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Mark Allen Fretheim
January 15, 1969 - November 16, 2023

Residence: Tioga, North Dakota

Mark "Cuz" Fretheim, 54, of Tioga, passed away unexpectedly in his home on November 16, 2023. Born on January 15, 1969, in Stanley, ND, Mark was the beloved son of Marlys Fretheim and Richard Colbenson.

Mark's adventurous spirit led him to Philadelphia after graduating from Stanley High School, but his heart brought him back to North Dakota, where he found his place in Tioga, contributing his skills to the oilfield until his untimely departure.

A true craftsman, Mark's hands could master any task, earning him the title of everyone's "handyman." Yet, it was his infectious laughter and "amazing" joke-telling that made him the life of every party – earning him the affectionate nickname "Cuz" from all who knew him.

Mark loved taking his nephews on adventures when they were little especially on his infamous gopher fishing trips.

Mark's greatest joy, however, was being a devoted father to his son, Austin "Bud" Fretheim. His pride in Bud was evident, and nothing brought him more happiness than sharing life's moments with his beloved son.

Mark leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter. He is survived by his son, Austin "Bud" Fretheim; daughter, Jayden Hodges; brothers, Chris (Dezarae) Glaholt, and Giles Glaholt; sisters, Tina (Mason) Glaholt, Angela Ellingson, and Theresa Chaney. Mark also leaves behind a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is now reunited with his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who preceded him in death. As we celebrate Mark's life, let us remember the joy he brought to our lives and the legacy he leaves in the hearts of those who loved him.

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Carole Rohde (Tioga, ND)
Nov 17, 2023
When I moved back to Tioga three years ago, I met Mark when I was trying to trim up my pine tree on the north side of my house . He walked over across the street and took care of it for me. He then became my handyman , helping me renovate and repair my trailer house next door, helping pull up carpet, installing storm doors, jumping my vehicles while I’d accidentally leave my lights on. Enjoyed sharing cookies and other homemade goodies with him. Dad always enjoyed a chat with Mark. The best neighbor ever. We will miss him tremendously.
Eunice F. Guthrie (Perham, MN)
Nov 17, 2023
Deepest sympathy to the family. I only knew Mark as a young boy, but am so blessed to have known him even then.
Phyllis Iverson (Tioga, North Dakota)
Nov 17, 2023
I am so sad. When I got to know Mark I really liked him. Then I found out we are related made it so much better. May God Bless him and his family. He will be missed
Kathy Johnson (Tioga, Nd)
Nov 17, 2023
I so Loved Mark, wherever I saw him always gave me a big hug, and made me laugh! I could be having the most horriblest day and seeing him he always made you feel loved and happy after 5 minutes. He will be greatly Missed. Rip My Dear Friend?
Jessie Olson
Nov 17, 2023
I’m thinking of all those with hurting hearts today ~ my deepest sympathy to all of Cuz’s loved ones.
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