Markus Monte Moody was born November 24, 1953 at Mitchell to Monte and Phyllis (Pierson) Moody. He grew up at Highmore, SD and later moved to Letcher where he graduated from high school. On February 2, 1973 he married Karen Johnson in Storla, SD. He was employed at Plains Industries until they were purchased by Trail King Industries, where continued working for thirty-four years, retiring in 2010 due to failing health. His joys in life were family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed doing gun repair and playing softball. He loved being outdoors watching nature.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his children: Joshua (Sally), Jessica (Kevin) Sibson, Mitchell and Tyler (Jennifer), Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: Hannah, Emily, Karter, Hadley, Mason and Reese; four sisters: Linda Bruce, Sioux Falls, DeeAnn Vermeulen, Rapid City, Karen Bobbit, Huron, Lori Kopfmann, Alpena; three brothers: Thad (Karla), Wade (Laurie) both of Mitchell, Marty (Kristi), Mount Vernon and mother-in-law, Beverly Johnson, Mitchell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Kaylynn and brother-in-law, Tom Vermeulen.