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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • OBIT: Mark T. Howatt

  • Mark T. Howatt, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Clarkston Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
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  • Mark T. Howatt,  49, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Clarkston Medical Center in Omaha,  NE.
    He was diagnosed with P.S.C. and died while waiting for a transplant.
    Funeral services will be Saturday, August 23 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Omaha. Burial service will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 26 at Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND,  followed by a dinner at Grace Lutheran Church, Sheyenne.
    Mark Todd Howatt was born Jan. 22, 1965 in Langdon ND, the 10th child of Maurice and Phyllis (Fischer) Howatt.  Mark attended Elementary School at Hannah ND.   In 1981, the family moved to Devils Lake, ND. Mark graduated from Central High School, Devils Lake, in 1982 and from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND,  1993, majoring in Computer Programing. Mark married Theresa (Carlson) on July 26, 1997, in Sheyenne ND. They had three beautiful children.
    Mark adored his children, helping them with homework and attending all their performances. Mark and Theresa devoted all their time and energy into raising their children.  He loved computers and all technology. Mark could fix just about anything.   He loved buying junker cars and rebuilding them to run like new, then reselling them at a profit.
    Mark was employed by PayPal as a Senior Systems Engineer.  
    Mark is survived by his wife, Theresa; children, Hannah, Michael, and Alex, all at home in Omaha; sister, Susan (Mark) Estenson, Devils Lake, Lori (Paul) Erickson, Maddock, ND;  Brothers, Shawn (Bonnie) Howatt, Devils Lake, Rod (Connie) Howatt, and Jerry (Patty) Howatt, both of Langdon; Special nephews, Greg (Sherry) Zeis, Shane (Alicia) Howatt, Jason Bergman, Randall Howatt, Adam Howatt, Jared (Dayna) Estenson;  and special nieces, Jackie (Chris) Grosz, Darla (Corey) Morstad, Amanda Faul, Amy (Corey) Bozell, Kelly (Loren) Maag, Kari (Frank) Rodriguez, Megan (Dan) Smith, Danelle Hanson, Allison Howatt, April (Corey) Sonderlund, Heather Howatt,  Mandy Howatt, and Karli Estenson;  and many great nieces and nephews.
    Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Phyllis (Fischer), brothers: Bradley Howatt and Tom Howatt, and sisters: Bonnie Zeis and Sharon Faul.
    Roeder Mortuary, Omaha, is in charge of arrangements.

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