Marvin William Willhite, 70, of Fairfax and formerly of Redwood Falls died Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Crestlawn Cemetery, rural Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 1 until 2 p.m., at the church.
The family requests memorials be directed to Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Marvin William Willhite, the son of Clifford and Esther (Marquardt) Willhite, was born May 21, 1943 in Redwood County. He was baptized in St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta by Pastor Karl Brickman on June 3, 1943 and was confirmed in St. John’s in Vesta by Pastor Kesting. Marvin attended school in Redwood Falls.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Church and prayers were very important to Marvin. He enjoyed listening to the radio, music and bowling, but he loved gardening and farming. Marvin moved to New Ulm in 1988 where he was employed with Kraft Foods. He enjoyed going out to eat with his friends and family. In September 2006, Marvin had heart surgery and, as he was in failing health, then resided in the adult care home in Fairfax. He continued his employment at Kraft Foods until his retirement in 2013.
He is survived by his mother Esther Willhite of Redwood Falls; brother Melvin (Beverly) Willhite of Lamberton; and sisters Jean (Larry) Lange of Lamberton, Lois Jackels of Eagan, and Lynette (Richard) Stellmacher of Redwood Falls. Marvin was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Willhite.
Blessed be his memory.