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Marvin Messner

Marvin Messner, age 87 of Winthrop passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington. Funeral service were held Friday, December 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop and continued one hour prior to the service at the church. Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor Guard. Clergy officiating was the Apostolic Christian Ministers. Honorary casket bearers wer great grandchildren, Mona, Renly, Savannah,and Piper. Casket bearers were Dan Lind, Vernon Messner, Sam Stresemann, Stan Messner, Tim Jones, and Christopher Pederson. Marvin is survived by his: wife Brenda of Hutchinson; children, Kimberly Moser and her husband, Todd of Donnelly, MN, Dale Abrahamson of Ontario, CA, and Peggy Jones and her husband, Dean of Owatonna, MN; grandchildren, Heather Moser, Timothy (Whitney) Jones, Katie (Christopher) Pederson, and Stefani, Corey and Brandon Abrahamson; brother Gerald Messner; 4 great grandchildren, Mona, Renly, Savannah, Piper; sisters, Idabell Witt of Gibbon, MN, Shirley Demm of Winthrop, MN; brothers, Mike Messner and his wife, Joyce of Gaylord, MN, Don Messner of Peoria, IL; sisters-in-law, Vernita Messner of Winthrop, MN, and Bernadine Messner of Brownton, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Mae Messner; wife, Geraldine Messner; sister, Hazel (Elmer) Schmidt; brothers, Raymond Messner, Harold Messner, Melvin Messner, and Harvey Messner. Marvin Vernon Messner was born on April 6, 1934, in Lafayette, Minnesota. He was the son of Levi and Mae (Miller) Messner. Marvin was baptized as an adult at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop. He received his education at country school in rural Gibbon. On December 16, 1953, Marvin entered active military service and served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. Marvin was Honorably Discharged on November 30, 1961. On March 6, 1971, Marvin was united in marriage to Geraldine Mensink at the Methodist Church in Arlington, Minnesota. After their marriage the couple resided in Winthrop. Marvin was employed at Wacholtz Construction. He did masonry work throughout his life, retiring in 2016. Marvin and Geraldine shared 36 years of marriage when Geraldine passed away on February 2, 2008. Marvin was a life-long member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop. Marvin enjoyed woodworking and masonry. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marvin passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Arlington at the age of 87 years. Blessed be his memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at<> Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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