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Marvin R. Dick

January 23, 1937 — May 24, 2024


Marvin R. Dick

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Marvin Raymond Dick, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon on May 24, 2024, at the age of 87. He was born on January 23, 1937, on the family farm east of Munich, ND, to Henry F. and Linda (Sawatzky) Dick. Marvin married Verla Ann Koehn in Orienta, OK, on November 14, 1959. Together, they raised a loving family, which also included several foster children and many foreign exchange students.

Marvin and Verla made their home near Munich, ND, where Marvin dedicated his life to farming. He was a trailblazer in agriculture, known for his pioneering efforts in no-till farming. Over his lifetime, Marvin was recognized with numerous farming awards - a testament to his dedication and expertise in agriculture.

Marvin was a long-time member of Salem Bible Church in Munich. Family was important to him, and he was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed giving candy and gifts to them, creating cherished memories and bringing smiles to their faces.

Marvin loved a challenge and demonstrated this by earning his private pilot's license. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada, and was a licensed hunting guide. For over 30 years, Marvin and Verla spent the cold winter months in South Texas.  Marvin spent many hours playing cards and games, which he enjoyed with family and friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Henry F. Dick and Linda (Sawatzky) Dick, and by his infant daughter, Kristina Beth.  

Marvin is survived by his wife, Verla Ann, and their three children: Teresa (Greg) Friesen, Cynthia (Scott) Guthrie, and Michael (Beverly) Dick. His legacy continues through his grandchildren: Chara (Dane) Eckery, Elise (Alex) Lush, Joshua (Ashton) Guthrie, Seth (Jennifer) Guthrie, Brett (Kelly) Friesen, Kayla (Caleb) Coffee, Jayna (Ben) Sheets, Logan (Eric) Herman, Lexi (Ethan) Weers, and Wyatt (Seira) Dick. Marvin was also blessed with 26 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Gladys Hoffman, Gerald (Lois) Dick, and Jacqueline (Allen) Huebert.

There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, June 1, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND. Funeral Services for Marvin will be on Sunday, June 2, 2024 at the Salem Bible Church in Munich, ND at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the East Salem Cemetery, rural Munich, ND

Memorials may be directed to the FaHoCha Bible Camp in memory of Marvin at 8799 21st Street NE Warwick, ND 58351

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, June 1, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 2, 2024

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Central time)

Burial East Salem Cemetery, rural Munich, ND

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