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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Mountain).

Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

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In memory of

Mark Pederson

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City at the age of 42

Mark Allen Pederson was born January 10, 1978 to Marie (Heltzel) Pederson in Kadoka, South Dakota. He attended Black Hawk Elementary and Stevens High School.

In his 20’s he moved to Colorado for a few years. During that time he traveled to many “Phish” concerts. Upon returning to Rapid City, Mark worked many jobs including bar tending, insurance appraisal, and finally working at Synchrony Financial. While at work in November of 2018, he suffered a viral infection to the brain. After a difficult nearly two years, Mark passed away October 7, 2020 at Memorial Health surrounded by his mom, dad, and best friend.

Mark was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, James Heltzel.

He will be forever loved and missed by his mother, the man he considered his dad, Butch Murner and Butch’s children Tammy, Robin and Troy. Also surviving are his grandmother Thelma Heltzel along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, including his best friend and target shooting buddy Larry Sanders, his dog Chance, and cat Tubbs.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at Rush Funeral Home in Philip with Pastor Frank Culver officiating.

Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
Rush Funeral Home
Philip, South Dakota

Pastor Frank Culver

"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum

Larry Sanders - Burt Hurd
Brian Franke - Tim Smith
Dan Doschee - Kris Mongomery

Masonic Cemetery
Philip, South Dakota

  • MARIE, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord give you peace and understanding as you try to find a new normal without your son. ~ Roxy and Ray Formanek Rapid City (10/14/2020)
  • Markie as we called him will alway be that little blonde hair ball of energy that came into our lives when he was alittle boy. Rest easy my friend. ~ Bonnie Madsen Kadoka S.D. (10/13/2020)
  • SD ~ Carl Holloman Rapid City (10/13/2020)
  • My deepest condolences go out to Mark's family. He was a good friend to me, always had a smile on his face. We traveled a few times to see our favorite band, Widespread Panic, with common friends and always had a great time "kissing the mountain air that we breath!" You will be missed Mark, RIP buddy ~ Kadie Pawich (Kucera) Belle Fourche (10/12/2020)
  • ~ Robin Murner-Dennis Rapid City, SD (10/11/2020)