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“Harriet & family,Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I'll never forget all the fun times we had as little...Read More »
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Marvin Peter Markeson was born January 19, 1923 in Proctor, Minnesota, the son of Peter and Inga (Kummervold) Markeson. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the Lutheran Church in Proctor. He grew up in Proctor, and graduated from the Proctor High School. Marvin served his country in the United States Navy from April 9, 1940 to August 29, 1945, and upon his discharge, he actively served with the Merchant Marines until March 14, 1946. On April 11, 1948, Marvin was united in marriage to Harriet Marie Dobberstein at the Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake. They made their home in Austin, Minnesota, prior to living in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. Their union was blessed with five children: Tom, Patricia, John, Bob, and Jim. Marvin was a barber, and also a realtor for a short time. Marvin and Harriet later relocated to Buffalo Lake. Marvin held membership in the V.F.W, and he enjoyed reading military history. Marvin and Harriet enjoyed their summer home in Babbitt, Minnesota. His hobbies included fishing and hunting, traveling, oil painting, and playing cribbage. He also gave his time as a Little League coach. On Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, Marvin passed away at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Hospital, having reached the age of 90 years. Blessed be his memory. Marvin is survived by his Wife, Harriet M. Markeson, of Buffalo Lake; Children: Tom Markeson and his Wife Sue, Patricia Markeson, John Markeson and his Wife Kristy, Bob Markeson and his Wife Pam, and Jim Markeson; Grandchildren: Juliet Markeson, Jennifer Markeson, Keith Markeson, Matthew Markeson, Scott Markeson, John C. Markeson, Jacob Markeson, Randall Markeson, Kevin Markeson, Hannah Markeson; Great-Grandchildren: Evelia Rosenblum, Max Markeson, Ava Markeson, Abigail Markeson; Step-Brother Emil Substad; Brothers-in-Law: Riley Dobberstein and Family, and Lea and Meridee Dobbertstein and Family; his Special Dog Dutchess; other relatives, and friends. A special thanks to Richard McColley and his family for his special friendship and companionship. Marvin was preceded in death by his Parents, and his Brother Arnold.

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