Marvin Miller, 90, of Paynesville, died Saturday, January 9, 2021, at his home from dementia under the care of Ecumen Hospice of Litchfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Saturday, January 16th at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville with Military Honors to follow. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary prayed at 9:15am at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. There will be a visitation from 4-8 pm, Friday at the church with a Time of Sharing to be held at 5:00 pm. Funeral arrangements are with Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home of Paynesville. www.hafh.org There will be recording of the Mass posted to the funeral home website following the Mass. You may also go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCukVz2qi83DCpJnr6HOmvdw/featured and search for the Funeral Liturgy/Mass for Marvin.
Marvin was born May 31, 1930, the youngest of eight children of Anton and Margaret (Hofmann) Miller at Abercrombie, ND. After his graduation, he enlisted in the US Army and served with the 25th Infantry in South Korea from 1952-1954. On June 2, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marlen Lutgen in St. Cloud. They lived in the St. Cloud area and Brooklyn Park while Marvin worked for JCPenney’s, in the automotive division at Ridgedale and later at their Plymouth distribution center. He retired in 1993 after 28 years.
After retirement, Marvin and Marlene enjoy living at Big Fish Lake, near Cold Spring/St. Joseph. Although he retired, Marvin couldn’t sit idly, he worked various jobs including catering for Taco Bill in St. Cloud and for The Blue Heron in Cold Spring, working until his 80th birthday. After raising two daughters, Sue and Sandi, they enjoyed traveling and volunteering at their church.
They celebrated 54 years of marriage before Marlene died on March 19, 2009. He was attending Catholic Charities support group when he met Julie Moorhead of Paynesville. On May 28, 2011, they were married. They enjoyed nine years of married bliss, spending five winters in south Texas, near Mission, summers at the lake home and camping. They also enjoyed traveling, having made numerous trips to Europe, Canada, a mission trip to Guatemala and road trips to several including Florida, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Michigan and New Mexico.
In his early years, he enjoyed the lake, especially ice fishing with his many friends and sons-in-law. He was a supportive volunteer by assisting Julie with various activities such as music at Koronis Manor, Square Dance and Garden Club. Marvin also enjoyed his plot of produce at the community garden.
He was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post #271 of Paynesville. Spending time with his family was by far the most important however.
Surviving are his wife, Julie; daughters, Sue (Brian) Lemke of Avon and Sandi (Scott) Andreasen of St. Joseph; Ellen Moorhead Hansen (Eric Larsen), Kirk Moorhead (Jessica Maynard), and John (Clare) Moorhead; nine grandchildren: Ross (Kelly Corona) Lemke, Scott (Brittany Schwegel) Lemke, Kyle (Justice Callahan) Lemke, and Marie (Kaden Stoeckel) Andreasen, Sam Andreasen, Serena Andreasen, Grant Andreasen, Joy (Jason) Goray, and Renae (Kelly) Imholte and 10 great grandchildren.
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