Mark Clyde “Spike” Gibson, age 75, of New Richmond, passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday, March 8, 2018, after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Mark was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on July 18, 1942. He attended the University of Missouri, where he belonged to the Phi-Delta-Theta fraternity and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. Shortly after graduation, he went to work for the state of Wisconsin and was stationed in Rhinelander. Spike loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He also enjoyed keeping Gibson family traditions alive, and restoring equipment and tools his father gave him. Spike was known as a family man with a wonderful sense of humor and a strong Christian faith. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Danette; children, Christopher Gibson, Becky Zajac, Allison Chapman, and Hilarie Gibson; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Connie Stoecker and Mary Montgomery. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church (341 North Shore Drive) in New Richmond. Visitation was also on Saturday from 4-5 pm at the church. Private interment will be held at later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.