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November 22, 1947 - October 19, 2018

Cletus “Mark” McCabe was born November 22, 1947, in Cresco, Iowa to Leonard and Mary Jane (McConnell) McCabe.  He grew up in the Amherst and Mabel area and attended school in Canton and Mabel.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was a truck driver stationed in Alaska.  He married Sherry Johnson.  They later divorced.  He was an equipment operator and truck driver for many years at Harmony Co-op and later for POET in Preston.  He enjoyed working in agriculture, playing cards, socializing, and having Busch Lite BOTTLES of beer.

Mark passed away Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa at the age of 70.

Mark is survived by children Angie (Dean) Happel of Caledonia, Shannon Ramthun of Plainview, Shawn McCabe of Kasson, and Lisa (Bryan Evans) McCabe-Evans of Plainview; grandchildren Dustin, Reggi, Brady, Veronica, Broc, Brylee, Shelbey, Parker, Conner, Abigail, Avery, Aiden, and Axl; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Darrell (Doris) of Lanesboro,  Dennis (Dorothy Hill) of Zearing, Iowa, Loren (Barb) of Mabel, Dave (Sonia) of Chatfield, Marcia (Lyle Halverson) Larson of Mabel, and Susie (Gary) Morken of Mabel; longtime special friend Gloria Moen of Harmony; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Douglas, sister-in-law Cindy McCabe; brother-in-law Richard Larson; a niece Nicki Majerus and nephew Rick Larson.                                 

A Celebration of Mark’s life will be 5 – 7 PM Thursday, October 25 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.  Interment will be 2 PM Friday, October 26th at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota.  Memorials are preferred.

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