Mark Edward Wilken, 57, of West Fargo, ND passed away on August 27th, 2014. Mark was born in Moorhead, MN on January 4th, 1957 to parents Wilfred and Jean (nee Bailey) Wilken.  He graduated from Shanley High School and married his high school sweetheart Arlene (nee Richard) Wilken on November 25th, 1977. Mark was an active member of Blessed Sacrament parish in West Fargo where he was also a member of the Knight's of Columbus, and applied his love of singing as a long-time member of the choir.  Mark's beautiful voice truly matched his beautiful soul. Mark was preceded in death by his daughter Elizabeth, parents Wilfred and Jean, and sister Lori Bartch.  Mark is survived by his wife Arlene, children Nicole (Kim Lo), Joshua, Kati (Heathe Poston), David, Maggie and seven grandchildren. Mark's surviving siblings include his sisters Sandy (Bud Dickson) and Pamela (James Clark), and brothers Tim (Judy) and Scott (Sue), as well as many nieces and nephews. Mark left his friends and family far too soon, and will remain in our hearts forever.

There will be a Prayer Service for Mark at Blessed Sacrament Church, West Fargo, at 7:00 p.m. Monday with visitation one hour before. The  funeral will be at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with visitation one hour before. Interment will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery.

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