Funeral services were held on Feb. 20 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Quimby Public Library and the Cherokee Bacon Aquatic Center.
Marv was born May 3, 1937 in Portland, Ore. to Albert G. "Dewey" and Caroline (Bresler) McMurrin. He attended rural county school and graduated from Quimby High School in 1957. On June 13, 1959 he married Janice Rupp at the Maryhill Church. In 1960 he started farming and continued until 1976. Marv then worked as an operator for Quimby Redi- Mix, Christensen Bros. Redi -Mix, and finally Russell's Redi- Mix.
Marv enjoyed gardening, visiting with friends, Saturday night poker club, and just being on his farm. Marv also enjoyed hosting the annual Labor Day Picnic. His greatest pride was his children and his greatest joy was his two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Della Jane and her husband, Alvie Niles; and a son-in-law Jack Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife Janice, a daughter Lora McMurrin Jenkins of Tool, Texas; two sons, Bob McMurrin and his wife, Nan, of Spring Valley, Wisc. and Tim McMurrin and Sabrina White of Portland, Ore.; grandsons Brice Niehaus of Hudson, Wisc. and Lance McMurrin of Spring Valley, Wisc.; a special niece, Nancy Niles and her husband John Sjoblom, of Fort Dodge; and her children Chad King, of Fairbault, Minn.; Sloan King and her son, Niles, of Minneapolis, Minn.