Mark Owen Stafford, age 67, of Ramsey, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at home.

Mark was born in Dodge Center on Sept. 3, 1951. He graduated from St. Cloud State, where he met the love of his life, Nancy Quast. They were married June 30, 1979. Mark was a loving father to his “girls” and a devoted papa to his “boys.”

In addition to his parents, Kyle and Marian, Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine Ganske. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Erin (Tim) Manthey and Kelsey Stafford; grandsons, Colton and Brookston Manthey; sisters, Bonnie (Joe) Henkel and Betty (Doug) Blood; brother, Marv (DeeDee) Stafford; brother-in-law, John Quast; nieces, nephews and his “dog pals.”

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover, MN. Visitation one hour prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Andover. 763- 767-7373.

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