Mark Olav Hamran

December 7, 1961 - June 25, 2024

Service: A Celebration of Life service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD, with family present from 6 – 7 p.m.  A time of fellowship will follow the service.

Mark Hamran, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at his business in Florida. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD, with family present from 6 – 7 p.m.  A time of fellowship will follow the service.  A private family burial will be at a later date.

            Mark Olav Hamran was born on December 7, 1961 in Canton, SD to Olav “Ole” and Dorothy (Kidd) Hamran.  He graduated from Canton High School.  Mark never married but was truly loved by his siblings, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

            Mark worked several different jobs after high school. In the early 1990’s, he built and operated Ole’s Convenience Store.  He later started his online business AquariumPlants.com, where he sold aquarium plants and supplies online.

            Mark was fun-loving and had a mischievous sense of humor which often got him into trouble.  He had a love of the water and was drawn to it.  After moving to Florida in late 2015, he was able to spend more time boating in the ocean, which he loved.

            Mark is survived by his siblings:  Julie (Lane) Jervik, Diane (Troy) Balk, and Paul (Jenny) Hamran; nieces and nephews Nicole (Ben) Westra, Christopher (Kailey) Jervik, Alex Jervik, Chad (Mindy) Hamran, Alexis Abbott, Brady Abbott, Kaitlyn Abbott, and Jonah Hamran; great nieces and nephews Ruby Westra, Abel Westra, Otto Jervik, Edie Jervik, and Doti Jervik; uncles Kenneth (Bette) Kidd, Jerry (Vel) Kidd; many cousins; numerous relatives in Norway; and countless other friends.

            Mark was preceded in death by his parents Ole & Dorothy Hamran; grandparents Oluf & Anna Hamran, and Earl & Fannie Kidd; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Leave a Condolence
Your email address will not be published.

1 message has been left

  1. Tanna Gries on July 11, 2024 said:

    To Mark’s siblings:
    I am sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. I hope you all find peace. Tanna