In Memory of

Mark Richard Ditsworth

October 1, 1958 - June 19, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Mark Richard Ditsworth

Mark Richard Ditsworth

Born: October 1, 1958
Died: June 19, 2020
Age: 61

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     Mark Richard Ditsworth, the son of Richard Ditsworth and Josephine (Logan) Ditsworth was born October 1, 1958 in Estherville, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Estherville area, where he attended school. He moved to Spencer, IA during junior high and graduated from Spencer High School in 1978. He then attended college in Mason City, IA. Mark enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard and served until his Honorable Discharge.

     Mark enjoyed playing drums, participating in theatre, and was the team manager for football and basketball during school. He liked reading westerns and mysteries. Mark worked as a security guard at prisons in Clarinda, IA, Rockwell City, IA, and as a government contracted security guard in Aurora, CO. He retired and returned to Spencer in 2015 due to health reasons.

     Mark passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at his home at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his father Richard, and his stepfather, Del Nelson.

     Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Josephine Nelson of Largo, FL; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; 3 nieces; one nephew; other relatives; and many friends.

Private family services at a later date


Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 2:18 PM
“I remember Mark from school. He was far too young to leave this earth. My deepest sympathy to his family”
- Anni McClung
Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:30 PM
“Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Rest in peace”
- Class of 1978
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2:05 PM
“So sorry to see Marks photo on this website. He was a nice guy ~ and a gentleman. Many sympathies, Jo and family”
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:41 AM
“Saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Mark was a friend back in High School. Lost track of Mark in the years after High School but remember how kind and friendly he was in school. I wish our paths would have crossed when he moved back to Spencer. Rest in Peace Mark! ”
- Jerry Faulkner
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 1:36 PM
“My condolences to the Ditsworth family in their time of sorrow!”
- Jay Santage
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