Mark Dilly

Memorial services will be hosted by the family of Mark Dilly of Morris, MN on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at East Side Park in Morris, MN. Mark Anthony Dilly was born to Sharon (Boyle) and Alan “John” Dilly on April 15, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up the eldest of three children and graduated high school from Herman, Minnesota.  

As a child, Mark was always known to be big-hearted.  He loved spending time with his dad in the garden, until  his tragic passing when Mark was only nine years old. His  dad’s passing left a deep impression on Mark, giving him  a unique compassion for anyone in need. He spent many  years advocating for mental health awareness as well as  volunteering at the humane society and Someplace Safe,  where he also served on the board.  

Mark was a caretaker, he loved serving people in many  capacities. Mark first became a licensed practical nurse  through North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton,  and later, a chef. He enjoyed moving and exploring new  places and would call Fargo, California, and Oregon “home”  before finally settling down in Morris.  

Mark deeply loved his family and was unapologetic about  how proud of them he was. Always known as the family  historian, Mark had an uncanny memory for birthdays and  dates. He was a self-proclaimed “old hippie” and a lover of  flowers and cats, especially Boe and Sunshine, and will be  missed by not only his family, but so many in the community.  

Left to cherish Mark’s memory are his brother, Wayne  (Magen) Dilly of Shakopee, MN; sister, Brenda (Matt)  Engelking of Sauk Rapids, MN; niece, Heather (Adam)  Fahje; nephew, Allyn (Sabrina) Dilly, as well as many aunts,  uncles, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents,  Sharon and Johnny Dilly.