The funeral service for Marvin R. Hettich, 82, of rural Roscoe, is 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Edmunds County 4-H Building, West US Highway 12, in Ipswich. Burial will be in the Loyalton Cemetery.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Marvin died Friday, January 2, 2009 at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Funeral arrangements with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. An online guest registry can be found at www.grammfuneralhome.com.
Marvin Raymond Hettich was born on July 9, 1926 to Jacob and Emelia (Kost) Hettich on a farm south of Roscoe. Except for his years in the army and a short period of working on road construction in western South Dakota, he lived his entire life in Edmunds County. He attended one-room rural schools and Roscoe High School. In 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After basic training, he completed his military service in the Philippine Islands.
On June 15, 1949 Marvin married Leta Hanks of Sturgis. Together they farmed and raised their family one mile north of Loyalton. Marvin is survived by his loving wife Leta; his children Muriel Thorne of Jacksonville, Florida; Jocelyn (William) Barlow of Gimli, Manitoba and their children Eliza (Brookes), Jacqueline (Carlos), April, and Geoffrey; Winnette Crete of Avon Minnesota and her children Isaac, Brooke, and Logan; Norman (Diana) of Roscoe and their children Jeanne, Rachel, Charles, and Sophie; and Elaine (Nick) White of Minneapolis and their children Lydia and Eva. He is also survived by one brother Kenny (Jane) of Springfield, Missouri and one sister Nancy (Larry) Accola of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Marvin was predeceased by his son Gregory Charles, his son-in-law Pete Thorne, two brothers and sisters-in-law Willard and Rose and Floyd and Doria, and two infant brothers.
Our Dad was hard working, providing generously for our education and adventures! He was a little boy during the Great Depression and those hard times shaped his strong work ethic.
His many nieces and nephews have fond memories of their Uncle Marvin. To his grandchildren he was an especially wonderful Grandpa Marvin. He was happiest with a baby on his knee.
We will miss you, Dad, and hope you know how much we love you; thank you , Dad.
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