Wallace “Marvin” Lind, age 83, of Princeton, entered eternal peace Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Princeton Elim Home.
Marvin was born November 17, 1928, in Anoka, Neb., to Roger and Emma (Sodergren) Lind. At the age of three the family moved to Minneapolis.
When Marvin was five his parents purchased a farm 8 1/2 miles northeast of Princeton in Dalbo Township. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1946.
Marvin was united in marriage to Patricia Harrer on December 14, 1952, at Salem Lutheran Church, Dalbo and was blessed with six children: Gary, Paul, Vickie, Valerie (Jeannie), Rosie and Rodney (Hooper).
After graduating, he farmed with his dad on the Sodergren/Lind Farm, and became sole proprietor of the farm until the early 1960s. The family continued living on the farm until it was sold in 1974. Marvin also worked at the Twin Cities Army ammunition plant and various other jobs until he retired.
Some of his favorite pastimes included: gambling, playing cards, attending his class reunions, feeding people, following various sports, couponing,/rebating eating out and telling jokes.
Marvin’s greatest gift to his family was instilling in all his children a strong work ethic and being hospitable to family and friends.
Marvin is survived by his children Paul, Vickie, Jeannie (Eric) Dahlberg, Rosie (Alan) Walker and Hooper (Vic); former spouse Pat; 13 grandchildren: Brian (Katie), Sarah, Emily (Hayden), April, Amber (Jesse), Luke (Amber), Arianne, Gina (Kirk), Michael, Laura, Derek, Tasha and Robby; and seven great-grandchildren: Charis, Isaac, Emma, Madison, Maddie, Jalyn and Brooke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Gary, grandson Davey and daughter-in-law Carla.
A celebration of Marvin’s life was held Wed., August 1, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at Trinity Crossing, 112 6th Ave. N., Princeton.
In the spirit of Marvin’s desire to feed his guests, lunch will be served during the celebration.
There will be a private family internment at a later date.