Popular Detroit Lakes Middle School teacher dies

Popular Detroit Lakes Middle School teacher dies Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Marc Henderson, a popular Detroit Lakes Middle School teacher passed away this week.

Marc, 50, had been diagnosed with stage four esophagus and liver cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, August 10 at 4pm in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.

Visitation will start at 2:30 and continue until the time of Mass. Following Mass all are invited for pizza, fellowship and story sharing in the St. John's Hall at Holy Rosary. At 8:15pm all are invited to the Henderson residence for a paper lantern send-off in memory of Marc.

Marc attended school in Detroit Lakes graduating with the class of 1986. A high school teacher of Marc's once said, "Marc doesn't need to worry about his future, he's going to make it on his personality and great smile".

For 23 years, Marc taught elementary and middle school students and impacted the lives of thousands of students.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ron Henderson and Beryl Mickelson, step-grandfather, Jay Mickelson and grandparents, Bill and Loraine Michels.

In lieu of cut-flowers, Marc requested perennials, trees and shrubs that could eventually be planted throughout the community.

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