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Gary S. Van de Mark


Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Gary S. Van de Mark, age 64, of rural Mabel, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at his home.

Gary was born November 26, 1948 in Spencer, Iowa to C.C. “Pete” and Geraldine (Henneman) Van de Mark. He attended 13 schools in 12 years and graduated from the Chatfield High School in 1967. He attended the University of Minnesota before joining the workforce where he worked as a meat luger, truck driver, owner of a bar in Chatfield, dairy farmer, and bridge worker. On October 8, 1979 he married Ruth Izer. They later divorced. On November 30, 1987 he married Marlys “Kit” Underdahl. In 1989 they moved to rural Mabel and started Hy View Feeds. Gary was talented with fixing and fabricating machines and using his carpentry skills for the business. He had a knack for caring for animals and used it well in growing their business.

Gary is survived by his wife Marlys “Kit” of Mabel; two daughters Ellen Izer-Van de Mark of Washington D.C., and Megan Izer-Van de Mark of Portland, Oregon; a brother Jim of Chatfield; and two sisters Dorothy (Wayne) Stephas of Chatfield, and Judy (Wyatt) Goldsmith of Dover, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Doyle Terrance.

A time of remembrance was held on Monday, August 12th at Gary’s residence.

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