~~Mark Beck, age 47, of Olivia died Monday, August 28, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be Friday, September 1st, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church in Olivia with Pastor Henry Meyers officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Mark William Beck was born April 15, 1970 at Granite Falls, MN, to Francis William and Joyce Marie (Miller) Beck. He lived in Renville, Appleton, and Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School. He then attended Ridgewater College in Willmar to study Nursing. Mark married Sharlene Van Hove June 11, 1994 at Bunde Christian Reformed Church. They were blessed with three sons and made their home in Renville and since 2001 in Olivia. Mark was employed at the RenVilla Nursing Home and then for many years as a surgical nurse at Renville County Hospital. He has recently been employed as a chef at Main Street Bar and Grill in Renville which gave him the opportunity to visit with patrons while cooking. Mark was affectionately known as "Gork" to his family and long time friends. He truly loved the outdoors whether spending time with his three sons, fishing, deer hunting, being with his dogs and animals, and going for drives along the river bottom.
Mark is survived by his wife Sharlene; his three sons: Tyler William, Hunter Douglas, and Conner Edward all of Olivia; his three brothers: Todd (and Pam) Beck of Miltona, Dave (and Tonia) Beck of Appleton, and Paul (and Barb) Beck of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Joyce Beck; and his father-in-law Ted Van Hove.
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