Mark Franey

Mark Franey


April 4, 1953 - May 25, 2023


Mark Franey, 70, Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, May 25, 2023, at his home in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Friday, June 2, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mark Thomas Franey was born April 4, 1953, to Norman and Mary (Curtin) Franey in Mitchell, SD. He attended Norte Dame High School, followed by barber college. He then joined his father Norman at the barber shop, and continued to cut hair until his retirement in April of 2020. In his spare time, Mark enjoyed shooting pool, darts, bowling, and playing golf. He was most proud of his children, grandchildren, his 300 game in bowling, and his two hole-in-ones in golfing.

Mark married Michele Webster on April 28, 1972, in Mitchell. Together for fourteen years, they became parents to Kyle and Eric.

He is survived by his two sons, Eric (Tara) of Mitchell and Kyle (Rebecca) of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren: Macy (Sam Fleming) of Sioux Falls, Cole of Mitchell, Samantha (Enrique San Miguel) of Thornton, CO, Douglas and Madelyn of Sioux Falls; five sisters: Jo Elaine Haier of Mitchell, Anne Smith (Dale) of Mitchell, Patti Smith (Jerry) of Mitchell, Jill (Jim) Baukus of Chamberlain, and Kay Meyers of Sioux Falls; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 


Friday, June 2, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, June 2, 2023
4:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Betty Bruske on December 14, 2023
I knew Mark in high school. I did not go to school in Mitchell but Ethan. I got to know Mark at some of the Roller Dome dances. He was always smiling. So now he is smiling in heaven. Bless his memory.
Posted by Lori (Underhill) Deibert on September 4, 2023
Franey... lots of great memories from my Mitchell days! Me and Bill, Kowalls, Splitts, you and Shelley. So much fun bowling and playing pool. You will be missed by so many.
Posted by mary eichman on June 10, 2023
Franey you will be missed by all that knew you and you knew us all. Probably cut every little boy's hair in town until the day you retired and then more. You are always a great guy and went above and beyond for anybody I'll never forget or talks we had over stupid things and very important things rest in peace my friend you will be missed . I would have been at funeral but I was in hospital and actually just found out last night I would have been there in a second . I know you're swinging that Golf Club high above and please give my Dad and Mom a hug for me you will be missed peace my friend
Posted by Kathy Fredricks on June 4, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s death. I did not find out about it, until today. I would have attended his funeral. He was a wonderful man!
Posted by Doug Fuerst on June 1, 2023
Sympathies to the family. Mark enjoyed life. He was a great guy to travel and vacation with.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on June 1, 2023
So sorry for this very sad loss of Mark ! He will be missed and his Smile !! Hugs to all of you in this hard time !!!!!
Posted by Chris & Chuck Mauszycki Sr. on June 1, 2023
Kyle, Eric & family we send our sincere condolences, along with prayers & hugs to each of you.
Posted by Mike Jares on June 1, 2023
We will miss you Mark a fine friend and a better man god bless
Posted by Debbie (Yusten) Anderson on May 31, 2023
Very sorry and many condolences Many memories!
Posted by Judy Gohl on May 31, 2023
So sorry to read this. You have my sympathy. God bless you all.
Posted by Cyndee Yusten on May 31, 2023
I worked at the Hallmark down the hall from the barber shop in '73- '76 he is probably why I went to beauty school
So sorry for your loss!
Posted by Jeff Jervik on May 30, 2023
So many good memories. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Peggy & Roger Kowall on May 30, 2023
Our condolences to your family. Mark was a great guy & will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on May 30, 2023
My condolences to the Franey family, had a lot of childhood memories with Mark! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!
Posted by Lynn Johnston Rudell on May 30, 2023
Patti, so sorry to read of the loss of your brother Mark. My thoughts and sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Mike and Dorothy Kowall on May 30, 2023
Our sincere sympathies to Mark’s family. So many great memories! Rest in peace Mark!
Posted by Cole Gustafson on May 29, 2023
Sorry for your loss, prayers ,
Posted by Bowen Family on May 29, 2023
So sorry for the loss of your dad! Your in our prayers!
Posted by Reg and Suzan Mentele on May 28, 2023
Deepest sympathies to the family! May he Rest in Peace!
Posted by Jerry Grabenstein on May 28, 2023
RIP Mark!
Posted by Bob Alexander and Conni on May 27, 2023
Mark I will miss you Buddy! You were my oldest friend. Can't believe you are gone. RIP Mark until we meet again.
Posted by Daniel Schoenfelder on May 27, 2023
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Marty & Patti Cunningham on May 27, 2023
Mark gave our boys their first haircuts, he was a nice man, always smiling and had a way with kids. Our prayers for his family.
Posted by Becky and Darrel Dewald on May 27, 2023
Patti and Jill and family
So sorry for your loss. Sympathy and hugs to you all.
Posted by Scott and Connie Fergen on May 27, 2023
Our deepest sympathies. May all the wonderful and fun memories give you some peace at this very difficult time.
Posted by Sandy Erickson on May 27, 2023
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Bonnie z messerli on May 27, 2023
Sympathy to the family for your loss! Thoughts and Prayers!
Posted by Rita Baumgart on May 27, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss he was a fun guy
Posted by Charlie and Vicki Larson on May 27, 2023
RIP buddy, cut my hair for years. Peace to your boys.
Posted by Jesse and Kent Dicus on May 27, 2023
Eric and Kyle, so sorry for the passing of your Dad. He was a good man. Lots of memories with him. Rest peacefully Franey!!! Until we meet again my friend.....
Posted by Tony Bicek on May 27, 2023
Mark was a great neighbor, Prayers to all of the family.
Posted by Lisa Splitt Johnson on May 27, 2023
So very sorry about Mark’s passing. He was a good family friend and will never be forgotten. Thinking of you all…family and friends. Peace.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on May 27, 2023
Mark gave both of my boys their 1st haircut when the barbershop was still in the old Palace City Mall. Very good with kids. RIP Mark
Posted by Doug/Lana Dicus on May 27, 2023
All the good times and memorys! R. I. P. Franey~
Posted by John Iverson on May 26, 2023
Mark …. Very good friend, a card for sure and always willing to help someone. Rest Mark. Know that you’re missed by all the thoughts that you hear. Condolences to Eric and Kyle
Posted by Brent Schmitt on May 26, 2023
My condolences to the family 🙏🏻🙏🏻.Mark was very kind and always had a story to tell when I would see him. He will be missed.
Posted by Cherron Foster on May 26, 2023
Rest in Peace Mark. Prayers and sympathy for the family.
Posted by Cheryl Christensen Lutz on May 26, 2023
So very sorry Eric and Kyle and family. I worked with your dad and your grandpa years ago. Mark and Reno and others came to hunt pheasants at my family's land great memories .
Posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on May 26, 2023
Our sincere sympathies to Marks family.
R.I.P. Mark
“To the barbers in Heaven”, tell my dad hello (he went to barber college with your dad) 😢
Posted by Elwin Hohn on May 26, 2023
Eric & Kyle, I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your families, he was a great man and business man.
Posted by Bonnie Weber on May 26, 2023
Sorry for your loss of Mark
Posted by Dennis Martin on May 26, 2023
Best mens barber in the state! Always to chat with. Trust I will see him again. In Christ...Dennis Martin
Posted by Robert and Mary Renken on May 26, 2023
Our thoughts and prayers are for all your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Reno on May 26, 2023
I’m going to miss you little buddy. My condolences to all his family and friends
Posted by Debi Splitt on May 26, 2023
Mark you will be greatly missed. You and Reno had some great times. RIP my friend
Posted by Jayne Rubendall on May 26, 2023
Sincere condolences for your loss, Eric and Kyle!
Posted by Ken & Sue Curtin on May 26, 2023
So many good cousin memories of our yearly trips as @ kid to South Dakota, loved all the fun in the Franey household. Our condolences to the entire family.
Posted by Pete Bruce on May 26, 2023
Man, another classmate/friend. Many memories…. A good man….. I shall miss him.
Posted by Randy and Mary Stotz on May 26, 2023
Mark was always fun to visit with!! We will miss him. Prayers and hugs!!
Posted by Phil Webster on May 26, 2023
He will be missed, sorry for your loss Eric and Kyle
Posted by Helen Runge on May 26, 2023
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time.
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey Mitchell on May 26, 2023
Rest in Peace Mark 🙏
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