Marvin L. Wendroth, age 92, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Marvin Lawrence Wendroth was born on March 8, 1926, in Litchfield, Minnesota. He was the son of Fred and Annie (Neuman) Wendroth. Marvin was baptized in his faith. He received his education in Litchfield, and was a graduate of the Litchfield High School Class of 1944.
In 1949, Marvin married Virginia Guishard. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Jean and Shirlee. On August 30, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sonja Jensen. They made their home in Hutchinson, and had shared 35 years of marriage, until Sonja passed away on December 26, 2002.
Marvin was employed as a woodworker at Harris Pine in Hutchinson. He then spent 25 years as a school bus driver for Hutchinson Schools. He also drove truck for Kokesch Trucking in Hutchinson. Marvin was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hutchinson.
In his younger years, Marvin enjoyed taking his boat to Lake Marion and Lake Washington to water ski. There were always people willing to go along. He also loved riding his red Honda scooter with a group of friends. He even rode it to Chanhassen to a grandson’s wedding at age 86. He also enjoyed remodeling equipment and gardening. Marvin especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
When Marvin needed assistance with his daily care, he moved to Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. He passed away there on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the age of 92 years. It was 35 years to the day that his Father passed away.
Blessed be his memory.
Marvin is survived by his:
Daughters, Jean Ackland and her husband, Paul, of Hutchinson, MN,
Shirlee Jacobson and her husband, Lee, of Bloomington, MN;
Stepchildren, Kenneth Binder and his wife, Diane, of California,
Paula Johnson, of Hutchinson, MN,
Rhonda Binder, of Hutchinson, MN,
Everett Binder of Oregon;
Grandchildren, Scott and his significant other, Ann Anderson, of Glenwood, MN;
Jessica Larson and her husband, Dean, of Minnetrista, MN,
Michelle Peterson and her husband, Aaron, of Minneapolis, MN,
John Ackland and his wife, Martene, of Minnetonka, MN,
Jeff Fillbrandt and his significant other, Erin McGinn, of Minneapolis, MN,
David Fillbrandt and his wife, Bobbie, of Crestview, FL,
Brian Erickson and his wife, Lexy, of Lakeville, MN;
Great-Grandchildren, Michael Ackland, Harley Peterson, Maddox Peterson, Katelyn Harbarth, Traci Ackland, Easton Erickson, Landon Erickson, Audrey Fillbrandt;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Marvin is preceded in death by his Wife, Sonja Wendroth; Parents, Fred and Annie Wendroth; Stepson, Phillip Binder; Stepson, Beau Johnson.