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Marvin Anderson

August 14, 1942 — December 10, 2020

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Marvin Lee Anderson, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home on December 10, 2020.

Marvin was born the youngest of thirteen on August 14, 1942 in Twin Valley, MN, to Peter Adolph and Olaug (Westgard) Anderson. When Marvin was three years old the family moved to Detroit Lakes, MN, where he was raised. Marvin enlisted the United States Army Corps in November 18, 1959, and was honorably discharged on May 16, 1962. He then enlisted in the National Guard on March 1, 1985, and he was honorably discharged on February 28, 1995. He graduated with a GED, and went on to attend Northwestern Electronics Institute in Minneapolis, MN. He worked for Snappy’s, and he then later worked for Pueringer, which later became Multifoods, as a truck driver. Marvin retired at the age of 62.

Marvin was united in marriage in 1964 to Jan Feldt in Minneapolis, MN. The couple had four children: Dawn, MarLee, Paul, and Darren. In Marvin’s spare time he enjoyed playing horseshoes, reading Western novels, and playing cards. He liked to cook, bake, and help Jan in the kitchen. Marvin also enjoyed playing guitar and was in a band. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. Marvin was always looking for ways to help other people. Marvin was best known for his sense of humor. Marvin will be remembered as a very kind and loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather.

Preceding Marvin in death are his parents; one son, MarLee; four sisters: Marie, Grace, Ann, and Alice; five brothers: Ernie, Floyd, Vic, Robert, and Richard; and two great-granddaughters: Zoey and Emmie.

Marvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Jan; daughter, Dawn (Richard) Blanchard; two sons: Paul Anderson (Maxine Hoppe) and Darren Anderson; daughter-in-law, Cindy Anderson; six grandchildren: Ashley (Benjamin) Ratz; Beau Blanchard, Shelby Anderson, Benjamin Blanchard, Shanda Anderson, Robert Blanchard; two great-grandchildren: Bexley Sutherland and Archer Ratz; one sister, Jean Garrett; one brother, Ray Anderson; one sister-in-law, Dee Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and numerous Amish friends.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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