July 20, 1950 ~ June 14, 2014
Mark Feist, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend departed this world after a brief and difficult battle with cancer. He died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo. His passing leaves a huge void in the lives of his family and friends. He will be loved and missed by them forever.
Mark, the fourth of six children born to Bertha (Klein) and Anthony Feist was born July 20, 1950 in Minot, ND. He grew up and attended school in the Karlsruhe area graduating from Velva High School in 1968. He attended Wahpeton State School of Science and NDSU majoring in Architecture. In the fall of 1970, he volunteered for the US Army and spent his basic training at Fort Lewis, WA. After basic he was sent to Berlin, Germany, where he remained until his honorable discharge in 1972. In the spring of 1973, he began carrying mail with the US Postal Service and in 1975 was promoted to a management position. He remained with the Postal Service for 30 years retiring in 2003.
He married Naomi Mastrud in September of 1974 and in 1982 his twin sons were born. They divorced in 1985. On January 20, 1987, he married Judie Buzick and remained married to her until the time of his death.
Mark loved motorcycles, fast cars, fancy jewelry and good times. Cooking was a favorite pastime and he prepared fabulous meals for those lucky enough to be sharing them. He always had a joke or funny comment, often leaving people at a loss for words. But his greatest love was for his family and the new home that he and Judie built in 2012. He loved visiting and getting together with the neighbors. Family holidays were always filled with lots of love, food and laughter. The big table always had room for one more person. While we will miss him terribly, we have so many happy memories to fill those sad moments. Long live the memory of our beloved “Markie”.
Mark is survived by his wife of 27 years, Judie; mother Bertha, Minot, ND; sons, Blake Feist, Fargo, and Blaine (Jamie Asplin) Feist, Fargo; stepdaughter, Karla (Len Friedt) Buzick, Bismarck; three brothers, Richard Feist, Gayville, SD, Brian Feist, Suwanee, GA, and Donald Feist, Minot, ND.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony, brother, Tony and sister, Lorraine Bossert.