July 6, 1951 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Mark Aune, age 72 of Le Sueur, died on August 26, 2023 after a brief struggle with pancreatic cancer. Mark was born on July 6, 1951 in Fergus Falls, MN to Lawrence and Marion Aune. He is survived by wife Kathie, daughter Christina (Richard), son Keith (Angela), grandchildren Justin (Priyanka) More, Ava & Elias Aune. Sisters Kathy (Lanny) Cox, Lee (Wayne) Bungert, Becky (D. Lenz) Aune, Brother Jerry (Catherine) Werner; aunts, many nieces, nephews and cousins. In 1970, Mark joined the United States Marine Corp serving as a Marine Reserve until 1976. He was very involved in his community as a Scoutmaster, Lions Club member and an EMT with the Le Sueur Ambulance crew.

In 2009, Mark received his long awaited liver transplant.  In honor of his 18-year-old donor and Mark’s passion for education, he attended Minnesota State University – Mankato in pursuit of a teaching degree. He also volunteered with Reading Corp of America to help Park Elementary students.  Mark touched many people with his love of playing guitar, writing music, poetry, and stories. His sense of humor and storytelling ability will be missed greatly. 

Mark was also active in teaching about the invaluable gift of organ donation on behalf of LifeSource.  In keeping with the spirit of his love for education and learning, Mark wanted to donate his body to the University of Minnesota Medical School Anatomy Bequest Program; however due to pneumonia the program was unable to accept his gift.

In lieu of gifts, the family is requesting that you donate to in Mark Aune’s name.  The family also encourages others to give the gift of life by checking the organ donor box on their driver’s license.

Mark’s last words: “Why does the Norwegian Navy put barcodes on their ships? So when they get back to port they can Scandinavian.”   

Burial service with Military Honors at Ottawa Cemetery, Le Sueur County. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 12 to 2 P.M. at Word Of Life Church in Le Sueur.                

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Celebration of Life
October 21, 2023

12:00 PM
Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church
890 Kingsway Dr.
Le Sueur, MN 56058
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