Mark Steven Elmer, age 71, of Windom, Minnesota entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his residence, with his family by his side.
A private Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Windom, with Father Pratap Reddy officiating. Military honors will be held after Mass by the Windom American Legion.
The public is encouraged to participate in the service by watching it live on the Osterberg Funeral Home Facebook page.
Mark Steven Elmer, son of Lowell Sr. and Corrine (Barrett), was born on Monday, May 23, 1949, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He attended and graduated from Albert Lea public schools. Mark obtained his degree in computer technology from Mankato Technical College. Mark enlisted into the United States Army on May 23, 1968 and proudly served his country until being honorably discharged on May 23, 1972. Mark was united in marriage to the love of his life Bonnie Jacobsen on October 12, 1968, in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota. They were blessed with 3 children Scott, Kristy, and Kathryn. In 1980 Mark and Bonnie moved to Lakefield where they spent many years, before moving to their forever home in Windom. On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, with his family by his side, Mark entered into eternal rest, and was reunited with his angel daughter Kristy, at the age of 71 years, 8 months, and 17 days.
Mark enjoyed spending time outdoors golfing and hunting. He was always open to sharing his passion for hunting with his family, friends, and his families’ friends, opening his home up to others for annual hunting trips together. Mark was known for his great story telling, and always had one to tell you, even if you heard it already. Most of all Mark loved being with his family. He adored each and every moment that he spent with his grandchildren. Mark has left a lifetime of memories to be cherished by his family and friends.
Mark is survived by his wife of 52 years Bonnie; children Scott (Mary) Elmer, and Kathryn (Scott Vollan) Elmer; grandchildren Ethan, Alanna, Molly, Emily, Brittany, Melanie, and Macy; along with numerous other relatives.
Mark is preceded in death by his daughter Kristy, parents Lowell and Corrine, and his grandparents.
Blessed be the memory of Mark Steven Elmer.
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