Marvin Clow, 79, Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, N.D., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Marvin Clifford Clow was born June 23, 1938 on a farm near Pembina, N.D., to Gordon and Martha (Steinke) Clow. He began his education in Lancaster and went on to attend the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, Minn. In 1956 Marvin entered the U.S. Air Force and served until 1958.
In 1960, he was united in marriage to Pamela Baker and had two sons. In 1974, he married Judy Wheeler and helped raise her three children. Marvin and Judy had two more children and lived just north of Lancaster on the Clow family farm.
Marvin worked at Motor Coach Industries for 38 years. He loved to hunt, fish, read westerns and military history (his favorite). He enjoyed spending time with family and sharing his life stories.
Family members include his wife, Judy; children, Jeff (Sandy) Clow, Lancaster; Mitch (Don) Clow, Redondo Beach, Calif.; Michael (fiancé Sara) Clow, Minot, N.D.; Denise Clow, Mountain Home, Idaho; Duane (Holly) Sand, Bismarck, N.D.; Susan (Greg) LaPlant, Brewster, Mass. and Karen (Robert) Riskey, Grand Forks, N.D.; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, Avah, Kaedyn, Allen, Hannah, Samuel, DJ, Tyler, Tatianna and Karson; great grandchildren, Addison and Scarlet.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Lancaster Covenant Church. Interment was in Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster. Visitation was held at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Galen Nordin, presided; special music Holly Wheeler and Galen Nordin. Casket bearers were his grandchildren, Justin Clow, Ryan Clow, Tyler Riskey, Kaedyn Guerra, son-in-law, Robert Riskey and friend Casey Faken. Honorary casket bearers were Karson Riskey, Don Smith-Arizmendi and Gregory LaPlant. Military honors were accorded by the Lancaster American Legion.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, Minn., was in charge of the arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com