Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Marvin Gutknecht of Kimball, formerly of Annandale and Fair Haven, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Heritage House in Kimball. He was 77.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fair Haven with Rev. Timothy Nerud officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball and one hour prior to services at the church Monday.
Marvin Ervin Gutknecht was born April 26, 1934, in St. Cloud to Herman and Martha (Luedtke) Gutknecht. He was baptized May 20, 1934, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith March 21, 1948, at Concordia Lutheran Church where he was a lifelong member. He attended school in Fair Haven and Kimball, and he served his country as a member of the U.S. Army.
He married MaryJane Cleveland June 16, 1962, and she preceded him in death May 16, 2001. He was a farmer and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, his Oliver tractors, his Harley, and his family.
Marvin was preceded in death by his wife MaryJane and brothers Elmer and Victor.
He is survived by his three children Nancy Schreiner of Fair Haven, Linda (and Dan) Rosenow of Fair Haven, Mark (and Roxanne) Gutknecht of Clearwater; brothers Lester (and Vi) Gutknecht of Fair Haven, Ervin (and Carol) Gutknecht of Pine City; sister Rosemary (and David) Dutton of Coon Rapids; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sean Walker, James Clark, Scott Whitters, Jesse Weisman, Devin Rosenow, Justin Jacobs, and Christopher Gutknecht.