Mark David Spofford passed away June 21, 2012 at his home in Webster.
Mark was born on March 11, 1962 to Vernon and Betty Spofford in St. Croix Falls and was the youngest of five brothers. Mark's early years were spent in Luck where he attended Luck School until the family relocated to Minnetonka, Minnesota in 1969.
Mark had a great love of animals and was the rescuer of many that were abandoned or homeless. Sometimes they rescued him and most recently Duchess, a pit bull mix and a cat named Bailey adopted him and were welcomed into his home.
Mark was a devoted Son. He and Betty set out on many trips and adventures, camping with the dogs and reveling in the beauty of nature. In later years, Mark was the caregiver for Betty which allowed her to remain in her own home. He was a compassionate man, a kind man. He had an affinity for brightening the days of the elderly and forged many friendships when Betty became a nursing home resident, lovingly attending his mom. The animal lovers were delighted too when Mark brought Duchess in for frequent visits. Mark will be remembered for his soft voice and his soft brown eyes. A thinker with a creative mind, unassuming and humble, a free spirit, a loyal friend. Mark repsected the environment and was conscious of his carbon footprint. He greatly enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hiking and exploring.
Mark was employed by Hannus Bus Company and Anderberg Paper in Minneapolis. In recent years he resided in Webster to be near family and enjoy the richness of life in the Northwoods.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Vernon Spofford; brother Gary Spofford.
He is survived by his brothers Roger (Joyce); Craig and Jeff; niece Carissa (Steve) Vermeersch, Olivia and Madelyn; nephews Dylan, Chad and Andy Spofford; aunt Audrey (Duke) Gruver and uncle William Olson; cousins, extended family and many friends.
Graveside service will be held on June 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM at the Luck Cemetery. A reception will be held following the committal at the Luck Senior Center. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com