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Marvin E. Thielke

Marvin E. Thielke

Marvin E. Thielke, 84, of Kandiyohi, died Saturday, September 8th at his home. His memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service at the church. Burial will be in Clover Leaf Cemetery in Willmar. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Marvin Elroy Thielke, age 84, died Saturday, September 8, 2018, at his home. Marvin was born to John and Clara (Zachgo) Thielke on July 9, 1934, in Crookston, MN.

The family lived near Dent, MN before moving to rural Grove City. The family later settled north of Kandiyohi to farm. Marvin attended schools in Dent, Grove City, and Kandiyohi.

Marvin was baptized at St John's Lutheran Church of Dent and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Willmar. He loved attending church and ushering on Sundays.

Marvin was a truck driver for Chris Beck before moving to Preston where he worked with his brother at Bill's TV Sales & Repair Shop. He came back to Kandiyohi to farm with his parents. In later years, Marvin worked for Norling Henslin Auction Company and then for Henslin Auctions.

Marvin enjoyed talking with people and he could strike up a conversation with anyone.

Marvin is survived by his brother, Gerald Thielke of Willmar and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sister in laws, Henry and Lucille Thielke, William and Phyllis Thielke, Alvin and Florence Thielke and Helen Thielke.