Marvin E. Anderson

Marvin E. Anderson, 78, of Bowman, ND, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Southwest Healthcare Long Term Center in Bowman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Bowman. Fr. Paul Eberle will celebrate the Mass with burial to follow in the Bowman Cemetery. There will be Rosary and Vigil Service on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Bowman.

Marv was born on November 18, 1940 in Battle Lake, MN, the son of Marlyn and Helen (Peters) Anderson.  When he was a little boy, he got to ride in the truck with his father hauling logs in Minnesota. 

When his family moved to Bowman, ND, he went with his uncles Emery and Paul Peters to haul grain to the cities and farmed with his Uncle Tom Peters for several years. At age 11, Marv drove his Uncle Tom Peters grain to the elevator.  The law tried to shut him down, but the elevator manager stepped in and told the sheriff that Marv drove a semi safer than most of the older men, “so leave him alone!”

Marv married the love of his life Annetta Mosbrucker on June 30, 1963.  In their 54-year marriage they had four children and 6 grandchildren.

Over the years, Marv worked as a mechanic as well as owning a construction and trucking business.  As a contractor, he built 37 homes.  As an over the road trucker, he logged many miles across the United States and Canada.  Marv also took time to help anyone who asked for help with a project or a problem.  There was nothing Marv couldn’t repair or build out ofmiscellaneous parts.  He enjoyed tearing things apart just to seehow they worked.

Marv was a proud member of the Bowman Fire Department and retired after 25 years of service.  During those years he was an Assistant Rural Fire Chief. He used his talent for building was utilized to help the other volunteers build a water tank truck for the fire department.  He was also instrumental in getting the fire department the “Jaws of Life.”  Marv’s ability to remain calm in a crisis helped him earn the position of the 1st Civil Defense Manager in Bowman

Marv taught his young children and wife to drive truck by having them help haul hay.  He taught his wife and son enough that they had the ability to earn their CDLs.  Marv’s vehicles of preference were Chevrolet vehicles and Freightliner trucks.  Marv was afforded the opportunity to visit the Freightliner Manufacturing plant in Portland Oregon.  They were so impressed with his ability to spec out trucks, they offered him a job.  However, his interest was in keeping his family in a smaller town where he felt they were safer and it was more centrally located to his travels where he could see his family more often.  He was always happy to get home.

Marv loved dogs and cats.  They were always drawn to him because of his kind and gentle nature.  He had a spoiled Toy Rat Terrier dog named Rosie who was always waiting to greet him when he came home from his trucking trips.  Rosie knew she would get to enjoy a trip to town for ice cream.

Marv loved attending his granddaughter’s figure skating shows and competitions as well as his grandson’s baseball, basketball,and football games. His hobbies were snow skiing, fishing, riding motorcycles, tinkering on trucks, driving his Model T Ford, playing with his grandkids and taking them for ice cream.

Marv was preceded in death by his parents Helen and MarlynAnderson, his sister Karen Heinrich, brother-in-law Charles Burk, Uncles Tom Peters, Emery Peters, Paul Peters and Albert Mosbrucker.  His Aunts – Doris Peters Mosbrucker and Isabelle Peters

Marvin is survived by his wife Annetta, four children – Ann (Joe) Thayer, Jill (Hewey) Clemmons, Peggy (Aaron) Allen, and Andy Anderson.  Six grandchildren – Dalton Clemmons, Taylor Clemmons, Haly Allen, Hope Allen, Morgan Matheson, and Brady Matheson.  Sister – Janice Burk, Aunts – Patricia Peters, Mary Lou Peters, Brothers-In Law – Leo Heinrich, and Steve (Pat) Mosbrucker.  Sisters-in-law- Novella (Charlie) Gudenrath, Ruth (Jim) Palczewski, Marie (Art) Johnson, Juanita (Jerry) Aase as well as many nieces and nephews.

Krebsbach and Kulseth Funeral Services of Bowman in charge of the arrangements.

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