Marvin Roers, 85Marvin Henry Roers, 85, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, called by his Lord to celebrate Christmas in Heaven this year.
Marvin Henry Roers, 85, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, called by his Lord to celebrate Christmas in Heaven this year.
Marvin was born September 2, 1927 in Leaf Valley Township the son of George and Johanna (Botzet) Roers. He graduated from Central High School in Alexandria and furthered his education at Dunwoody Institute. Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on December 1, 1947.
Marvin married Odilia Thoennes and to this union, seven children were born. They built a cabin on Lake Miltona. This brought the family together, creating many enjoyable memories over the summers spent there.
Marvin worked for World Aerospace in the Twin Cities for more than 25 years and upon moving back to Alexandria, he worked for Douglas Machines.
Marvin will be remembered as a family man who always put others first. He loved his children, and grandchildren. His grandchildren will especially remember him for all of the fishing excursions in his humble fishing boat on the Alexandria area lakes.
He was a member of the Loretto Fire Department, Lions, the American Legion and the VFW. He remained very active in the Honor Guard for the VFW until his death.
He is survived by his children, George (Sue), Jeffrey (Judy), Gregory, Peter (Lynn), Paul (Jean), Marvelle (Ed) Weispfennig; 16 loving grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Seiler; brother, Donavon Roers; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florinda Roers; infant son, Larry Roers; and parents, George and Johanna Roers.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial was at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Belle River. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Matt Roers, Mike Roers, Aaron Roers, Callen Weispfennig, Brady Weispfennig, Patrick Roers, Kevin Roers and Nick Roers.
Military honors were accorded by the Minnesota National Guard, American Legion Post 87 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 936.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.