Mark Ascherin

Mark R. Ascherin was born June 9, 1960, in Rapid City, S.D., to Hal and Barbara Ascherin. He graduated from Stevens High School and then from South Dakota State University in 1983.  He worked in the banking industry in Rapid City and Omaha, Neb., where he met and married his wife, Mari (Davis) Ascherin, in 1993. They moved to Mitchell, S.D., in 1997 where Mark began a 20+ year career as a software support specialist with Martin Group and Innovative Systems.  
They moved to Rapid City in 2012 and to Custer, S.D., in November 2018. Mark continued his career with Innovative Systems by telecommuting from his home office.
Mark enjoyed biking, hiking, paddle boarding, four wheeling and anything outdoors as long as Mari and their three dogs, Maddie, Journey and Parker, were by his side. He had a servant’s heart and was always available and eager to lend a hand to friends, family and anyone in need. His laughter and enthusiasm for life were  contagious and endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, Mark died peacefully at his home in Custer. He was 59.
He was preceded in death by his son, Alex Ascherin; older brother, Bruce; his parents; infant brother, Kevin; his parents-in-law, Jerry and Marilyn Davis; and sister in-law, Jodi Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Mari, of Custer; two sons, Kevin (Stacy) Ascherin of Joint Base Lewis McCord, Wash., Derek Ascherin of Cheyenne, Wyo.; granddaughter, Abigail Ascherin, Washington; brother, Brian (Trisha) Ascherin, Green Valley, Ariz.; sisters, Sheila (Jim) Heward, Bella Vista, Ark., Carol (Jerry) Amerson, Des Moines, Iowa, Diane Haley, Raleigh, N.C., and Karen (Mike) Delicate, Rapid City; brothers- and sisters- in-law, Mark (Kathryn) Davis, Rapid City, Marty (Amy) Davis, Black Hawk, S.D., Mike Davis, Huron, S.D.; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.  
Funeral services were Sept. 21 at Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Piper officiating. Inurnment will be held in Pine Lawn Memorial Park at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

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