Marvin F. Lindell, age 84, of Cambridge died February 26, 2010 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 2nd at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Larson officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Monday, March 1st at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery.
Marvin Floyd Lindell was born June 5, 1925 to Walter and Bertha (Keocher) Lindell at Bodum, Minnesota. Marvin was baptized and confirmed at the St. John Lutheran Church of Weber. He attended District 53 Pershing country school. During the war he began working for the Armour meat packing company in St. Paul, Minnesota. In October of 1946 Marvin was united in marriage to Frances Haglund at St. John Lutheran Church and they made their home in the Cambridge area.
He became self employed and purchased the Shell Station and continued with auto repairs when he started Marv’s Auto Repair both in Cambridge. While still doing auto repairs his love of farming ventured him to purchase a farm south of Bodum next to his birth place. His love for the outdoors, fishing, farming, watching the deer and birds feed and play on his fields brought him many hours of joy.
Spending every summer at lake resorts fishing and relaxing Marv and Frances reached their dream of owning a cabin on the east side of Mille Lacs Lake. Marv loved life and would say many times If only I was young again, with a smile from ear to ear, there is so much to do, learn and enjoy.
Marvin F. Lindell passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 21 days. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Oliver Lindell and Willard Lindell.
He will be missed deeply by his wife Frances of 63 years; two sisters, Loretta (Ronald) Olson of Cambridge, and Dianne Stahnke of Isanti; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special thanks to Peoples Café that made him part of the cafes’ family.