Mark Proctor passed away this past week and Minnesota lost one of its most committed and effective advocates for children in the child protection and foster care system.  He brought wisdom, and a deep knowledge of the child protection system to our CASAMN board meetings and was always a joy to work with.


Mark supported guardians ad litem as a former director of the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA program in South Dakota, and as a member of the CASA Board of Directors here.


He got the first legislation ever proposed by Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota introduced in the State Legislature in 2010 and he was always present for when any advocacy for children needed to be done.

Mark will be greatly missed not only by his colleagues but by the children or Minnesota, many of whom did not know him but still benefited from his work.


His memorial service will be this coming Saturday, September 17th as an “Irish Wake” Celebration of Life at 1pm at the Mendota VFW in Mendota, MN.  A buffet lunch will be served from 10:45 to 12:30

If you can attend, please email to allow for adequate planning.


Memorials can be given to the Mark Proctor Scholarship at Black Hills State University to Safe Passage for Children of MN (


Thank you for your support at this time.

Kayla Zirpel-Proctor and Family/Friends of Mark Proctor

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