Marvin F. Klouse, 85

Published 7:39 am Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Marvin F. Klouse, 85, of rural Austin, Minnesota, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

Marvin F. Klouse, 85

Marvin Francis born on June 3, 1933, in Mitchell County, Iowa, to Anton and Hazel (Hyland) Klouse. Marvin was baptized on April 21, 1935, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and confirmed on May 30, 1948, at Six Mile Grove Church near Lyle, Minnesota. He attended schools in Rose Creek, Minnesota, and Austin. Marvin was united in marriage to Mavis Anderson on Feb. 8, 1953, in Albert Lea. He began his career working for Brandt Brothers Construction in Austin. He later was employed with the Milwaukee Railroad, Jordan Builders in Austin, and Lysne Construction in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. In 1968, he began working for Hormel Foods in Austin. In 1974, Marvin started Klouse Concrete Construction and continued his work at Hormel until 1981. Marvin farmed his entire life and worked the farm and his concrete business until just recently. Marvin enjoyed bird watching, spending time with his grandchildren and watching all their activities. He was a longtime member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church.   

Survivors include his wife, Mavis, of rural Austin; sons, Morris (Debra) Klouse and Merle (Diane) Klouse, all of rural Rose Creek; grandchildren, Kevin (Amanda) Klouse, Barbara (Justin) Goslee, Brian (Amie) Klouse, Bradley (Heather) Klouse, Becky (Derek) Morrow and Randy (Jena) Klouse; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Ervin Klouse of Mason City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Carol (Erling) Brudvig of Lake Mills, Iowa, and Nina Anderson of Ellendale, Minnesota; and by many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard and Clifford; sister, Delores Novak; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helmer and Lena Anderson; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Meyer officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and will continue for one hour on Friday morning prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at