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Marvin G Ling

August 10, 1930 July 20, 2019
Marvin G Ling
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Obituary for Marvin G Ling

Marvin George Ling the youngest son of Annetta and Clifford Frank Ling was born on August 10, 1930. He was a happy, healthy and some say somewhat spoiled farm boy. His playmates were his sister Norma, and numerous nieces and nephews. He used to say when he got in to trouble at one sibling’s house he just moved on to another sibling’s house.

His niece Jeannette tells stories of how in the summer they would ride horses to Round Lake to swim and it was their bath tub every night.

In 6th grade he and his parents moved into town where he attended Round Lake school. In high school he played basket ball and 6 man football. He told stories of leather helmets and playing by the headlights on their cars.

A few days before his passing he said, years later, a guy from a rival school’s basket ball team told hum he was the best player on the Round Lake team. He humbly said he didn’t know about that but he beamed as he told the story.a

After high school Marvin tried college but decided it just wasn’t for him. In 1947 he joined the Navy. He served as a radio man on Guam intercepting communications between North Korea and China.

Late in 1951, he and his best friend Clinton Moreland traveled around the country a bit before going to Clinton’s hometown in West Chester, Ohio. While there he met and married Clinton’s sister Delores who had a young daughter Pamela.

After they Married they moved back to Round Lake. Marvin wanted to be a farmer and give his children the kind of life he had. But in 1955, he moved his young family to Ohio where he took a job At the American Rolling Mill Company where he made steel. But farming remained his dream. He raised cattle, and hay on a combination of owned and leased land. He was also a bee keeper and honey processor. At one time he had over 100 hives including a glass hive in his garage.

In 1961 Marvin and Delores split with Marvin taking custody of his four children: Beverly 8, Ronald 6, Anthony 3 and Annette 4 months. In 1963 Marvin married Marilee Terrill who had a young daughter Pauletta. Together they raised their five children.

Early in 1985 Marvin became a widower. He retired from ARMCO, sold his properties, purchased a farm near Peebles, Ohio. Late that year he married Wanda (Penny) Caudill who he referred to as the greatest love of his life and began living his dream. Penny had five children two boys still at home and several grandchildren. All of whom grew to love him dearly.

Late in life he bought his brother Charles’s (Chub’s) home and split his time between Peebles and Round Lake.

Marvin was preceded in death by his youngest son Anthony Marvin. He is survived by his wife Penny, two sisters: Marge Sloan and Mayme Keller, three of his four children : Beverly Collins, Ron Ling and Annette Ling as well as 6 step children and numerous grand children and great grand children.

Marvin held a strong Christian belief and a great love of family.

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Visitation

Tuesday

23

Jul

10:00 AM 7/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

23

Jul

11:00 AM 7/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Round Lake Cemetery Final Resting Place

Yale Ave
Round Lake, MN 56167

Yale Ave Round Lake 56167 MN
United States
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