moved to Maple Grove, where Mark was a residential construction contractor and started and operated Bacon Brothers Construction. Mark then went on to work as a sale representative, selling building products throughout Minnesota. Mark also designed a kickstand plate and obtained a patent for the Groundhog kickstand plate for motorcycles which he manufactured in his garage.
Mark was a true outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. His greatest loves were his property on Lake of the Woods, where he would ice fish with his family and friends, and goose hunting in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan. Mark’s other passions included painting wildlife scenes, telling stories thru video, and authoring several short children’s stories.

Mark has been a lifelong member of the Braham Sportsman’s Club and served as both Vice President and President and sat on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the UND Fighting Sioux Club and Football Alumni. Mark and Sue are members of the St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church of Wayzata. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Mark is survived by his wife Susan; mother Pearl Bacon of Braham; brothers Michael (Laurie) Bacon of Braham, Melvin (Karie) Bacon of Stanchfield and Matthew (Melissa Nelson) Bacon of Cambridge; nieces Casinda (Mike) Langseth, Nicole Bacon, Natalie Bacon, Alexis Nelson, Kayla Jordan, Jessi Jordan, Paige Jordan, Riviera Wock, and Harmony Wock; nephews Dustin (Jennifer) Bacon, Anthony Bacon and Lance Heidt; grandniece Braelyn Bacon; and many other relatives and friends.
Mark is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Bacon; father-in-law Rudy Heidt; grandparents Harry & Angie Giffrow and Lemuel & Minnie Bacon.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, October 27, 2008 at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Braham, with Celebrant Father Zimmer. Music was provided by Joni Nelson. Casket bearers are Gary Lidke, Al Jensen, Tim Mattson, Levi Lidke, Kevin Hansen, Bob Alstrom, Brian Peterson, Dave Tomlinson, Kevin Morgan and Bob Anderson. Honorary Casket bearers were the Fighting Sioux Football Alumni. Interment will be in the Saint Patrick’s Cemetery of Maple Grove. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham, MN. www.aifuneralhome.com

12 thoughts on “MARK TODD BACON”

  1. Uncle Mark will always be remembered. His sense of humor was always present. Even when he was ill, he was Jolly!
    Susie, Our love and prayers are with you.

  2. Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mark & your father. Please know you are in my prayers.
    JoLin Marsh

  3. Susie,
    I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss of such a wonderful man. I would do anything to take away all the pain you are going through at this very difficult time. I know Mark is in heaven with Grandpa and Uncle Rudy and there all watching down on us. I hope that gives you some peace during this hard time.. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I love you, Your Cousin Ashleigh

  4. Mark was one of those guys that you could never spend enough time with and I wish we would have had more time with him. I have never met a more fun and uplifting person! He was a free spirit (the younger Hank Jr. days). Mark was also fiercely loyal and a leader. Mark brought people together with a great sense of humor and a unique view on life that will be greatly missed.
    When asked on the Pat Behrns (UND Football) show in 1985 about a pass that he intercepted Mark looked straight into the camera with his fully combed mane and crooked grin and said “I should have returned it for Six!” That is how I will remember you Mark.

  5. Dear Susan,

    Our prayers are with you and your family at this time and forward. I had the great priviledge of not only knowing Mark, but playing at UND with him and calling him friend. Since the very first time I ever met him, he was always blessed with that good looking smile he wore and showed to us all. He is the truest example of how we all should treat one another, a kind man, with a warm heart…… genuine to the core.

    I have the utmost respect for the Man he was as a football player and my team mate. We loved him since the day we all met him.

    May God Bless you and keep you in his arms Mark.

    With Warmest Regards-


  6. I had the privilege of working with Mark at Nystrom Building Products after he left Bacon Brothers Construction. Mark had an uncanny ability of making customers his personal friends. He was also a stitch in the office playing numerous practical jokes and making up nicknames for people like “Laser lips” and “Big Grapes”.

    I remember Mark bringing me along with him on Thursday nights in the summer to shoot trap at the Braham Sportsmen’s Club, a weekly ritual he seldom missed. I met Mark’s brothers and many of his friends who all had nicknames and Mark was fittingly known as “Ox” to those who knew him best.

    Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  7. Suzee and Mark’s family I just want to tell you how sorry I am. Mark was a genuine person. You know my Dad found a kindred spirit in him. He was a true giant of a man, but also so tender that all the kids adored him. I hope you can think of his laugh and how his strength enveloped your hand when he shook it. I pray that the love you shared will give you comfort and remember always that you both were a gift to eachother. I love you like when we were little girls Brenda

  8. My sympathy to you, Sue, and your family.

    May happy memories help to ease the pain at this time. You are such a wonderful person and I want to let you know I am thinking of you and praying for you now. My deepest sympathy.

    Connie Priesz: Orono Middle School Faculty

  9. Dear Sue, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Craig and I had a lot of laughs and good times with Mark. He was always the first to seek me out after a bball game and give me some good natured teasing. I know Craig was fortunate to call him a teammate. Count your blessings for the time you did have with him, as we all are. Take care of yourself and let your friends and family be there for you. You are a special lady.

    God Bless you Michele and Craig

  10. Susie – We just wanted to tell you how sorry we are for your loss. We did not know Mark, but knowing you and your family only means that Mark was also the same kind of wonderful person. You have had to endure quite alot, with losing both your husband and father, and we will be praying for you during this difficult time (Psalm #91) God Bless you and your family…Don & Susie Maus

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