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1964 Mark 2024

Mark Alan Deines

July 20, 1964 — May 26, 2024

Mark Alan Deines was born July 20, 1964 in Sidney, Nebraska to Leland and Margaret Luella (Stowell) Deines. He died on May 26, 2024 at the age of 59. Thanks to community support he was home and surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.
 
Mark spent the first year of his life in a hospital in Lincoln, NE as he was born with club feet and had to have multiple surgeries. His parents visited as often as they could, Luella would often take a bus for the nearly 5 hour drive to Lincoln to see him while Lee would stay to work and take care of the five other children back home. After he came home, he lived in Sidney until he was eleven years old, when the family moved to Gordon, NE. He graduated from Gordon High School in 1982. He was in the Army reserve for two years right after high school. He married his first wife Judi Matteson in 1982 and had one son Trent Deines while living in Casper Wyoming. Mark married his former wife, Amy Adler in 1995 while living in Phoenix Arizona and had two sons. Kyle Deines was born in Arizona prior to the family moving back to Gordon Nebraska to be closer to family where Jesse Deines was born.
 
He worked as a roofer, a forman and also installed misters in AZ. He was a kind man, always willing to help anyone. He liked to tinker and could fix small engines and other motorized vehicles and machinery.
 
He struggled with addiction for several years and was very proud of his six years of sobriety. He lived in Alliance Nebraska for 5 years of that sobriety with his emotional support dog Peanut, working part time at the treatment center before returning to Gordon Nebraska to support his father after his mother passed away in December of 2022. He worked hard to turn his life around and mend broken relationships. One of his highest priorities was always his sons. His youngest boys were in Wisconsin but he reached out constantly and visited as often as he could after mending those relationships and was excited that his son Trent had recently moved to Martin South Dakota, only a 45 minute drive from Gordon.
 
Mark was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Luella Deines, his nephew Chad Glassgow. The recent death (May 13, 2024) of his grand mother Louise Deines. His grand parents, Harry Deines, Eleanor Deines, Gladys Deines, Ray & Bertha Stowell, and multiple cousins, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his father Leland Deines, sons, Trent, Kyle, & Jesse Deines, brothers, Rusty and Kevin Deines, sisters Cheryl Deines, Shelly Thompson, Karen Glassgow, brother-in-laws Chuck Glassgow, and Dave Thompson, Uncles Jim Deines & Gene Stowell and Aunt Lin Deines, and Aunt Alby Forquer. He also has multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
A celebration of life will be held at the Church of God in Gordon, NE on Saturday June 15th at 11AM with lunch preceding the service. Feel free to wear Husker apparel (red and white) in his honor as he was a life long fan.
 
Memorial Donations may be made to the Alliance drug and alcohol treatment center “ Human Services Inc.”

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