Mark Vincent Nemec, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Puryear) Nemec, was born February 1, 1952, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, South Dakota.
He grew up on the family farm northeast of Midland and attended Pheoba Country School through the 8th grade, prior to graduating from Midland High School in 1970. Mark then attended SDSU in Brookings, where he met Glenda Morehouse.
Mark was united in marriage to Glenda on April 28, 1973, in Andover, South Dakota. They farmed and ranched at the family farm northeast of Midland for the next 29 years. They later moved to the beautiful Black Hills where he resided until his death.
Mark loved camping and 4-wheeling in the Black Hills, softball and dancing in his younger years, and friendly competition with his four daughters. He was always ready for a game of cards and proved himself playing pac-man on Atari. He took great pride in all his grandchildren and loved looking at their pictures. His grandchildren were his pride and joy from giving rides on the 4-wheeler to building them toy trains to showing them how everything worked. He always loved when they came to visit.
Grateful for having shared his life is his wife Glenda Nemec and their four daughters Stacy Nemec of Pierre; Beth (Brad) Hand of Pierre; Jackie (David) Good Shield of Ajo, AZ; and Ellie (Tel) Saucerman of Rapid City; eight grandsons, Isiah Hand, Samuel Hand, Sawyer Saucerman, Tristan Good Shield, Elijah Hand, Tyrell Good Shield, Tanner Good Shield, and Calum Saucerman; four granddaughters, Emma Saucerman, Meleah Saucerman, Adrian Hand, and Raygen Saucerman; five brothers Benjamin (Kathy) Nemec, Joseph (Evie) Nemec, Leo (Betty) Nemec, Anthony (LaVon) Nemec, Michael (Susan) Nemec; seven sisters, Elizabeth VanderMay, Frances Terkildsen, Pauline (William) Bruce, Christine Ryan, Audrey (Gene) Jones, Bernadette (Dick) Knox, and Rita Foreng; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Elizabeth; one brother Edward Jr. Nemec; four sisters, Nora Wyman, Sister Edna Nemec, Wynn Bergeson, and one sister in infancy; and five brother-in-laws, Loyd VanderMay, Raymond Terkildsen, Gary Ryan, Charles Wyman and Arthur Bergeson.
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. at St. William's Catholic Church in Midland.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, at St. William's Catholic Church in Midland.
Interment will be at the Midland Cemetery.
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers for his family.
~ Lana Bonhorst Carroll
Pierre, SD (4/8/2018)
Wishing you all peace, and hoping Mark is enjoying a bunch of chew (or what ever you call that tobacco stuff) right now. He was such a delicious man, giving, fun, and man oh man that smile, especially when he was with his girls. He loved his girls, that twinkle in his eye got a bit more twinkly when they were around. Mark got me on a horse for the first time, he made me a honeymoon tent, he visited ny and put up with the traffic, noise, and skyscrapers like a pro, he was fun. He was gracious and kind when my whole family visited SD teaching my city kids about the farm, what a doll. Mark you will be missed. Peace and love. --Kat
~ Kat Nemec
New York (4/8/2018)
To Mark's family and to all of my Nemec friends from Midland. I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I will be thinking of all of you and praying for you. Love, Pat H. John 14:6
~ Robert "Pat" Haddock
Omaha, NE (4/7/2018)
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. It is so difficult to endure the loss of a loved one, but we can gain strength and comfort fro God and his promise found at John 5:28,29. We are assured that we will see them again. Hold on to this promise and make it bring you peace.
Petg, Virginia (4/9/2018)
Beth and family, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
~ Bruce & Cindy Bresee
Pierre, SD (4/10/2018)
I was so sorry to hear about Mark. He was one of the nicest people I ever met. Had a lot of good times in high school. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
~ Mary Jo Jones
Midland, South Dakota (4/12/2018)
Mike and Bernadette and the rest of the family. So sorry for your lost. Liked our conversations, always had an smile and a laugh.
~ Ray Kelly and Roger Kelly
Both in Tea, SD (4/9/2018)
We are terribly saddened to hear of Uncle Mark's passing. It has been too many years since I've had the opportunity to visit, but like most of my relatives, Mark certainly left an impression. He will be missed by many. Sending our thoughts and warm wishes to our loved ones as they celebrate Mark's life. Unfortunately we weren't able to make the trip, but we're thinking of you all.
~ Charlie Nemec
Osceola, WI (4/12/2018)
My sympathy to family and friends of Mark.
~ Jerry Gooding
I was saddened to learn that Mark has passed away. He will be greatly missed by the family that he adored.
~ Kim Benning
Hill City (4/9/2018)
So Sorry to hear! Went to school with Mark and remember the good times, Praying for the family!
~ Marvin schofield
203 Sage, PO Box 133 (4/8/2018)
Sending my most sincere condolences to Glenda and the girls. I have such great memories of Mark and his infectious smile.
~ Jason Ausmann
Wall, SD (4/8/2018)
We are sad to hear of Mark's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Glenda and family.
~ Patty & Jerry Vaughn
Pactola, SD (4/12/2018)
Deepest sympathy to Mark's family. His infectious smile and laugh will be remembered always along with his gentle spirit. Thinking of all of you - cherish the memories!
~ Dave & Mary Larson
Hill City, SD (4/7/2018)
My deepest sympathy to Mark's family
~ Lori Kelly
Quinn, South Dakota (4/10/2018)
No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
~ Stacy Johnson Hachat
Mansfield, TX (4/7/2018)
Sorry for your loss. You are all in are thoughts and prayers.
~ Mark and Alesha Turner
Hill City (4/8/2018)
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Mark was a kind and gentle man, and will be greatly missed. Precious memories will give you comfort and peace as time rolls. God Bless all.
~ Dorothy Paulson
Hayes, SD (4/7/2018)
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers!
~ Hallie Konst
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
~ Roger and Cheri Schumacher
Sioux Falls, SD (4/13/2018)
We are so sorry to hear that Mark passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Glenda and your family. Mark was a sweet man. Love and miss you all.
~ Les & Jolene Nemec
Brandon, MS (4/7/2018)
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you. I remember his sincere concern for others; his happy outlook--there were blessings coming from him. May our loving Lord & Savior comfort & strength you thru this loss. God bless all of his family.
~ Joyce Vollmer Williamson
Rapid City,SD (4/8/2018)
Glenda and Family-You are in our prayers. May God hold you close and comfort you in the days ahead.
~ Larry and Julie McLaughlin
Midland, SD (4/11/2018)