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Obituary: Mark Pajari

Mark A. Pajari was born in Wadena, Minnesota to Arnold Pajari and Phyllis (Burnette) Pajari on Jan. 12, 1960. He passed away on April 30, 2024, at Essentia Health in Duluth. Raised in Cloquet, Mark enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and especially spending time with family and friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Phyllis (Bernie Grindle); his maternal and paternal grandparents; nephew Benji Pajari; and beloved aunts and uncles. He is survived by his children, Nicole (Rusty Dencklau), Mark Jr., Seth and Kayla; grandchildren, Jorden, Gage, Maxwell, Emma, Joshua and Ezekiel; siblings, Dawn (Joseph Wrona, deceased), Craig, Tracy, Jody (Jeremy Pozniak), Marnie and Erik Pajari; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and a great-nephew.

Mark’s family thanks the staff at At Home Living (formerly Better Living) for the care Mark received these past several years, and Essentia Health’s 15th-floor doctors and staff.

A Celebration of Life will be held 12-4 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the Northeastern Hotel, Saloon & Grille, 115 Saint Louis Ave. in Cloquet.

Pine Knot News, July 5, 2024

 
 
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