Marvin Laverne Aamodt, the son of John and Mabel (Opstedal) Aamodt was born June 22, 1939 at Rugby, North Dakota. He died unexpectedly at the age of 72 years on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at his home in Rugby.
Marvin was raised in the home of his parents and attended grade school in a Russell Township school in Rolette County. He completed his education at Dunseith High School, graduating in 1957. Following high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 22, 1957 and served as radio operator until his honorable discharge on October 20, 1960. Following his military service, Marvin returned home to Thorne, North Dakota where he started his lifelong career in the management of grain elevators. On June 16, 1962, he was united in marriage to Lorette Casavant at St. Michael's Church in Thorne. Following their marriage, the couple would make their home and raise their family in several communities including; Hamberg, Towner, Churchs Ferry and Devils Lake where Marvin continued in the grain elevator operations in those communities. In June of 2001, Marvin accepted a position with the Heart of America Ag Center in Rugby and retired from there ten years later. Marvin had a love for cars, both in collecting and repairing and enjoyed morning coffee with the guys.
He is survived by his wife, Lorette of Rugby; one son, Stacy of Leonard; three daughters, Vicki (Derek) Woidyla of Holdingford, Minnesota, Karen (Chad) Hunt of Devils Lake and Debbie (Dan) Billings of Bismarck; ten grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Robert of Rolette and Larry (Pat) of Goodyear, Arizona; one sister, Jeanette McBain of Osburn, Idaho; an aunt, Ella Lemieux of Rolla; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond; step-father, Casper Aamodt; and his parents, John and Mabel.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, April 17, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Rugby, North Dakota. Burial will be at a later date in the Thorne Community Cemetery. Reverend Shawn Bowman, officiating.
There will be no visitation or reviewal.
Honorary Casket Bearers: The Grandchildren.
Arrangements with Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.