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Marvin Herman Fenske

March 1, 1930 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 89)

Marvin H. Fenske, age 89, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Great Bend, ND, died September 22, 2019 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Visitation will be on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4 PM to 5 PM followed by a prayer service at 5 PM at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Pastor Matthew Tooman will officiate the service. A private inurnment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Wahpeton, ND.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.

Marvin was born on March 1, 1930 in Great Bend, ND, to Erich Fenske and Verna (Rhoda) Fenske. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, ND, where he was treasurer and an active board member. 

He served in the Air Force as a mechanic from 1959-1963.  He married Elaine Tischer on December 27, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, where they farmed and raised their children. Elaine passed away on February 7, 1985. 

Marvin was a very hard-working man, he enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and watching western movies.  He was a member of the Great Bend Volunteer Fire Department and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Marvin is survived by his 3 children, Bev (Jeff) Muehlberg, Jackie Hochhalter, and Guy Fenske; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Orville Fenske and Lawrence (Rita) Fenske; sister, Irene Olson; sister-in-law, Laurel Fenske; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; 2 sons, Keith Fenske and Steve Fenske; parents, Erich and Verna; and his brothers, Harold Fenske and Melvin Fenske.

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