Mark Wallace Hamer

October 30, 1951 - November 5, 2019

Mark Wallace Hamer, age 68, of New Prague, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Mark was born on October 30, 1951 in Minneapolis to Raymond and Janette (Leaf) Hamer.  He grew up in Minneapolis, graduated from Southwest High School, and attended Mankato State College. He worked as a mortgage analyst for Wells Fargo and thoroughly enjoyed his work and the people he worked with. Mark married the love of his life, Tatiana Barkova, on July 25, 1998 in Edina, MN and the couple moved to New Prague 10 years ago, where he was able to house the horses that were his passion.   His life revolved around horses; he was a true cowboy and loved John Wayne.   He belonged to the Saddle Club of New Prague, the Horse and Hunt Club, and was a Freemason.   He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.  He was a member of the Mounted Patrol at the State Fair for 14 years and was known as “Jingles”.  Mark was genuinely one of the most kind-hearted of men, willing to drop anything to help a friend or family member.  He was extremely proud of his nephew, Andre, for his service to this country as a marine.  He was a man of faith and integrity, had a wicked sense of humor, loved sweets, and could entertain people for hours with his storytelling.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


Mark is survived by his loving wife, Tatiana; daughters, Erika & Amanda; mother, Janette Leaf; mother-in-law, Liuba Barkova; sister, Twyla (Jeff) Love; brothers, Brian (Jude) Hamer, Reed (Kim) Hamer, Todd (Molly) Hamer, Tim (Alyssa) Hamer.  He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Hamer; sister, Robin Vanblarcom.


Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home with Reverend Diane Goulson officiating.  Visitation will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.

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Keng Neou
8 months ago

Mark was always able to make me smile, I enjoyed our morning talks each day, listening to him talk about his horse, dog and his wife, there was a always a glow on his face when he talked about them. He always had a great sense of humor to add to his spunky personality. Every now and then you’ll see a rubberband flying aroind somewhere on the floor and you knew that it was Mark, and that was his way of making his presence known. You will truly be missed my friend.

Lacey Williams
9 months ago

Mark was an amazing man. He was so kind and could always put a smile on my face at work. He would always play tricks on us and move stuff around our desks or every once in a while shoot a rubber band. He is truly missed and it’s just not the same without him.

Dawn Lash, a Wells Fargo coworker
9 months ago

Mark always stopped by to spread cheer and warmth wherever he walked among his colleagues at Wells Fargo. He will be missed and remembered for his kindness. May he rest in peace with his Creator.

JoElla Diasabeygunawardena
9 months ago

Mark all of your family at Wellsfargo will miss you! We loved your joking around your big smiles and how you truly cared for everyone. I will miss being able to call you or IM you say can I get a ride home. Our long talks on the ride and all your amazing stories on the way. I loved you more than you even knew. Rest in peace until we meet again.

Adria Van Blarcom
9 months ago

You always had time to tell me stories of mom growing up. I learned all I know about cowboys from you and how the West was won. You gave the best bear hugs and I love the way you laughed when making one of your jokes. You are loved Mark.

Twyla & Jeff Love
9 months ago

Marcus you taught me so many things growing up. To swim and ride bike, ski, horseback and ice skate and even how to apply makeup. Long talks and watching Horror Incorporated. I love you so very much.

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