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Marvin King, 87

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Marvin Alexander King, 87, died March 10, 2009 at his son's home near Glenwood.

Marvin was born March 18, 1922 to Marvin J. and Lauretta (Kennedy) King near the town of Berner. He was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church in Berner and attended public school in Berner. After graduating from the 8th grade, Marvin took over his parents' farm. He married Wanda Roberts on June 18, 1948 at his farm near Gonvick. He farmed until 1967 and then moved to Garfield. He also worked for Great Northern Railroad from 1955 to 1988 when he retired. Marvin's hobby was gardening. He was always very proud of his vegetable and flower gardens he tended to every year. He also liked to play, record and listen to music, especially country and bluegrass music. Marvin loved animals and had many cats and dogs he took care of over the years. He was a loving husband and father who loved all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

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He is survived by his son, Marvin "Smurf" King and friend, Angie Terhaar, both of Glenwood; daughter, Rosalie and Ray Hanson of Brandon; grandchildren, Michael and Karie Hanson of Brandon, Bryan and Kim Hanson of Evansville; and great-grandchildren, Haley and Hayden Hanson of Brandon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda King; and sisters, Della Bratvold and Laura Halliday.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, March 14 at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Clifford officiating. Cassie Weisner was the soloist and Smurf King played the guitar. Interment was at East Moe Lutheran Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Hanson, Bryan Hanson, Brandon Terhaar, Bob Halliday, Darrell Johnson and Harry Bell. Honorary casket bearers were Lester Johnson, Stan Kidder and Larry Simpson.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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