Marvin passed away August 21, 1917 at the age of 79 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathaleen, daughters Shari Strachan (Brad) and Lauri Cronkite (Paul), six grandchildren-David, John, Christopher, Scott, Matthew and Katharyn, two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Annabeth and two younger brothers Raymond (Candy) and Donald (Donna). Marvin was born in Superior, WI, November 9, 1937 and raised in a Finnish-American farming community graduating from Northwestern High School in Maple, WI.
Subsequently, he graduated from the Wisconsin State Institute of Technology (now the University of Wisconsin, Platteville,) with a Civil Engineering degree. He moved west in 1967, and lived in Woodinville, WA since 1977. He did post-graduate education at Pacific Lutheran University earning an MBA degree. He held the position of Civil and Structural Engineer in the Sverdrup corporation in Bellevue, WA specializing in transportation and bridge engineering. He volunteered to serve on finance committees of 1st Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School, Bothell and the Friend International mission organization. He also served on the Advisory Council for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Seattle. His interests included sports, skiing, traveling, and Finnish genealogy. He was a life-long fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers. He will be remembered for his gracious nature, integrity, excellence in his profession, and love for his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at Meadowbrook Church, Redmond on September 16th at 1:30 pm. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Lakeside, WI on September 30th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (on-line at www.nwpf.org or mail: 7525 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040) or to Meadowbrook Church World Missions.