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.

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  1. Dear Peterson Family, my condolences to you. It has been quite a few years since I spoke to Marvin, but always enjoyed doing so. I always saw him as a patient person. As one of the neighborhood boys running round his home and yard, we often got too rambunctious and probably caused some angst for Marvin. As an adult now, I can see in hindsight that he was patient with us!

    You and Marvin are in our prayers,
    Kevin Donahue

  2. Fargo North Dakota
    Dear Holly, Greg, Julie, Joel, and families,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your Husband, Father & grandfather’s passing. The Donahue’s remember Mr. Peterson with great fondness as a gentle man with a constant smile and a always a kind word for everyone. May God Bless you during your time of sorrow. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

    God Bless,
    Mary (Donahue) Saharieff

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