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Marvin R. Kensinger

December 14, 1924 — December 21, 2022



Marvin Kensinger, 98 of Fargo, ND, formerly of Abercrombie, ND, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, in Eventide, Fargo.  His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Abercrombie at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Janelle Hansen will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Marvin was born on December 14, 1924, near McLeod, ND, in Richland County to William and Hilda (Johnson) Kensinger.  He grew up in the area and served in the United States Army in Germany during WWII.  On December 21, 1941946,6 he was united in marriage to Marian Berseth in Fargo.  They farmed north of Wyndmere until 1969 when they moved to Abercrombie.  He worked for Richland County Highway Department until retiring in 1990, and they continued to live in Abercrombie. 

He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Fargo Eagles.  He also served on the Abercrombie City Council and the Park Board.

Marvin is survived by his two sons, Larry (Pamela), Christine, ND and Arlen (Patti), Windsor, CO; six grandchildren, Tammy Kensinger, Todd Kensinger, Kari Dill, all of Fargo, Kyle Kensinger, Christine, ND, Laura Kensinger, and Ryan Kensinger, both of Las Vegas, NV; four great-grandchildren, Jonathan Dill, Cottage Grove, OR, Jasmine Dill, Ashton Dill, both of Fargo, and Matthew Dakken, Minneapolis, MN; and his brother, Kenneth Kensinger, McLeod, ND.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian; sisters, Bernette Ohme and Shirley Henderson.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider a donation to Abercrombie Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.


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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

107 Broadway, Abercrombie, ND 58001


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