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Dr. Marc P. Vein

April 05, 1978 - September 29, 2018

Celebration of Marc's Life - Friday

October 05, 2018
- 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

October 05, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Dr. Marc P. Vein

April 05, 1978 - September 29, 2018


Longtime Fargo chiropractor Marc Patrick Vein died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. He was 40 years old.

Marc was born April 5,1978, in Grand Forks, ND, to Junella Vein and the late John Vein. He grew up on the family farm, where he learned to love hunting, farming and the value of hard work, a value that enabled him to become a successful entrepreneur and a truly exceptional family man and friend.

After completing high school in 1996, he went on to attend Mayville University, Lake Region Community College, and fulfilled his early and passionate vocation when he completed his chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences. It was there he met the love of his life, Alexa Sahlin. They were married July 30, 2005. Marc set up his practice, Fargo Spine and Rehabilitation, and began welcoming patients. His business grew and was successful as people responded to his genuine caring and professionalism. His large intuitive healing hands seemed to sense exactly where the pain was and he helped many alleviate or eliminate their pain.

Marc was an avid and respected member of his community, giving unstintingly of his time and talents to help his community. As a lifelong learner of many things, Marc also became a swim meet official, where he and Alexa were active together, as always, with and for their three beautiful children: Alaina, Haydn and Nora.

Marc was the best of friends and he had many of them – true, meaningful friends with whom Marc shared deep and lasting bonds. From childhood to even those of short duration, people were instantly drawn to him. Both men and women responded to his humor and honesty; women instantly knew they were respected, just as he respected his beloved wife, mother and all the women of his family. All knew here was a man of trustworthiness and honor.

Marc and Alexa were the family that people looked to as the ideal to which to aspire – a marriage that was the truest of partnerships based on a deep and abiding love that evolved and kept evolving, deepening each year into a wondrous thing to witness. As Marc had written on two champagne glasses he gave to Alexa to when he proposed: “Two hearts bound together by ever changing, everlasting love”- this was the love they shared together.

And this is how they were as a family, closer than close, always together, whether watching their children swim, taking them to the family farm, the lake or anywhere on their many adventures, it was always together. Never has there been a family so totally devoted to each other.

Marc Vein – beloved husband, father, son, brother, family member to many, healer and cherished friend to all – left a legacy of love that will endure forever.

Memorial Contributions in Marc’s name can be sent to GoFundMe.com/fundraiser-for-the-Vein-Family and/or Marc P Vein Memorial Fund at Alerus Bank, 3137 32nd Ave S., Fargo ND 58103.


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43 responses to “Dr. Marc P. Vein”

  1. Doug and Kristin Sharbono and Family says:

    To Alexa and Family,
    Marc was a great guy and friend and will be greatly missed. He was also quite accomplished, being a great swim official mentor and my trusted chiropractor. We cannot fathom the loss you are suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are continually with you that you may be carried through this difficult time.

  2. Toni Annette Aguilar says:

    Marc gave Anna an adjustment when she was a week old. He cradled her tiny body in his giant hands and dipped her backward and then back up, cooing at her and looking straight into her little eyes. She looked back up at him with her big black eyes and kicked her feet. She was absolutely entranced by him. All these years later and that’s the clearest memory I have of him.

  3. Allan and Cindy Pic and family, Niagara, ND says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and grant you strength during this difficult time.

  4. Nancy Branby says:

    To the Vein family..thoughts and prayers with you all in this difficult time. Nancy Branby (Deb Vein’s sister)

  5. Wayne & Felisa Mastel And Family says:

    Alexa & Family –
    Our thoughts and prayers reach out to provide you strength and guidance. Focus and always remember your Special Memories. — Hugs & Prayers

  6. Todd Kadry says:

    I was one of Dr. Marc’s many patients. Marc was one of the ‘good guys’ for sure. I offer my condolences to the family. What a loss. My thoughts continue with you.

  7. Rosanne Lively says:

    Alexa & Family,
    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Marc was always there for his patients and friends when ever needed even while at home with you, we were invited over. He always had an ear to listen and make suggestions. He will be missed. He loved to share family hunting and camping stories with us. Your all in our thoughts and prayers. Bobby & Rosie Lively

  8. Barbara Danielson says:

    Junella and Family
    Robyn sent me text told me about your son. I am so sorry for you loss. Thought and Prayers are with you
    and the family. Keep your memories close to your heart.

  9. Wallace Twist says:

    Alexa and Family,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of Marc. I enjoyed officiating swim meets in Eastern ND and being on deck with him. He treated people kindly, had confidence, and was available to answer questions I had.

    My most sincere condolences.
    Wallace Twist–DDST

  10. Matt Chambers says:

    I am so saddened by Marc’s passing. I got to know him as a patient but I thought of him as a true friend. We often talked about business ideas and generally what was going on in our lives. He was such a great guy.

  11. Kathleen Toft says:

    To Marc’s family, So sorry for your loss. I met Marc several years ago in a networking group and then worked with him on the Rotary Bike Ride committee. Marc was a joy to work with and held a positive outlook which I so appreciated. He will be greatly missed by friends and colleagues as well.

  12. Matt Chambers says:

    Marc and I talked cars often. After one visit, I took him for a spin in my Telsa. As I often do with friends, I pulled over after a while and offered him the driver seat. Usually friends are more pensive and “careful” than I think they should be so I’ll often say “Don’t be afraid to kick it down”. About 10 seconds after I said that to Marc we were doing 125 down the interstate before he must have noticed me clenching my teeth and gripping the door handle. He was definitely not afraid to kick it down.

  13. Diana and Mike Sahlin says:

    Diana and I are very sad for you and your children. Our hearts go out to you. I could see the love and closeness you and Marc had built. It went out from the two of you to your kids. I witnessed this whenever one of the kids came up to talk or be next to Marc, he would acknowledge them and give them his full attention. That showed he was a caring loving person, that gave respect and earned it at the same time. You could see that his family came first always. He will be missed but his character will be in, and shown by all of you.

  14. Jill Morseth says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your son, brother, husband. My heart aches for all of you.

  15. Dean Scheeler & Family says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Marc will be deeply missed by me and every Swimming Official he came in contact with.
    He truly was an inspiration to us all and we will definitely miss him.
    All my prayers and best wishes to your family.

  16. Nancy Gess says:

    To the Vein Family!
    I am so sorry for this tremendous loss to all members of the Vein Family! From the comments I can tell he was a great guy! He was the age of my kids. Wish I could have known him better. My prayers are for all the family members he left behind.

  17. Northern Lights Dental says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! May god be with you and grant you strength during this difficult time.

  18. Debra Vein says:

    It saddened me to hear the loss of Marc. What a remarkable man as a husband, father, son, brother, grandson, & nephew. I know he will be missed. Such a young man to leave this earth. I can’t imagine what you are going through. So so sorry!

  19. Amy Anderson says:

    I had Dr vein for a few years and will be missed by many .

  20. Diane Dalton says:

    My heart just Broke after hearing about your Amazing son, Marc.
    I know you and your Family have so many unanswered questions at this time, but know that God, Family AND Friends will help you through this.
    Love, Hugs and Prayers to you My Friend

  21. Peggy Knudson says:

    To the Vein Family,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Marc. What a great person! I was his client for over 6 years. He will be missed. God Bless you.

  22. Angie LeKander says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Vein famly. Marc was my Chiropractor. He was a wonderful caring soul. He will be missed.
    May God’s grace give you peace.

  23. Pat Adams says:

    Marc was one of the nicest, most kind man I have known. He was my chiropractor since he had established his practice. If it had not been for this care, I would not be walking as well as I do today.He understood the damage I had from a car accident and worked hard to keep me healthy. I am sure his patients will agree with me that his humor, laughter, and respect that he had for us was special for us all. He may not be with us physically any more but his memories will stay with us forever.

  24. Jessica Beard Salyers says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great person. I had many fun memories of him growing up on the farm. I will always remember how happy he was at his wedding. My heart goes out to your entire family- especially Alexa and the three kids.

  25. Faye Miller says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family. I was one of Marc’s teachers at Fordville. Always a happy kid with a great smile.

  26. Trever Fey says:

    Marc was a friend of a friend and we wound up on a golf cart all day for the Siverson golf outing. We shared so many similar interests. I made a lifelong memory that day. I’ll never forget that. All my condolences to family.

  27. Joan says:

    Dr. Marc was an amazing chiropractor. He always had a story and was so friendly. When my son had a hockey injury he helped him get back on track. He will be greatly missed!

  28. Stacy Martin says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss! I was a patient of Marc’s for 3 years and he helped me tremendously. I moved away for a few years and now back in Fargo and was just telling my husband i needed to go back and see Dr. Marc. I was really shocked and saddened to see he had passed on!. I will always remeber how sincere and genuine he was and the one time he did an adjustment for my 2 month old i was so paranoid. But he was so gentle and she was so calm in his arms! I will miss him and will be keeping you in my prayers

  29. Katherine Appel says:

    I knew Marc from the Gators Swim Team. When someone told me the news today I was frankly in shock. I knew his kids really well from swimming with them on the gators. He was so kind and caring to all of us and he gave me advice on my shoulders and how to get them better. My prayers go out to His lovely wife and kids. If the kids ever need any advice because I understand from losing my dad earlier this year have them contact me some how!

  30. Darlene Saxerud says:

    My condolences to Marc’s family. So very sad to lose a great healer and he became your friend just knowing him for a short time. He will be missed by his many patients.

  31. Tony Aguilar says:

    Howdy, Ms. Alexa.

    It was pleasure getting to know & visiting with y’all when I was on assignment up there in Fargo (even though it got darn cold). I got to know Marc a little bit & I enjoyed visiting with him. He had a pretty good sense of humor & we exchanged some good stories. He was all about getting out there to hunt whenever he could. He was a good ole down to earth guy & had a way of making folks feel at ease.

    I got to know you a little bit, too. One thing I definitely picked up about you is that you are a very strong person and the best, most loving mother to your kids. There’s no doubt that you have more than what it takes to adjust to the new changes in your life and to help your kids do the same. There’s a lot of folks out there who have a great deal of respect for you, including me.

    There’s no way of knowing or understanding the Good Lord’s master plan. All we can do is just take it a day at time and do our jobs & raise our families while we’re down here & that’s what we’re gonna do.

    Of course you know that you always have our love & support.

    Tony Aguilar
    Fort Worth, Texas

  32. Donna Nabben says:

    June and family,

    I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Marc’s passing. It brought back many great memories I had babysitting Marc and Eric. (Melissa came after I went off to college). Although we lost touch I think of all of you often. It sounds as though Marc was very successful, loving and an over all great man. My heart hurts for all of you. My sympathies, prayers and hugs.
    Donna Nabben

  33. Casidy and Joe Heilman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very sad time. Our daughter Olivia attends school with the youngest daughter Nora. We were saddened by the news and we wish for some form of peace.

    Thinking of you all.
    The Heilman Family

  34. North Dakota Chiropractic Association says:

    We will miss our colleague, Dr. Marc Vein. He was a wonderful person and an asset to our chiropractic community. Our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones during this sad time.

  35. LeeAnn (Behm) Ouradnik says:

    June and Vein family, I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, used to babysit for Eric and Marc when I was in high school. Please hang on to all of the wonderful memories that you have of Marc. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  36. David Cory says:

    At a time like this words don’t seem enough. Linda and i just found out about your loss. We spent many hours talking to mark while he worked on us. Its hard to imagine life ever being the same without mark. We will miss him forever. Love david and linda cory.

  37. Lisa Ouradnik says:

    Alexa and kids,
    My heart breaks for you all at this time. Your husband and dad was such a kind, outgoing, positive man. I enjoyed getting to know him through school activities and conferences. Kids, he was so proud to be your dad. I knew this because of the way he spoke about you. Hayden, you reminded me so much of him this year when you came up to visit me at back to school night. Hugs to you all.
    Love, Mrs. Ouradnik

  38. Michell Hysell. says:

    In 2015 Marc sat next to my then 14 year old daughter Hailey and asked her why she did not see herself as the rest of the world did. He told he she was a beautiful young lady, compared her curly hair to his beautiful wife’s and even told her what hair products to use. He changed my daughters mind and life that day with his kind words. He was Kind, fun and generous. I’m so sorry for what you are all going through. Peace be with you.

  39. barb Lex says:

    he was my chiropractor after doc ficenec left..
    marc was kind gentle and caring.
    i found out about his death thru fb and doc ficenec.
    i am so sorry for your loss.
    the community has also lost a very good dr.
    May God comfort you and help you to continue on day to day meeting all your needs.

  40. Joseph Chouinard says:

    I had the opportunity to design the kitchen for Marc and Alexa. Through that process they became my friends. I appreciated and valued the relationship we had and enjoyed spending time with them and their kids. Marc was a great man leaving behind a wonderful family. My heart goes out to them through this very difficult time.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Going to miss seeing you every week Marc, I always enjoyed our visits and I was always glad to see you moving fwd with your practice. I will think of you and your family always.

  42. Angelique McDonald says:

    I’ve known Marc for many years. I was honored to call him my brother in law for several years. He treated my children with respect and a curiosity for their varied personalities. My fondest memory of him was when he worked on my pressure points when I was near my delivery date and miserably pregnant. He was so in tune with the pains of others. He listened with his whole person- whether you were a patient or not. Lex and family- if there is anything you ever need from my family, you have it. We are all better people having known him.

  43. Debra Brown says:

    I knew Mark through a business networking group. There are a couple things I will remember about him. He was always smiling, and he made me feel so welcome as a newcomer to the group.

    I am incredibly sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many. Wishing you peace in the days to come.

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