MARVIN HEEREN, age 78, of Worthington, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at the Worthington Sunset Cottage. He was born November 19, 1941, in Worthington, to Fred and Margaret (Heideman) Heeren. Marv grew up on a farm south of Rushmore. He attended school at Adrian and Worthington; and served in the Worthington National Guards for nine years.
Marv married Loxie Meyer on March 7, 1964, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Worthington. Marv was employed at Nobles County Co-op Oil Co. in Worthington for seven years. He then managed the Co-op at Hayward, MN where served as city mayor and was a volunteer on the fire department. Marv was the Co-op manager at Sleep Eye, and Ord, NE. The couple moved back to Minnesota in 1987 and bought a farm north of Lismore where he farmed until 1996. They then moved to Worthington where he worked at CCSI until he retired. In 2003, he became self-employed as a home inspector. Marv & Loxie were foster parents for twelve years, for over fifty foster children.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he was an Elder, Deacon, Liturgist, Sunday School Teacher, Circle 1 Bible Study Leader and sang in the choir. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, reading books, watching birds, playing cards & board games, going to the YMCA, having coffee with his friends, and playing with his grandchildren.
Marv is survived by his wife of fifty six years, Loxie Heeren, Worthington; two sons, Troy (Jill) Heeren, Hampton, NE; and Lonnie (Edith) Heeren, Worthington; five grandchildren, Breanna, Sophia, Samantha, Isabella, and Nathaniel; two step children, Joshua (Laine) and Julia; two step great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Sable; two brothers, Leroy (Kathy) Heeren, Luverne; and Fred (Roberta) Heeren, Columbus, OH; a sister, Grace (fiancée, Gary) Mejia, Worthington; and a mother-in-law, Arlene Meyer, Worthington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a sister, Norma (Herbert) Kuper; sister-in-law, Carla Anderson; and a brother-in-law, Michael “Mick” Anderson.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Worthington. A private family funeral service will be 2 pm Tuesday officiated by Pastor Galen Smith.
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