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Marvin R. Weispfenning

January 19, 1928 — January 4, 2024

Moorhead, MN


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Marvin Raymond Weispfenning, 95, died peacefully at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead MN, on January 4, 2024.

Marvin Weispfenning was born the son of John and Olga (Messner) Weispfenning in Gackle, ND, on January 19, 1928 and was baptized on March 18, 1928.  In 1934, as a young boy he moved with his parents to Ypsilanti, ND, and they settled in Moorhead, MN in 1940, where he lived for the remainder of his life. 

As a teenager, Marvin delivered the Minneapolis Tribune, the St. Paul Sunday paper and the morning Fargo Forum. At the age of 16, he began working part-time at Horvick Electric Motor Co. in Moorhead as an office assistant. 

Marvin graduated from Moorhead High School in 1946 and enlisted in the US Army shortly after graduation. During his time in the Army he served in the Philippines, Korea and briefly in Japan and was honorably discharged in January 1948. 

Shortly after returning to Moorhead, he met the love of his life, Marlys Jean Koeppe.  They were married on July 24, 1949, and they were blessed with five children.  Marvin then attended NDAC (now NDSU) and again worked part time at Horvick Electric. 

In May 1952, Marvin graduated from NDAC with a major in economics and a minor in math.  Then in 1956, Ben Horvick offered his business for sale to five of his employees, including Marvin, who was the youngest.  After managing at Hovick’s for nearly 30 years, he later went to work for Jemco Electric and worked for 25 years as a motor repairman. 

For more than 80 years, Marvin was a dedicated member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, volunteering and serving in many ways.  After retiring, Marvin continued to volunteer at his church.

Marvin is survived by sons, James (Ruth), Gerald, Ronald (Peggy,) Jeffrey (Sarah Brunsvold); son-in-law, David Winterfeldt; grandchildren, Chad (Beth) Winterfeldt, Michael (Tamara) Weispfenning, Tressa (Joshua) Wiltsie, John Weispfenning, Alissa (Michael) Smith, Amy and Eric Weispfenning, Noel Weispfenning, Kurt (Abbie) Weispfenning, Ryan, Greg and Tony Weispfenning; and Freddy Weispfenning; great grandchildren, Quentin, Eleanor and Cecily Winterfeldt, Kennedy and Cody Weispfenning, Blayne, Jadea, Levi and Tyler Wiltsie, Zoe, Cali and Emma Smith, Charlie and Maren Weispfenning; and other relatives and friends.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents John and Olga, by his beloved wife Marlys, daughter, Kathryn Winterfeldt; daughter-in-law, Anne Hinnenthal; sister, Berniece Holien; other sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and three nephews.   

The family requests that Memorials may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

A Visitation for Marvin will be on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service in Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead and will continue one hour prior to his service.   

His Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, January 12, 2024, in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead.

The burial will take place in Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.  

(Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN)

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

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