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Mark D. BengstonFebruary 7, 1961 ~ April 28, 2017 (age 56)
Mark D. Bengston, 56, of Aberdeen, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Pastor Kevin Bergeson officiating.
Burial, with military rites, will take place at Riverside Memorial Park in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the mortuary, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Mark D. Bengston was born on February 7, 1961, to Dale and Ella Maye (Woolley) Bengston in Huron, SD. He was raised and attended school in Aberdeen, graduating from Aberdeen Central High School in 1979.
Following graduation, Mark entered the United States Marines and served his country as a jet engine mechanic and was stationed in Japan and Washington, D.C. before receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1990. Mark then resided in Wyoming for a short period of time before moving to Aberdeen, where he attended Northern State College.
Mark was united in marriage to Cristy Darcy in Aberdeen on July 3, 1998. The family made Aberdeen their home. Mark worked various jobs in Aberdeen and was currently employed with Pizza Hut at the time of his death.
Mark loved his family more than anything and never missed any of his children’s activities. He was also a true animal lover and was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins.
Grateful to have shared in Mark’s life are his wife, Cristy Bengston of Aberdeen; children: Matthew Bengston of Massachusetts and Christopher Bengston, Jason Rohrbach, Justin Rohrbach, Jorden Rohrbach, Cristin Bengston and Cassie Bengston, all of Aberdeen; his mother, Ella Maye Bengston of Aberdeen; his sister, Teresa Tucker and nephew, Michael Tucker, both of Lusk, WY; and two grandchildren, Cloe Rohrbach and Joshua Bengston, who were the highlights of his life.
Mark’s father preceded him in death.