was born in Sturgis, SD. On April 21, 1957 to Henry and Mildred Backus. He passed away on February 7, 2012 at his home in Trinidad, Ca. He was raised in both Minnesota and South Dakota. He joined the Marines a age 17, serving in Vietnam in 1974 through 1975. He worked construction, and truck driver. He loved to fish and play foosball. He moved to Southern California in 2004 and then to Trinidad in 2007. Mark is preceded in death by his parents and loved ones. He is survived by his partner and loved one Patricia Axtman, his sons and daughters, Andrew and Adam Schwartz, Nicole and Abby Worm. Grandchild Korbin Worm and many other family members. A memorial service will be held today February 11, 2012 at 1:30pm at Moonstone Beach. We would like to send a thank you to; Dr. Copple and staff, Dr. Harmon and Staff, Dr. Biteman and staff and Dr. Spencer and Staff for all your great care and support. A special thank you to Susan Morton, Brad and Shannon, Tom Sr. and Tom Jr., Mike and all his many friends for all your help and support. Please sign the guest book at www.Times-Standard.com, click obits.
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Published in Eureka Times-Standard on Feb. 11, 2012