Marvin Korn -- Stanley, Wis.
Marvin Fredrick Korn, 96, of Stanley, Wis., passed away March 31, 2018, at River Bend Senior Living in Rochester, while under the care of Heartland Hospice Care.
He was born March 23, 1922, in Stanley, at the home of his parents, Fredrick and Olga (Gisvold) Korn. He graduated from Stanley High School, attended Eau Claire Technical Institute, served in the Army Air Force during WWII, and worked as an accountant for a variety of businesses, including Northern States Power Co. and Cardinal Corp. in Stanley Wis. In his final job prior to retiring, he partnered with Glenn and Sheryl Hayward starting and growing a successful business, BTI, Inc. of Thorp Wis.
During his adult life, he pursued many activities with golf lasting into his early 90s. He instilled his love for the game of golf to his wife and children. To his credit, he honed a scratch golf handicap, with three holes in one, and was shooting bogie golf from the red tees late into his 80s.
He was an avid sports fan with the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and St. Louis Cardinals landing at the top of his list. Marvin also prided himself with his family, home, lawn and organization.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the incredible staff at River Bend Senior Living and additional care and support from Heartland Hospice Care, Visiting Angels, and Home Instead Senior Care. The compassion, empathy, and understanding given to Marvin and his family eased his passing.
Marvin is survived by his beloved wife, Everine (Gunderson), whom he shared 71 years of marriage; his children, David (Janet) of Thorp, Wis., Randy (Mary Ann McDermid) of Eau Claire, Wis., Jeff (special friend, Julie) of Mounds View, Minn., and Wendy (Sherwood Peterson) of Rochester; grandchildren, Joshua (Kristina Owen), son of David and Janet, Alicia, daughter of Jeff, and Andrew and Hannah, son and daughter of Wendy and Sherwood; and brother, Carlton (Marian) of Stillwater.
Marvin is preceded in death by parents, Fredrick and Olga (Gisvold); sister, Gracia Lee; brothers-in-law, Luverne and Eugene; and sister-in-law, Margaret (Babe).
A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stanley, Wis., with the Rev. Ken Schmidt officiating. Inurnment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Expressions of condolences can be sent to Everine Korn, room #402, 30 Silver Lake Place, NW, Rochester, MN 55901.