Mark G Benschoter, age 63, of Twin Lakes, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019. Mark was diagnosed with metastatic stage IV esophageal cancer at the end of September. He fought a courageous battle for eight months. Mark, son of Ardelle L (Urban) (Rehbein) Benschoter and Merle L Benschoter, was born May 22, 1956, in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Mark grew up in the Winnebago area. He married Kathryn L Harnack in Wells, Minnesota on December 28, 1975. They divorced and then were re-married on December 29, 1983. They had two children – Tina and Matthew. His work resume shows enjoying positions at Wells Concrete, Mosser Masonry, Swift-Eckrich, Streaters, George’s Cars, Cybex, Austin Packaging, and Mrs Gerry’s Kitchen. Mark retired from Mrs Gerry’s at 62 when the cancer prevented him from continuing work. Mark’s favorite thing to do was to spend time with his grandkids – Drew, Trevor, Makayla, Karli, Lexi, and Lilly. Mark was a loyal Vikings fan. Go Vikes! He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, his 64 Chevy Impala SS, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Mark will be greatly missed by his wife, Kathy; daughter Tina and son Matt; Tina’s husband Mark Schroeder, and their children Drew, Trevor, and Karli; Matt’s wife Christine, and their children Makayla, Alexis, and Lillian; brothers Dennis (Susan) Rehbein of Las Vegas NV, Dean (Paula) Benschoter of Minneapolis MN, James (Sue) Benschoter of Winnebago MN, and Gary (Beverly) Benschoter of Chula Vista CA;Father/Mother-in-law William (Bill) D. Harnack and Lucille (Lucy) L. Harnack; brothers/sisters-in-law Karen (Jim) Evans of Wells MN, Keith (Tina) Harnack of Silverdale WA, Kenneth (Sheila) Harnack of Lakeville MN, and Kay (Chris) Prescher of Alameda CA; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and their families, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ardelle and Merle; and his sister Sharon Rehbein Dontje Bowman.
Visitation will be at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea on Saturday, June 15th, from 8:30a – 10:30am, followed by short service starting at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.