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Marvin Anderson

October 16, 1954 — August 3, 2015

Marvin "Marv" Benny Anderson, 60, of rural Frazee, passed away August 3, 2015 at his home doing what he loved. A memorial service will be held in Marv's honor at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2015, at the Frazee-Vergas High School. A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, with a prayer service to take place at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the school on Monday.

Marv was born to Benny and Laurine (Schaefer) Anderson, October 16, 1954 in Perham, Minnesota, along with his "older twin sister", Marian. He grew up in rural Frazee on a dairy farm with his parents and five sisters where his love for the outdoors started. He attended country school and then in 4th grade started to attend Frazee Public, and was on the basketball team and active in 4-H. He was also active in FFA where he obtained his State and National Degrees, Honorary Chapter Farmer, as an alumni, along with countless awards and achievements.

Marv graduated from Frazee High School in 1972 and continued to operate the family farm. Marvin attended the Active Christian Teen Spring Rally in Callaway while in high school in 1972 where he first laid eyes on Vivian. However, Marv officially met the love of his life on September, Friday the 13th after a Detroit Lakes football game. They married July 5, 1975.

Marvin and Vivian lived on the Anderson farmstead and continued farming until July 1997 when they moved to Wymer Lake Loop. Marv started his career the previous January with the Becker County Sheriff's Department, first as a jailer and then as a 911 Dispatcher. Marv was passionate about his job and felt called to be the calm in the midst of other's storms.

Marv was very active in his community all through his life. He was active with the Becker County Fair board, American Dairy Association, Frazee Turkey Days co-chair, FFA Alumni Charter member, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Elders, Church Softball and an "Old Farts" League, teaching Sunday School and Release Time. Marv and Viv were also foster parents for 14 years. Marv had been active for the last 28 years on the Frazee Rescue Squad, where he served as president and most recently as treasurer. In his lifetime he donated more than three gallons of blood to the United Blood Services.

Marv's zest for life came from his love for his family, the outdoors and especially his continuous growth in his faith in Jesus Christ. He took advantage of every hunting and fishing season. He loved spending time with family and friends, playing pinochle, telling stories and jokes. There was never a dull moment when Marv was nearby.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian. Three children: Matthew (Heather), Winfield, Kansas; Laura, Anchorage, Alaska and Aric, Fargo, North Dakota. Three grand-daughters: Jozephyne, Chardonnay, Aspen all of Winfield, Kansas. Five sisters: Marian (Duane) Estenson of Detroit Lakes; Linda (Allen) Johnson of Cherry Hill, NJ; Karen (John) Finnegan of Hawley; Judy Anderson, West Fargo; Doris (Lance) Moen, Fargo. Marv is also celebrated by his large extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Benny and Laurine (Schaefer) Anderson.

Marv will be interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. And per his wishes, he will also continue his love for the outdoors as a part of him will be placed on a buck scrape in his favorite outdoor sanctuary.

Memorial donations can be made through Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, and will be designated to the many organizations of which Marv was active and passionate about.
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