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Marvin Vogelgesang

Marvin A. Vogelgesang, age 85, of Parkers Prairie, died Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.

Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Pastor Rachel Stout officiating. Music is provided by organist, Julie Lindgren and soloist, Connie Birkholz. Burial is at St. William’s Catholic Cemetery. Full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard and the Parkers Prairie American Legion Post #219.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Friday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marvin A. Vogelgesang was born on July 8, 1931, to Theodore and Lorena (Kirchenwirtz) Vogelgesang in Delano. He grew up in Mound where he attended public school and graduated in 1949. Following his education, he served in the U.S. Army overseas in Guam, Japan, and Korea from 1949 until 1952. He was united in marriage to Dawnita Wicks at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mound. Following their marriage, Marvin worked for the Greater Minneapolis Girl Scouts, maintaining their camps from 1964 until 1993. Dawnita died in 1971. He was united in marriage to Nancy (Boughton) Ptacek on July 3, 1979, in Watertown, South Dakota. Following their marriage, they continued living in Mound until moving to Parkers Prairie in July of 1993. His wife, Nancy died in 1998. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, the Parkers Prairie American Legion Post #219, and was a past commander of the Mound V.F.W. Post #5113. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and assisting Shorty Revering on the farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dawnita; and second wife, Nancy; two brothers, Robert and Merlin.

Marvin is survived by his son, Todd (Kristin) Vogelgesang of Grand Rapids; three daughters, Sheree (Steve) Briggs of South Carolina, Heidi Gyllen of Plymouth, and Cheri Bailey of San Marcos, California; sister, Earline Sullivan of Minneapolis; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Aaron Briggs, Jake Gyllen, Donnie Olson, Nicholas Bailey, Austin Bailey, and Shorty Revering. Honorary pallbearers are Phil Revering, Holly Gyllen, and Christy Briggs.

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