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Mark Richard Ascherin

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<p>Mark R. Ascherin, 59, died Wednesday September 18 peacefully at home in Custer, SD. </p> <p>Mark was born June 9, 1960 in Rapid City, SD to Hal and Barbara Ascherin. After graduating from Stevens High School, he attended college and graduated from South Dakota State University in 1983. He worked in the banking industry in Rapid City and Omaha, NE, where he met and married his wife Mari (Davis) Ascherin in 1993. They moved back to Mitchell, SD in 1997 where Mark began a 20+ year career as a Software Support Specialist with Martin Group and Innovative Systems. They moved to Rapid City in 2012, and to Custer in November of 2018. Mark continued his career with Innovative Systems by telecommuting from his home office. </p> <p>Mark is survived by his wife Mari, Custer, SD, two sons, Kevin (Stacy) Ascherin of Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington, Derek Ascherin of Cheyenne, WY, granddaughter Abigail Ascherin, Washington, brother Brian (Trisha) Ascherin, Green Valley, AZ, sisters, Sheila (Jim) Heward, Bella Vista, AR, Carol (Jerry) Amerson, Des Moines, IA, Diane Haley, Raleigh, NC and Karen (Mike) Delicate, Rapid City, brother’s and sister’s in law, Mark (Kathryn) Davis, Rapid City, Marty (Amy) Davis, Black Hawk, Mike Davis, Huron, SD and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Alex Ascherin, his older brother Bruce, his parents, and infant brother Kevin, and his parent in-laws, Jerry and Marilyn Davis and sister in-law Jodi Davis. </p> <p>Mark enjoyed biking, hiking, paddle boarding, four wheeling and anything outdoors as long Mari and their three dogs, Maddie, Journey and Parker were by his side. He had a servant’s heart and was always available and eager to lend a hand to friends, family and anyone in need. His laughter and enthusiasm for life was contagious and endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. </p> <p>He left this life much too soon and will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his family and his many friends. </p> <p>Visitation will be 5:00pm-7:00pm Friday September 20, at Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City. Funeral services will be 3:00pm Saturday September 21 at Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. David Piper officiating. A reception and fellowship will follow at the Canyon Lake Resort 2720 Chapel Lane in Rapid City. Inurnment will be held in Pine Lawn Memorial Park at a later date. Online condolences can be left at www.osheimschmidt.com</p>

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