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Mark DeWitte

Mark DeWitte, age 52, of Gaylord passed away peacefully with his mom and brother by his side on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at his home in Gaylord. Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, December 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gaylord with interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Arlington. Memorials preferred to Aveyron Homes, 222 5th Ave. NW, Hutchinson, Minnesota 55350. Clergy officiating was Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Organist: Sherri Kaufmann Song leader was Terri Olson. Readers were Delanie DeWitte and Jordan DeWitte. Musical selections were “Grant Them Eternal Rest”, “Be Thou My Vision”, “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Old Hundredth”, and “May Angels Guide You (In Paradisium).” Casket bearers were Jerome DeWitte, Tristan DeWitte, Chance DeWitte, Kirby Anderson, Blake Clobes, and Jeff Young. Mark is survived by his: mother, Linda DeWitte; brother, Mike (Kim) DeWitte; nieces and nephews, J.C. DeWitte, Tristan DeWitte, Chance DeWitte, Delanie DeWitte, and Phoebe DeWitte; other relatives and friends. Mark was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard and Geraldine Carlson and Reine and Alice DeWitte; father, Jerome DeWitte. Mark Randall DeWitte was born on August 11, 1970, in Edina, Minnesota. He was the son of Jerome and Linda (Carlson) DeWitte. Mark was baptized as an infant on September 13, 1970, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minnesota. He attended O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mark was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the age of 16. He lived the best life possible. He had been living at Aveyron Homes for the past eight years. Recently he was diagnosed with cancer. Mark moved home to be with his family while in hospice. Mark enjoyed his music and loved all of his family. He also enjoyed going out to have a cigarette or a cigar and having two beers on Monday and Friday’s with his brother, Mike, to play pull tabs and video lottery. Mark passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022, at 6:30 P.M. with his mom and brother by his side, at the age of 52 years. Blessed be his memory. We would like to give thanks to all the staff at Aveyron Homes and the Allina Hospice Care Team. Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com<http://www.hantge.com/>

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