February 10, 2014

Mark "Sharky" Drees, 62, of Fort Pierre, S.D. died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in the company of family.

Mark was a native of Carroll. He studied at Iowa State University and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design before pursuing a career as a builder, specilizing in historic restorations and creative, custom-designed projects. Mark was also a skilled watercolor and pencil artist, photographer, creative thinker and humorist.

A memorial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Community Youth Center in Fort Pierre, S.D.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie of Fort Pierre; sister Mindy (Drees) Eifler and her husband Mike of Carroll; brother Gregory Drees and his partner Julie Fillenwarth of Arnolds Park, Iowa; sister-in-law Martha Ackerman of Santa Cruz, Calif.; brother-in-law Jim Ackerman and his wife Charlene of Pierre, S.D.; niece Samantha Eifler of Coon Rapids; niece Stephanie (Eifler) Copley of Johnston, Iowa; and aunt Jan Swan of Upland, Calif.