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Mark Stone May 20, 1969 – March 1, 2012

  Mark Stone, 42, died at his home due to complications of type 1 diabetes.  Mark was born May 20, 1969 to Karyn and Raymond Stone in Des Moines, Iowa.

With his family, Mark could be counted on for the most clever comments, the funniest birthday cards and for showing up first for get-togethers.  As an avid reader and movie buff, he was someone who always had something thought-provoking to say.  He had a passion for the outdoors — hunting, fishing and just being outside. This was something special he shared with his dad.  

Mark’s career was spent at the Department of Natural Resources Air Quality Bureau. He was a Cyclone fan and a graduate of Iowa State with a degree in physics.

Mark is survived by his mother, Karyn; his sisters, Monica (Steve Repertinger) Stone, Malinda (Kevin) Thomas and Michelle Marchesano; his nephew, Nicholas Thomas; his nieces, Emily Thomas and Allie Marchesano, and his maternal grandmother, LaViece Barker, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.  They will all miss Mark.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Stone; his grandparents, Leonard and Lois Stone and Clarence Barker, and his cousins, Nathan Hunter, Lila Barker and Todd Stone.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Hamilton’s Funeral  Home in Des Moines with burial at the Benton Cemetery in Benton, Iowa.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family in memory of Mark.

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