Mark Edward Vaughan, 69, Mitchell, SD died Monday, January 8, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, January 12 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial with Military Honors will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Thursday with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Mark Edward Vaughan was born March 24, 1948 in Detroit, MI. He graduated from Hazel Park High School and attended Auto Tech School. In 1968 he joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base and there he met the love of his life, Mary Hawkins. On September 5, 1968 they married in Rapid City. Mark joined the South Dakota Highway Patrol and had a long and prosperous career with the SDHP and Davison County Sheriff’s Department. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Jesus needed another fisherman to feed the multitudes, so He called Mark home. Mark was a kind and generous person and will be deeply missed by all whom loved him.
He is survived by his wife Mary of almost 50 years, three sons: Brad (Kim) Vaughan of Indianapolis, IN, Marks S. Vaughan and Jason T. (Kristi) Vaughan of Mitchell, 10 grandchildren, the apples of his eye, one future great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle Jimmy.