Mark was born April 5, 1957 in St. Paul, Minn. He was a retired sprinkler fitter who took great pride in his work. He was honest, ambitious, dependable, and very intelligent. He loved his family more than anything and was always there, no matter what. His passions in life were his home, his yard (park like setting), riding motorcycles with his wife and friends, and putting smiles on faces with his dry humor. He had hard working hands and always did everything at 100 percent. He will be missed by everyone who had the honor to have him in their lives.
He is survived by his wife Pam Swenson-Kurkowski, children Marki Kurkowski, Jamee Swenson, and Travis Leidenfrost, parents, Lucy Knights and Bruce Swenson, and siblings, Chris Swenson and Karen Cloutier.
A visitation and service was held Thursday, Dec. 29 at Bethel Community Church.