February 24, 1931 ~ April 13, 2011
Marvin passed away on April 13, 2011 at Manorcare Nursing Home in Fargo at the age of 80.
Marvin Peterson was born on February 24, 1931, the son of August and Anna (Winjum) Peterson in Fargo. He grew up in Fargo, graduated from Central High School and later graduated from Wahpeton State School of Science. Marvin proudly served his county in the United States Air Force from 1951 until his discharge in 1955. On July 6, 1954, Marvin was united in marriage to Helen "Holly" Loucks at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their family. Marvin worked for the Postal Service for over 39 years, first as a Railway Mail Clerk and then at the Fargo Post Office. After his retirement his worked for Community First Bank in the mail room for seven years.
He is survived by his wife, Holly of Fargo; his children, Greg (Carol) Peterson of Sioux City, IA; Julie Curry of Vernal, UT; and Joel (Denise) Peterson of White Bear Township, MN; six grandchildren - Eric Peterson, Leif Peterson, Sean Peterson, Danny Peterson, Josh Peterson, and Desiree' Winchester; and one great grandson, Benaiah Winchester. Also surviving are his two brothers, Vern (Carolyn) Peterson of Fargo; and Darold (Judy) Peterson of Moorhead, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Audrey Peterson; and son-in-law, William Curry.