Marvin E. Tuinstra, 86, formerly of Verndale, went to Heaven on May 25, 2020 in Ruidoso, NM.
He will be laid to rest at Fort Stanton Veterans Cemetery in NM. Military honors provided by Fort Bliss, TX, flag presentation by West Point Cadet Dillon Reynolds and the New Mexico Patriot Guard Riders.
Marvin was born on January 29, 1934 in Rock County to Ed and Cornelia Marie Tuinstra. On October 5, 1956 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Jonny Dee (Kindt) at Fort Belvoir, VA. After his service in the US Army, they made their home in Pipestone and started farming, later moving to Verndale and continued farming. After retiring three years ago, they made their home in New Mexico.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years; five children, Karla, Roy, Travis (Michele), Billy (Cindy), and Mike (Shanna); numerous grandhildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and sister-in-law AnnaBelle (David).
Marvin was preceeded in death by his parents; one brother, Dick and three sisters Sophie, Gladys and Delia.