Mark R. Palser

Mark R. Palser passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021 at Interfaith Care Center with his loving wife by his side. Mark was born on February 26, 1953 in Julesburg Colorado.
He wrestled for and graduated from Scottsbluff Senior High School in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
He went on to be a very talented, high end hairdresser in Nebraska and then Arizona, where he eventually met the love of his life Liz. Mark had a zest for life and a love of Adventure and the outdoors. He and Liz went on to guide H1 hummer adventures in the mountains and of Arizona. Their love for the outdoors eventually brought them to Ely, MN where they started Minnesota’s first and only off road tour company - The Big Truck - and a $1 in town ride service with Mark’s faithful companion Hummer Dog.
Unfortunately during one of their adventures Mark got bit by a woodtick which led to numerous health problems, forcing them to sadly retire both businesses and left Mark wheelchair bound. With a smile on his face you would find him out and about town, especially the Farmers Market. He loved his Mayberry and chatting up anyone who would listen. Even at the end Mark was still chatting up and joking with his nurses and Liz.
Mark is preceded in death by his parents and brother Dean Palser and his loving Adventure Dog Hummer.
He is survived by his wife Liz Langley Palser, daughter Megan Palser, son Josh (wife Rachel) Palser, Austen and Lucas grandchildren, sister Darla Schaneman, brother Ray Palser and special friends LaVelle Van Voast, Debra Nazarenus, Linda McNelis, Jamie Mudd Mitchem.
A very special thanks to Mark’s care team at Interfaith Care Center and ST. Croix Hospice. You truly gave him a wonderful end of life and he said to tell you all, “Get out of Dodge NOW”.
There will be a Celebration of Life in Arizona in November. Mark also requested in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to Contented Critters or your local food shelf.