Marvin Swanson, age 85, of Fargo, ND died on June 29, 2016 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, with his daughter and son-in-law by his side, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Marvin Duane Swanson was born on April 23, 1931 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Fargo, the son of Carl and Elline (Aanenson) Swanson. He attended school at Jefferson Elementary, Agassiz and graduated from Fargo Central High in 1950. Marvin attended Dakota Business College night school, under the GI Bill from 1955 to 1957. He served in the United States Marine Corps from October of 1951 until October of 1954 aboard the USS St. Paul during the Korean Conflict. He also served four years in the Naval Reserve. Marvin was united in marriage to Corrine Sylvia Ellingson on August 26, 1956 and they resided at 1801 17th Street South in Fargo for over 50 years.
During his high school years he worked at the Town and State Theaters in downtown Fargo. Early in 1951 he began work at the Red Owl Warehouse and continued to work there until his retirement in 1989. His continuous service to Red Owl was only interrupted by his three year service in the United States Marine Corp.
Marvin was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church for over 50 years. Marvin was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed his fall camping and hunting on the Dahlen farm in the Sandhills south of Leonard and his yearly fishing trips to Canada with friends.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Corrine of Fargo; his daughter, Debra Kay (Curt) Leslie of Kindred, ND; his grandchildren, Nathan (Ashley) Leslie and Allison (Mike) Molstre; and his great-grandchildren, Aiden Leslie and Silas Molstre; Also surviving are his brother, Deon Swanson; his sister, June Fernandez; his nephews and nieces, Jeff Swanson, David Fernandez, Jim Fernandez, Cathy Hanson, and Barbara Galt. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his nephews, Craig Swanson and Steve Fernandez.
Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 3 PM Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo
VISITATION: one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday
BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Fargo