Marvin B. Walter Sr., age 88, lifelong farmer from Warwick, N.D., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Nelson County Health System Care Center in McVille, N.D.
Marvin Benjamin Walter was born Aug. 10, 1924, at Chaseley, N.D., the son of Cleo and Florence (Rask) Walter. He was educated at Chaseley and Emerick before moving with his family to Warwick. He joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 14, 1944, and served on the Philippine Islands of Leyte, Mindanao, and Sabu, and the last year of his service was spent in occupied Japan. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 14, 1946, and returned to Warwick.
Marvin married Elaine Stubson Johnson Dec. 15, 1947, and they started farming the Iver Johnson farm. They raised their 10 children and farmed their whole life together. Marvin enjoyed playing cards, and hunting, and fishing with his friends. He moved to the care center in June of 2001.
Marvin is survived by: 4 daughters, Margie (Daryl) Haas, of Fertile, Minn., Nan Forest, of Tolna, N.D., Gail (Ken) Yuly, of Minot, N.D., and Cleus Walter, of Warwick, N.D.; 4 sons, Marvin Jr. (Linda), of Warwick, Rick, of Devils Lake, N,D., Terry (Sharon), of Hamar, N.D., and Darrel (Dori), of Warwick; a brother, Lyle (Sharon) Walter, of Warwick; a special nephew, Les (Yelena) Walter, of Plymouth, Minn.; 16 grandchildren, Derek, Darren, Jason, and LaRae Haas, Ben and Luke Walter, Bill and Nicole Forest, Ricky Walter Jr., Josh, Joel, Ryan and Aaron Walter, Danielle and Nicholas Walter, and Garret Moxness; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; 2 sons, Tracy and Roger; and an infant brother, Raymond.
Marvin's Funeral Service: Will be held at the Warwick Lutheran Church, Warwick, N.D., on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m.
Interment: Will be in the Warwick Cemetery.
Visitation: Will be held at the church on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Arrangements with the Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home of McVille, N.D.