Donald Wayne Marvin, 69, of McCook, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in Lincoln at Bryan LGH East. He was born March 15, 1937, in Fowler, Colo., to Lloyd and Emma (Glennemeir) Marvin. He graduated from Fowler High School in 1955. On Feb. 14, 1960, Donald married Pat Soden in Rock Ford, Colo.
He entered active service in the U.S. Army in 1955 where he was in the Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. Don farmed in the Fowler area from 1960 to 1966. He completed his education at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., in 1969. Don worked in the fertilizer industry for 24 years. He worked for Harris Serum & Supply/Cornbelt Chemical Company and Kugler Oil Company where he retired in 1994. In 1986, Don was the industry award winner recognized by the Nebraska Agri-Business Association. He was one of 12 dealers in the United States selected for the National Kalium Dealer Advisory Council. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Fertilizer Institute.
Don was a member of the United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and served on various boards during that time. He also was a member of the Elks Lodge 1434 for 28 years.
He is survived by his wife, Pat; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwayne and Kim Marvin of Lincoln and Dr. Kenneth and Tami Marvin of Crete; grandchildren, Elyse and Jacob of Lincoln, Chelsee, Micah and Mitchell of Crete; brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Evelyn Marvin of Fowler; sisters, Eva Lundy and Anna Jean Green of Fowler, Wanda Chappell of Corneluis, Ore., Ula Schultzs and husband, Harold, of Castro Valley, Calif., Ruth Jordan and husband, Tony, of San Leandro, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers-in-law, Ray Lundy, Bud Chappell and HerbGreen.
Services are Monday, 10:30 a.m., Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers are grandsons, Jacob, Micah, Mitchell, friend Dave Ehmann, brother-in-law, Ron Soden and nephew, Kris Soden. Honorary pallbearers are Ken Foster, Willie Staley, Dale Poore, Darwin Pierson, Pete Dillan, Dr. Bill Graves and Galyn Nichols.
In lieu of flowers an educational scholarship will be established in his name.
Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and Sunday, 3-7 p.m., Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.