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Mark Patrick Wooledge

April 21, 1990 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 31)

Obituary

Mark Patrick Wooledge, 31, of Redfield, SD passed away surrounded by family on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, at Hyke Funeral Home in Redfield.   A prayer service and time of sharing will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Family will be present to accept condolences starting at 2:00 p.m.

Mark’s funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, at Hyke Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at Greenlawn Cemetery in Redfield.  Pastors Kody Bullock and Dave Moench will officiate.  After the burial, lunch will be served at the Shanty Haven in Redfield. 

The prayer service and funeral service will both be live-streamed to the funeral home’s website.  A link will be provided shortly before each service below Mark’s obituary.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home.  (www.hykefuneralhome.com)

In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully prefer memorials directed to Shayna to help defray funeral costs as well as support Mark and Shayna’s young daughter, Maddilynn.

Mark Patrick Wooledge was born April 21, 1990, in Emporia, Kansas. He was welcomed by his loving parents Jerry and Merrilie (Crippen) Wooledge of Redfield, SD. Mark attended school in Redfield where he graduated in 2008. His interest in wildlife and taxidermy took him to taxidermy school in Winner, SD. He first worked at Burns Taxidermy in Frederick, SD. He opened Twin Lakes Taxidermy in 2013 on the family farm at the lake and was currently employed at Tulare Country Meats in Tulare, SD.

Mark met Shayna Frost of Ashton, SD, in 2012. The love of their life, Maddilynn Elizabeth, was born on April 1, 2014, and on January 20, 2018, they shared their marriage vows on the beaches of Jamaica. As they began their life, time together was limited as Mark worked days and Shayna worked the night shift at Avera St. Luke’s in Aberdeen. They enjoyed the simple pleasures of the changing seasons at their lake home, and Mark soon was introduced to how crazy and entertaining life could be when they got together with Shayna’s four siblings. Mark and Shayna enjoyed fishing and hunting together, playing board games, gardening, and most of all just being outdoors with their daughter Maddi.

Mark grew up fishing the banks of Twin Lakes at a young age, and that love never left him. He would fish in the early morning hours before leaving for work, and many times in the evening when the bite was good. Mark was also an avid hunter, and he looked forward to deer season every fall.

Anyone who knew Mark also knew how he loved music and singing. As a high school student, he was in All State Chorus and band for four years, and he participated in musicals with the Redfield Area Arts Council. From belting out Disney songs with Maddi to singing religious hymns, Mark could hit the notes. He also participated in FFA in high school.

Mark’s artistic talents and passion for bringing life back to animals was evident in his taxidermy work, and he received various awards from the South Dakota Taxidermy Association. 

Mark’s favorite times were those he spent with Shayna and Maddi, his family and his closest friends. Traveling to Kansas and Wyoming to family reunions, visiting friends in Arizona, attending concerts with friends, and going West River on hunting expeditions filled his life with happiness.

Mark is survived by his wife, Shayna, and his daughter, Maddilynn, of Redfield, SD. He is also survived by his parents, Jerry and Merrilie Wooledge of Redfield, SD.

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Thank you to the participants in Mark's service:

Clergy:  Pastor Kody Bullock and Pastor Dave Moench

Music: "Three Wooden Crosses" recorded by Mark Wooledge

"I Can Only Imagine" by MercyMe

"Love Without End" recorded by Mark Wooledge

"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

Pallbearers:  Rick Wooledge, Colby Crippen, Jesse Brooks, Trevor Frost,

Beau Bradley, Elliot Millar, Patrick Artz, Trent Jungwirth

Honorary Pallbearers:  Braden Terry, Jared Marzolf, Tommy Whitley, Nathan Genzler, Jordan Schwartz

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 22, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Prayer Service with Time of Sharing
Wednesday
September 22, 2021

7:00 PM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event


Funeral Service
Thursday
September 23, 2021

10:30 AM
Hyke Funeral Home
101 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469

Video is available for this event


Interment
Thursday
September 23, 2021

11:30 AM
Redfield - Greenlawn Cemetery
Highway 281 North
Redfield, SD 57469

Lunch and Fellowship following interment
Thursday
September 23, 2021

Redfield - Shanty Haven
1223 W 5th St
Redfield, SD 57469

Please note
Live Streaming will begin approximately 15 prior to the start of the service.
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