Sad News About a Student

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We learned that Mark Daniel Lukitsch, sophomore, age 19, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away unexpectedly on August 5, 2017. Mark is survived by parents, Dan and Lisa; beloved sister, Megan; service dog, Avery; grandparents, Chuck and Linda Kersten, Pat and Sue McFarlin, Carl and Sandy Lukitsch; aunts and uncles, Kelly (Bill) Benning, Todd (LeAnn) Kersten, Courtney Lukitsch; cousins, Kersten and Sydney Benning; best friends, Brichelle, Zach, Jack, and countless others. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 11, at Rose of Sharon (6875 Jamaica Ave. Cottage Grove). The visitation will take place from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th St. S. Cottage Grove) and one hour prior to service at the church.