Mark J. Jasinski

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Mark Jay Jasinski , age 59 from Fargo ND, passed away on September 2, 2022, at Fargo Sanford Hospital.

Mark was born May 7th, 1963, to Tony and Lu Jasinski. In Fargo ND. He lived in Fargo all his life. Mark was never married. He enjoyed being single and living alone.

Mark worked at Paradiso in Fargo for many years. He was a prep cook, washed dishes and made thousands of baskets of chips. The Paradiso employees were his second family, they also gave him his famous nickname, Schmoo, which everyone continued to call him. He also worked at Sheyenne appliance in West Fargo (he was called Jay there), doing what he loved to do, tearing apart appliances.

Everyone that knew Mark said that he knew a lot of useless information that most people didn’t pay much attention to. So, it was always interesting to have a conversation with him or watch jeopardy with him. Having a conversation with him was always fun and interesting. When Mark wasn’t reading, he was playing strategic games on the computer. As an elementary student he was also a member of the of the Boy Scouts of America.

Survivors include his brother Bob, Beulah ND, sisters Kathy (Rudy) Finseth, McIntosh, MN and Marci Jasinski, Bellevue, WA. Nephews Jeremey (Danielle) Finseth, Sam (Amber) Finseth and Matt (Rachell) Finseth
Nieces; Cindy (Jon) Lecy, Valerie Austin, Jeanie (Chris) Waller, Chris Mclaughlin, he is also survived by many great nieces and nephews.

Mark is preceded in death by his parents Tony and Lu and brother Kevin.
Blessed be his memory

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 on Sunday September 11th at Vernes Lutheran Church, rural McIntosh, MN.

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    • Mark was a friend of mine he was a good person we went to boy scouts Cub scouts together he was a very generous person he helped others out as much as he could he was a very special friend to me in my regards goes out to the family anyways mark let The Angels take you by your by their wings rest in peace my friend

      • Thank you for the kind words about Mark. Yes he was a very generous person,
        I am so glad he was a good friend to you and amny others.

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I just heard about Jay’s passing. Jay & I worked together for 16 years at Sheyenne Appliance. He was considered my “work husband” because we didn’t agree on some things. I have thought of him often since those days. I pray for peace in your family since loosing him.

    • Cecelia-When I met you in the church and you said who you were and where you had met Mark I was taken aback! I couldn’t believe you had driven all that way by yourself to attend his memorial service. It meant so much to us that he had such good friends that were also watching out for him. He was a “fix-it” type of guy.We truly were blessed by your presense that day. Thank you again.

  2. Sorry for your loss, Mark was a great guy enjoyed working with him at Sheyenne Appliance.We had a lot of fun there and he always had crazy stories and trivia to share.
    Was sad to here of his passing.

    • Thank you very much. We always said he had a head full of useless knowledge! And we all heard his stories.

  3. Mark was a student of mine at Fargo North back in the 1980’s. To say he was a “character” would be an understatement. He loved to learn and had a great sense of humor. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. My condolences to his family.

  4. Mark was my coworker and employee of mine at Sheyenne Appliance for 20 years. We called him Jay because of another Mark at our workplace. He liked to describe our relationship like “an old married couple”, you can bicker throughout the day but still liked each other at the end of the day. You could set your watch by when he arrived for work. I was always amazed how he could rebuild a washing machine’s transmission with his eyes closed! He will be missed by anyone he touched in his life. My condolences to his family.

    • Thank you very much. He loved working there. He loved tearing stuff apart and putting it back together all his life!

  5. Mark was my neighbor when he was a child. He was a few years older than my son David. When Mark worked at Sheyenne Appliance He chose the name Jay, as opposed to have a Mark and an other Mark. Jay did a lot of shop work rebuilding washer transmissions and reconditioning appliances for the used market. He even devised a method for removing fan blades from air conditioners without damaging them when replacing a motor. Jay had a very good relationship with apartment Maintenance people. When they had questions about appliances they felt comfortable getting information from Jay. Jay will be missed, That is for sure.

    • Thank you for the kind words. We remember you too, living behind us. Mark loved working at Sheyenne Appliance. He told me many stories about different things he ripped apart. and also about the differnt meals that were shared. He even got some recippes from me to share with you guys. He thought that was fun!

  6. Sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. I worked with him at FMP. He was a nice guy and seemed to know something about just about everything.

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