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Mark W. De Chantal

  • On October 15, 2020

Mark W. De Chantal

Of North Side, Pittsburgh, formerly of Duluth MN, age 69, unexpectedly on Tuesday October 13, 2020. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Ludwig) and Alvar Nelson. Loving companion of the late Cheryl Beatty, Mark had three natural children, three surviving stepchildren and leaves behind many siblings, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; both natural and of the heart. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He loved nature, in all its forms, and preferred to be in the woods. Services will be private. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Duluth Minnesota. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or to St. Joseph’s Indian School (www.stjo.org)

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  • Oct 16 2020
Mark was a kind man and a part of my family for a very long time. Always ready to help my mom, Marilyn Cabbage, when she needed anything. Now he can roam the woods and hunt to his hearts content! You'll be missed!❤
Shawnna Plance
  • Oct 16 2020
The man, the myth, the legend! You will be missed more than you will ever know. Thank you for being an amazing “Uncle Mark” to my children. We love you!
Shelly DeChantal
  • Oct 16 2020
Thank you, Sheila, for taking care of Mark after your mother passed away. Yes, Mark was estranged from most of his family. I'm glad he had you, your sister and mother as his family. My condolences to you. Shelly DeChantal
  • Oct 17 2020
Thank you for being part of my life. Thank you for the way you loved my children and my Grandson. He misses you already but has one of your dreamcatchers... we told him you wanted him to send his sadness back through the hole for you to destroy! I know you think we were helping you; I hope you knew it was more the opposite. You were always SUCH A PRESENCE! A strong, quiet presence. It will be different now, but you will always be in our hearts and in our memories. May your spirit fly free now, like the glorious eagle soaring through the trees and the clouds... rest was something you were never very good at... so it’s hard to say rest easy. Instead, I’ll say be at peace. Until the next time we meet, be at peace. Missing you, Mickie