Mark McCabe, 70, brother of Chatfield man


Mark McCabe

Cletus “Mark” McCabe, 70, of Harmony, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1947, in Cresco, Iowa to Leonard and Mary Jane (McConnell) McCabe.

He grew up in the Amherst and Mabel area and attended school in Canton and Mabel.

He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was a truck driver stationed in Alaska.

He married Sherry Johnson. They later divorced.

He was an equipment operator and truck driver for many years at Harmony Co-op and later for POET in Preston. He enjoyed working in agriculture, playing cards and socializing. 

He is survived by his children, Angie (Dean) Happel of Caledonia, Shannon Ramthun of Plainview, Shawn McCabe of Kasson and Lisa (Bryan Evans) McCabe-Evans of Plainview; grandchildren, Dustin, Reggi, Brady, Veronica, Broc, Brylee, Shelbey, Parker, Conner, Abigail, Avery, Aiden and Axl; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Darrell (Doris) of Lanesboro, Dennis (Dorothy Hill) of Zearing, Iowa, Loren (Barb) of Mabel, Dave (Sonia) of Chatfield, Marcia (Lyle Halverson) Larson of Mabel and Susie (Gary) Morken of Mabel; longtime special friend, Gloria Moen of Harmony and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Douglas; sister-in-law, Cindy McCabe; brother-in-law, Richard Larson; a niece, Nicki Majerus and a nephew, Rick Larson.

A celebration of his life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston.

Memorials are preferred.