Marshall Victor Stevens, was born on March 4, 1924, to George and Jennie (Kortleever) Stevens on the Stevens’ homestead which was a farm north of Leota, Minnesota. When he was four years old, he moved with his family to a farm two miles west of the homestead where he was raised and attended school. He continued his education at Edgerton Public High School in Edgerton, Minnesota. After his graduation, he worked for his dad on the farm.
On March 10, 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II. While he was on leave in 1945, he married Velma Welk in Chandler, Minnesota. Following his discharge from the service on May 11, 1946, he returned to the farm. In 1950, he and his wife moved to Denver, Colorado, where he worked for Gates Rubber Company. They later divorced.
On December 31, 1960, he married Betty Herron in Englewood, Colorado. Following their marriage, they lived in Denver and Marshall continued to work for Gates Rubber Company. Betty preceded him in death in April 2002. In 2004, he moved to Edgerton, Minnesota, to be closer to his family. He was living in Ridgeview Estates in Pipestone. Marshall passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at the Pipestone County Hospice House at the age of 95 years, 6 months, and 11 days.
Marshall was raised in the Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed working in his shop with his tools. He made side tables, picture frames, clock cases, letter holders, napkin holders, and any smaller item he could craft from scrap wood.
He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Linda Stevens of Chandler, Minnesota, and his brother, Larry Stevens and his wife Gloria of Edgerton, Minnesota.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Russell Stevens, Louis Stevens, Verna Gilbertson, and Helen Veldhuizen and their spouses; and his wives, Velma (Welk) Stevens and Betty (Herron) Stevens.
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