Marcel “Mark” Eliason of Pine City went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his beloved family at the age of 91.
Marcel Clarence Eliason was born Oct. 9, 1926, to Joseph and Eldora (Kurschner) Eliason in Ridgeland, Wisconsin.
Mark attended Hinckley High School in Hinckley. On June 11, 1950, he married Sallie Burgess at Grace United Methodist Church in Danbury, Wisconsin. Mark worked as an insurance agent for many insurance companies in Minnesota during his career and retired from Mark Eliason Insurance in Pine City.
Mark was involved in Lions Cub, United Methodist Men’s Club and served as a board member for Hillside Court. He was strong in his faith and lived his life serving Jesus, his family and his community. Mark was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mark is survived by his wife Sallie Eliason of Pine City; grandchildren Shawna (David) Eagle of Delano, Chad Espeseth of Minneapolis and Allison Espeseth of Roseville; great-grandchildren Kori (Gabe Glidden) Iverson and T.J. Iverson all of Winona; great-great-grandchildren David Iverson and Dylan Zaborowski both of Mounds View; sisters Rachel Adamek of St. Cloud, Sylvia Bartes of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Gloria Carrigan of Washington, Kathy Saboe of Louisiana and Laurel (Jim) Pearson of White Bear Lake; many nieces and nephews.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Candice Haase; great-granddaughter Kayla Iverson; brothers Roland and Dale Eliason.
Pastor Rob Spahr will officiate at funeral services for Mark at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, at First Presbyterian Church, Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 5-8 p.m., Monday, June 18, at the Swanson Funeral Chapel, Pine City, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the caregivers at St. Croix Hospice and especially to Blanche, Dawn, Stephen, Carla and Shelly, and the staff at David’s Kidney Care in Siren, Wisconsin.
Memorials may be designated to Lost Sheep Ministries, 2088 129th Lane NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City – Swanson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com