Marvin Shequen, 89, of Glenwood, died June 20, 2018 at the Glenwood Retirement Village.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Motley Public Cemetery in Motley.
Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
Marvin Franklin Shequen was born December 18, 1928 in Leader to Marvin and Beulah (Deline) Shequen. He grew up on a farm near Leader, he attended school there, then Motley High School, graduating from Motley High School in 1946. Marvin worked in the dairy industry for over 50 years, managing creameries.
He married RoseMarie Nelson on August 13, 1949, in Maple Hill Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Springfield, spending several years in southern Minnesota, Leader and Melrose before settling in Glenwood. Marv was a member of the Minnesota Dairymen’s Association, a 50 year member of the Lions Club International, Freeport Gun Club, Melrose Chamber of Commerce and served on various church councils. He enjoyed stamp collecting, hunting, reloading ammunition, fishing and genealogy research.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 68 years; one daughter, Donna (John) Collins of Pine River; one sister, Margaret (Chuck) Knapper of Faribault; two brothers, Donald (Joanne) Shequen of Litchfield and Richard (Jan) Shequen of Lake City; nieces, nephews and special family members who were like grandchildren: Krystal (Jon) Ferris, Duncan and Maya, Becca Shequen and Noah and Dylan Shequen.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tom Shequen; and one brother, Wilmar Shequen.