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Marvin G. Doesken June 1, 1928 - Feb. 19, 2013

Marvin G. Doesken June 1, 1928 - Feb. 19, 2013

WILLMAR - Marvin G. Doesken, 84, of Willmar, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Willmar. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Saturday, March 2nd at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday,

Marvin was born on June 1, 1928, at his home, near Raymond, in Chippewa County, MN, the son of John and Ellen (Gabbert) Doesken. He attended country grade school through the 8th grade and then started farming with his father.

On September 15, 1951, Marvin was united in marriage to Gail Carlson at Salem Covenant Church, rural Pennock. Marvin worked for Culligan Soft Water, Home Gas, and Natural Gas Company as well as a Fire Marshall before becoming a custodian at Willmar Public Schools, retiring in 1990 after 25 years. Following his retirement, he drove school bus for four years. Serving as a volunteer fireman for 17 years for the City of Willmar was very rewarding and he cherished all the time spent as a fireman.

Surviving are his wife, Gail; daughter, Jan (and fiancé, Shawn Nelson) Hood of Spicer; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Warren Doesken of Chisholm and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Eugene and Bruce and sister, LaVon Taatjes.