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Mark Kemmerick

d. August 17, 2019

Mark Edward Kemmerick, 62, of Austin, MN, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family,after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Mark was born on August 22, 1956, in Austin, MN, to Joseph and Dorothy (Wolf) Kemmerick. Mark grew up on a farm south of Austin, attended Queen of Angels Grade School and Pacelli High School, graduating in 1974. He went on to complete the carpentry program at Austin Vo-Tech. For over 20 years he worked with his mentor, Bruce Ulland, building many houses throughout Austin. In 1999 he started working as a carpenter at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, where he worked until his death. In July, 1980 Mark welcomed his son, Adam, into the world. Mark was so proud of Adam and cherished every moment they spent together. Mark loved being a dad and a grandpa. He married the love of his life, Joan Carlson, September 8, 2001 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Mark enjoyed gardening, grilling, mushroom hunting, loved classic rock, the Vikings, spending time in Door County, playing scrabble with Adam, fishing trips with friends to northern MN, vacations with family and his new truck! He treasured the evenings on the patio with Joan and cats, particularly his first cat, Mickey. He appreciated nature, the simple joys of life and admiring the stars. He was known for his kindness, his great sense of humor and his beautiful smile. He lived his life as he wanted. Mark is survived by his loving wife, Joan, son, Adam (Breanna), grandchildren, Mason, Finley and Brody, all from Austin; mother, Dorothy Kemmerick, Austin; siblings, Norma Holmes, Exton, PA, Ryan (Patricia), Rochester, MN, Randy (Judy), Seymour, MO, Sheila (Tom) Brownlow, Rochester, MN, Brenda Kemmerick, Minneapolis, MN, Susan (Bill) Horner, Spring, TX; sister- in- law, Susan Klouman (Sam), Stamford, CT; brothers- in- law Rick Carlson, Northwood, IA, John (Andrea) Carlson, Indianola, IA; his cats, Emilio and Romeo; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph in 2018, and his niece, Ann, in 1989. A Memorial service for Mark Kemmerick will be held 2:00 pm on Thursday August 22,2019 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Friends may call Wednesday, August 21 from 5-7 pm at Mayer Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the Church on Thursday. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Wednesday, August 21 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, August 22 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Thursday, August 22 2019
2:00 PM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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