Marvin James Egerdal, 80, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 8, 2004

Memorial services for Marvin J. Egerdal, age 80, of rural Albert Lea, will be held on Tuesday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. TheRev. Dwight Netzer will officiate. Private burial will follow at Shady Oak Cemetery. Family and friends will gather today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. You may also greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church.

Marvin died on Friday, March 5, 2004, at his home.

Marvin J. Egerdal was born on Oct. 3, 1923, in Charles City, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Hilda (Hanson) Egerdal. Marvin attended and graduated from Charles City High School. He furthered his education at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and Mankato State University where he received his masters degree. He then served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, Marvin was united in marriage to Arlene Chellson on October 8, 1949 in Cannon Falls. The couple moved to Albert Lea in 1950 where Marvin worked for Universal Milking Machine Company/National Cooperatives in accounting for 23 years. Marvin served as the controller of the company until it moved to Alliance, Ohio. Marvin then began his teaching career at the Albert Lea Technical Institute in the accounting program. Marvin was a long time board member of Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, where he used his expertise with numbers to help guide the organization to become a very successful co-op Funeral Home. He was also a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and as the church treasurer. He also was a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club and the Early Bird

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Investment Club. He was president of the Y.M.C.A and the local Y’s Mens Club.

Arlene and Marvin were active in the Stardusters Dance Club, Grapevine Twisters Square Dance Club, and the Pickerel Lake 4-H Club. Marvin enjoyed country living and said he chose Albert Lea because of its beauty and the many lakes.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene; children: Jim and his children, Laura, Jenna and Kyle, David and fiance Sharon Dodge and his daughter, Toni, and Jane Egerdal and Susan and husband Joel Bolthouse and their children, Caleb and Ethan; one sister, Gladys Winterboer; and sisters-in-law: Elva and husband Logan Brenner, and Lois and husband Robert Fabian.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred to the Albert Lea Family Y or First Presbyterian Church.