Mark Onarheim

Oct. 19, 1971 – March 13, 2019

Mark Onarheim, age 47

of Bottineau, died

Wednesday, March 13,

2019 at Bottineau.

A memorial service will

be held on Thursday,

March 21, 2019 at 10:00

am at the First Lutheran

Church in Bottineau.

Friends may sign the re-

gister on Wednesday from

1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at

the funeral home.

Mark Wade Onarheim

was a son of Einar and Delores

(Moen) Onarheim. He was

born on October 19, 1971

in Bottineau. He grew up

in Bottineau and attended

Bottineau Public Schools,

graduating in 1990. From

a very young age, he

would hound his father to

take him to work with

him, so he started in the

construction business at

the age of 14. He had a

few odd jobs as a

teenager, but his love was

working with his father

doing concrete construc-

tion. In 1991 he pur-

chased Onarheim Con-

struction and he carried

on the family tradition

with pride. Mark was very

meticulous when it came

to his work, whether it

was a home project or for

one of his many custo-

mers. In August of 1994,

Mark married Lori Nel-

son. This marriage later

ended but they remained

best friends.

Mark was very proud of

his children Carley and

Kye, whom he loved with

all his heart and he told

them so everyday.

In 2009, Mark, Einar

and Carley took a trip of a

lifetime to Onarheim,

Norway to see where his

father grew up. It’s on the

west coast of Norway and

there he met many family

member for the first time.

He was forever grateful

that he got to go there

with his father to see his

father’s old stomping


Mark was a member of

the Bottineau Volunteer

Fire Dept for 5 years. He

enjoyed his breakfast of

Mountain Dew, Caramello

Candy bar and cigarettes

every morning. He loved

to make people laugh with

his quick wit and goofy

antics. He also loved

listening to Waylon Jen-

nings cranked all the way


Mark is survived by his

children, Carley and Kye

of Bottineau; father Einar

of Bottineau; brothers,

Brad (Sara) of Zimmer-

man, MN, Neil (Jo) of Bot-

tineau and Steve (Monica)

of New River, AZ; sisters,

Shelly (Ken) Barnes of

Vista, CA and Maria (Bill)

Mahler of Gilbert, AZ;

best friend, Lori

Onarheim of Bottineau;

aunts, Kathy Moen, Ilene

Moen, Turid Oydvin and

Kitty Storetveit; uncle

Torstein Onarheim; many

nephews, a niece and

many cousins; and his fur

babies Bosco and Maggie

who were by his side till

the very end.

He was preceded in

death by his mother,

Delores Onarheim; grand-

parents, Leo and Ella

Moen and Bjarne and

Engelena Onarheim; and

uncles, Merle Moen,

Dennis Moen and Bjarne


Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

sign the online register

book at www.