Mark Thomas Reynolds, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Dala House in Mora. He was 71 years old.
PUBLIC VISITATION will be held from 9:30 -11:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Due to covid-19 restrictions and the limited space at the funeral home, the funeral service will be private and by invitation only. The family will be live streaming the service to facebook for those unable to attend the service in person.
INTERMENT & MILITARY HONORS will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Mark. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
Mark Thomas Reynolds, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 surrounded by family and friends at the Dala House in Mora. He was 71 years old.
Mark was born on January 15, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota and raised by parents Edward and Patricia (Ducklow) Reynolds. He grew up in the St. Paul area, graduating from Kellogg High School in 1968. On March 17, 1969 Mark entered the US Navy. He was later honorably discharged in September of 1969. As a young man, he spent some time exploring and backpacking across Europe.
In 1977 he met the love of his life, Roberta Lea Case, and they married on April 29, 1978. They lived their first year of marriage in Little Canada before moving to their home in Mora in the fall of 1979. Together they raised two children, instilling their love of music, camping, and hiking in them. Mark worked as a chef at the Dutch House in Mora for many years. He was a wonderful cook and will be remembered for his delicious German potato salad, glorified rice, and Hawaiian chicken. He enjoyed catering events and making beautiful wedding cakes. Mark also drove school bus for Pine City School for many years before retiring.
Mark looked forward to the annual family trip to the North Shore as well as other travel to Florida and California over the years. He loved taking walks with his children, fishing, playing cards, dancing, and playing the organ and piano. He loved telling stories and simply being with family and friends. He put God first in his life but also loved his wife, children, and grandchildren dearly.
Mark decided to go home on hospice from hospital so he could spend the last three weeks of his life, laughing and visiting with loved ones. He wanted to make one last meal before he died, and with the help of his son and daughter, was able to use his chef skills to make a chicken salad. He will be truly missed by all.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents, wife Roberta, and sister Mary Pat (Dick) Dwyer.
He is survived by his children, Joshua (Morgan) Reynolds and Sarah (Joe) Buxton; grandchildren, Alexandria Reynolds, Brittany Reynolds, Clayton Reynolds, Arden “AJ” Buxton, and Elizabeth Buxton; siblings, Timothy (Beverly) Reynolds, Peter Reynolds, and Amy (Frank) Gervais; as well as many other relatives and friends.