Marvin R. Zeidler, age 87, of Apple Valley, formerly of Annandale and Perham, died Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the Augustana Health Care Center in Apple Valley.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. with Funeral Services held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale. Rev. Thomas Queck will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery with full Military Honors provided by VFW Post #7644.
Marvin R. Zeidler was born May 8, 1921 in Albion Township to William and Adela (Uecker) Zeidler. He attended Albion Country School and graduated in 1939 from Annandale High School. He served his Country as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. While aboard his Navy ship, Churchill, Stalin, and President Roosevelt met for the Yalta Conference. Marvin married Gladys Jahnke on May 16, 1959 in Minneapolis. Together they farmed in Annandale and became members of Zion Lutheran Church. Later, farming took them to Perham where he served as Elder and Treasurer at St. John's Corliss Lutheran Church. Marvin also served for 10 years as Corliss Township Clerk in Ottertail County. He was a devoted Christian & Family man. He had a good sense of humor, loved ice fishing, hunting, farming, a good ball game and especially loved teasing his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys of Apple Valley; children, Joan (Peter) Bliss of Prior Lake, Karen (Dennis) Kvarfordt of Pocatello, ID, Karla (James) Arrington of Wasilla, AK; brother, Norman of Annandale; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. Preceded in death by his son Barry, sister Edna Janusch and brother Alvin.
The pallbearers will be Gary, Brian, & Bruce Zeidler, Scott & Bruce Jahnke, Brian & Brent Husfeldt, and Gene Warner. Darlene Fretham will be the organist and the arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.
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