Mark Partlow, 59, of Fargo, passed away surrounded by family and friends, on Friday October 28, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Mark was born in Carrington, ND to Fred and Jeannette (Messmer) Partlow. He grew up in the Fargo area and graduated from Fargo South High in 1971. Mark enlisted in the Marine Corp and was proud to be called a U.S. Marine. Mark worked numerous jobs, but his passion was traveling, so he made truck driving his career of 42 years, seeing all but 2 states. Mark retired in 2010 and spent time enjoying family, friends, and the outdoors. Mark met Shirley in 1993, enjoying the family life and finally married on April 1, 2011.

Mark is survived by his wife Shirley, Fargo; two stepchildren: Anthony (Tabitha) West Fargo; Lindsay (Branden) Fargo; brothers: Fred, Missouri, Dave (Pam), Fargo; Mother Jeannette, Fargo; his pride and joy his grandson Lee Allen, Fargo.

Mark was preceded in death by his farther Fred Partlow, his brother Donald Partlow and his sister Carol (Partlow) Johanson.

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  1. Fargo ND
    I did not know of Marks passing. He was a friend for many years. Even though I went to North High, I met Mark through friends at South High School. I am truly sorry.

  2. fargo ndRIP Mark.We have many good memories with mark years ago.His family is one of the best, we’re so sorry for your loss.Somewhere in heaven theres a party going on and Mark, Roxanne &Sarge are there, making sure all are having a good time.god bless

  3. Fargo ND
    Shirley & Family
    Mark was a good friend and will be missed.
    Enjoyed his company on all our hunting and fishing excursions. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Randy & Petra

  4. Shirley and Family. Please accept our deepest sympathy and reqret that we will not be there with you today and tomorrow. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you during these difficult times. Rest in Peace Mark, you are missed by many! Toby, Tina, Zach & Ken.

  5. West Fargo ND
    Our deepest sympathy for Shirley, Jeanette, and rest of family. Mark was a great friend and will be dearly missed. He had a big heart and was always a gratefull person. We will never forget him and all that we did with him over the years. God bless you Mark and thanks for being that great friend.

  6. fargo ndI am so sorry for the loss for mark’s whole family and especially Shirley, she is the best and funniest lady ever! Mark was the sweetest guy I have ever met, I wish i would have been able to say Goodbye! I hope my boyfriend turns out to be just like him!

  7. Carrington N.D
    .Our deepest sympathy at this time. We were saddened to hear of your loss. Know that we are lifting all of you in prayer as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, and grandpa. Mark always was able to bring a smile to a persons face with his quick wit. Always a very kind man who looked for the best in everyone. God Bless. Peggy and Ray

  8. Bessemer MIMark was a good friend to me back in our high school days. God Bless Mark, my condolences to his family and friends.

  9. Nevis Mn.I am so sorry for your loss, Mark was a great guy and friend to our family you are in my prayers.
    With sympathy and friendship,

  10. fargo ndDear Jeanette and Partlow family. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the death of Mark and celebrate his life. I remember him so well when you lived at the Convent. We all enjoyed watching all the children grow up. From reading his obituary it sounds like it enjoyed life and followed his dream of visiting all the states…sounds like him. May you be blessed with the consolation and peace of Jesus. Sr. Maureen Walker

  11. Valley City ND
    Shirley and Family, we are so sorry to learn of the loss of Mark. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. From our family to yours, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can help in anyway! Love always!

  12. fargo North Dakota
    Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marks passing, you are in my heart and in my prayers,may God wrap in his love and bring you peace. Rest In Peace Dear Mark. Janice Oye

  13. Stacy mnAunt Jeannette and Family my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. You have always been there for us and I want to be there now for you. I am so sorry about Mark, if there is anything I can do please letr me know. Love you all

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