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Marvin F. Berhow

November 7, 1929 — February 15, 2020

Marvin F. Berhow, 90, of Dakota City, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

He was born November 7, 1929 in Winnebago County. He attended schools and graduated from Scarville High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. On March 21, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mavis Charlson. The couple made their home in Forest City where he worked for the city power plant. In 1959 they moved to Dakota City and Marvin worked for Corn Belt Power until retiring in 1992. Marvin has instilled in his children a strong work ethic and integrity. He loved his grandchildren, enjoyed traveling, camping, wintering in Texas and was extremely handy, repairing numerous items for others. He had been a Cub Scout leader, served on the Dakota City Council and was even the mayor for a short time. He was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, had been a member of the Lions Club and the Isaac Walton League.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Mavis of Dakota City, his children, Kirby (Rose) Berhow of Milford, Sandra Emery of Waterloo, Timothy (Pam) Berhow of Mandan, North Dakota, Marvis (Sam) Currier of Tucson, Arizona and Marcia (John) Arras of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his brothers, Eugene (Myrtle) Berhow of Omaha, Nebraska and Larry (Karen) Berhow of Eagan, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Lovella and Gulaine and his brother, Ronald.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. service on Friday, February 21st both at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will follow at Indian Mound Cemetery.
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Friday, February 21, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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1212 Sumner Ave SW, Humboldt, IA 50548

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