Marvin Anderson, 90, passed away Sunday, August 4, in Lakeville MN. Marvin Victor Anderson was born in Forest City, Meeker County, MN on March 6, 1929 to Ernest Severin Anderson and Frieda Louisa Peterson. He moved to a farm outside of Clearbrook, MN with his parents and five siblings prior to settling in Queens Township north of Fosston, MN. Marvin enlisted in the Navy and served in the Seabees and subsequently the Submarine Service. In 1957 he transferred to the Air Force and served in the Strategic Air Command until his retirement in December 1966. Upon retiring from the military, Marvin worked for Caterpillar, Williams Brother’s Pipeline and the City of Tukwila, WA. Marvin was married in 1952 to Rita Helen Coady in Willimantic, CT. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he moved his family to Apple Valley, MN. He subsequently settled in Bellevue, WA. Marvin enjoyed hunting and fishing, but his true passion was flying. During his tour of duty in Spain he participated in and placed in the Cross European Air Rally Races. He would never miss an opportunity to fly. Many family members recall memorable moments flying with Marvin. Marvin is survived by his brother John Anderson (and Ingrid) of Shingle Springs, CA, Rita Anderson of Farmington, MN, and their four children, Charles (and Anne) Anderson of Wanamingo, MN, Lois Hammer of Farmington, MN, John (and Jeanie) Anderson of Farmington, MN and Mark (and Kathryn) Ridgewood of Everett, WA; 10 grandchildren, Shannon (and Jeff) Hanson of Red Wing, MN, Scott (and Sarah) Anderson of Lakeville, MN, Rita Hammer of Farmington, MN, Amy Hammer of Farmington, MN, John (and Judy) Anderson of Corydon, IN, Rebecca and (Matthew) Marehs of Illinois, Matthew (and Jessica) Anderson of Buffalo, MN, Jared Anderson of Farmington, MN Brandon (and Jaimie) Ridgewood of Woodinville, WA, and Alex Benson of Seattle, WA; 15 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Freida Anderson, his sister Evelyn Farmer, his brothers Ed Anderson, Severin Anderson, and Louis Anderson, his partner Lynda Wilkinson and her daughter, Jessica Wilkinson.

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