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Gene Ray Marvin

November 19, 1954 — October 6, 2018

Gene Ray Marvin was born on November 19, 1954, to Harold and Calina (Raabe) Marvin in Tyndall, South Dakota. He graduated Tyndall High School in 1973 and graduated from University of South Dakota-Springfield in 1977 with a degree in building construction. Gene worked for Harvey’s Electric during school and later on bought the business upon Harvey Beck’s retirement, which Gene’s Electric was created. Gene was a hard worker who was respected for his dedication to completing jobs by working long days and his reasonable rates, and his donation of time to help others. He remained busy in the community of Tyndall and surrounding area throughout his career.
Gene was often a private, quiet man, yet incredibly smart and thoughtful. He enjoyed the Viking and Husker football games, trap shooting, riding his Harley Fireman’s motorcycle, Summit League basketball, bowling, and softball. Gene was a great cook and baker, and upon request, he was quick to offer his recipes and samples.
In 1984, Gene joined the Elliot Hose Co. 1 Tyndall Fire Department as a volunteer fire fighter. He was a very active member who helped with the creation of the new building and served as treasurer for many years. He had served for over 34 years at the time of his passing. He was also a member for 42 years of the Bon Homme Trap Club and BH County Chapter Izaak Walton League of America. Gene looked forward to and enjoyed his time at morning coffee in the Tyndall Corral. Gene was a lifetime member of the NRA.
Gene unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at St. Michael’s Hospital Avera in Tyndall having attained the age of 63 years, 10 months, and 17 days.
He is survived and remembered by his siblings: Carl (Arlene) Marvin of Cheyenne, WY and Sue Rothschadl of Tyndall, SD; nephew and nieces: Jo Ann (Brian) Asbury of Asbury, WA, Craig (Kathy) Rothschadl of Viborg, SD, Cathy (Mike) Cuka of Omaha, NE, and Chris Lehmann of Grand Junction, CO; great-nephews and nieces: Nate Asbury, Samantha Rothschadl (Tyler Bjerke), Wolfgang Rothschadl, Kaedon Maunu, Alexander Rothschadl, and Ruzena Lehmann; and great-great-niece Peyton Bjerke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Richard Rothschadl in 2008, and great-niece Courtney Rothschadl in 2012.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the community of Tyndall through it's many worthwhile causes.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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