Mark James Ecklund

  • Born: May 12, 1954
  • Died: January 8, 2020
  • Location: Owatonna, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


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DUE TO THE SNOWSTORM MOTHER NATURE HAS IN STORE FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2020, THE FAMILY OF MARK ECKLUND HAS MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE HIS VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020 FROM 2:00-PM - 5:00pm AT BRUSS-HEITNER FUNERAL HOME IN WELLS. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE AT 5:00 PM.
PLEASE BE SAFE TOMORROW AND STAY OFF THE ROADS IF THE WIND PICKS UP.
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Mark James Ecklund, age 65, of Owatonna, MN, entered his eternal rest Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mark had been hospitalized for several days struggling with end stage COPD.
THE FAMILY OF MARK ECKLUND HAS MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE HIS VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2020 FROM 2:00-PM - 5:00pm AT BRUSS-HEITNER FUNERAL HOME IN WELLS. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE AT 5:00 PM.
WITH Pastor Steven Lorenz officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Kiester.

Mark was born May 12, 1954, in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Robert and Helen (Havens) Ecklund, Kiester, Minnesota. He was greeted upon his entrance into heaven by his Mother, Helen Ecklund, Father, Robert Ecklund, Sister, Sandra Albers, Nephew, Dirk Albers, Aunts and Uncles, and Grandparents. He is survived by one son, Taylor Ecklund in Hawaii, one sister, Robbin Ecklund in Arizona, his life partner, Kathy Kroger, three nieces, Nikki Doherty in Arizona, Tami Janzig, and Tia Grunst, and one nephew, Stacy Albers, all in Minnesota. Mark also leaves several great nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Mark graduated from Kiester High School in 1972. He went to work for the family trucking company, Ecklund Trucking, as a truck driver and later became owner/operator. He drove for various other trucking companies in Southern Minnesota.
Mark had a beautiful singing voice and he sang at numerous weddings. He also loved to sing Karaoke and did that as often as his schedule would allow.
Mark had an amazing sense of humor. He was quick-witted and could come up with one liners quicker than most people can even think! He was literally hilarious. He loved to laugh and make others laugh too. He was quirky, fun, and a bit mischievous but he also had a very sensitive side and wasn't afraid to shed a tear.
Mark loved riding his motorcycle every opportunity he got. It was a very difficult day for Mark when he realized that his health would no longer allow him to ride. He also loved his pet dog, Smokey. He was also very proud of his son who was in the U.S. Navy.