Mark DuChamp, 70 of Thief River Falls, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND with his loving family at his side.
Memorial service will be held 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Matt Howe officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Ecklund-Holmstrom American Legion Post 117, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793 and United States Air Force Honor Guard. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the church dining area.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held on hour prior to the service on Wednesday at United Methodist Church.
Mark Steven DuChamp was born on May 10, 1948 in Thief River Falls, MN the son of Joseph and Hazel (Adolphson) DuChamp. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. Mark attended Knox Elementary School in Thief River Falls and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1966. He then attended Northland Community College in Thief River Falls.
Mark entered into service with the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Minot, ND, Taiwan for 15 months and Michigan where he was Honorably Discharged after four years of active duty.
On December 27, 1969 Mark was united in marriage to Judy Nicholson at the United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls, MN. To this union two children were born Dean and Daniele. The family made their home in Thief River Falls.
Mark drove truck for Hartz Foods for many years and also worked at Independent Machine Service in Thief River Falls until he was forced to retire for health reasons.
He enjoyed pitching fast-pitch softball, fishing, hunting, playing cards, working on projects, dancing, music, visiting with family and friends. Mark was a hard-working, loyal, honest, great husband, great father and role model to many. He was a big man with a big heart.
Survivors include his loving wife, Judy of Thief River Falls; son, Dean (Terri) DuChamp of Prior Lake, MN; daughter, Daniele DuChamp of Thief River Falls; sister, Naida (Jack) Pederson of St. Cloud, MN; sister-in-law, Peggy DuChamp of Lake, MI; brother-in-law, Sam Siegel of Golden Valley, MN; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ione Siegel, Joan (Don) Engelstad, Duane DuChamp, and Arden (Darlene) DuChamp.