Marvin Theodore Wadd

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  • Name: Marvin Theodore Wadd
  • Location of Birth: Keewatin, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 23, 1929
  • Date of Death: January 13, 1997 (67 years old)
  • Parents: Alfred Wadd and Amelia (Severson) Wadd
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  • Highest Rank: S2 (Seaman 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1946
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  • Date of Discharge: 1948
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    World War II

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    Marvin formerly lived in Keewatin, Minnesota. He attended school in Keewatin and Hibbing, Minnesota.

    During the 1950s, Marvin was active in the Hibbing National Guard. He also worked as a shovel and tractor operator at the Carmie Carson Mine and as a public utilities lineman, which were in Hibbing, Minnesota. During the 1960s and '70s, he was a cement mason with the Cement Finishers Union. From 1982 until 1985, he was a carpenter, working in Minneapolis, Minnesota building gazebos. In 1985, he moved to Barnum, Minnesota and worked for Echo Construction doing remodeling work for several years.

    Marvin attended Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle in Cloquet, Minnesota and was active in the Cloquet AA.

    He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary; a nephew, Robert Nenadich; and a step-grandson, Michael Brueberg.

    Marvin is survived by five stepsons, Percy Strine, Cory LaRue, Casey Wright, Mark Newell, and Blain Newel; four step-daughters, LaVone "Bonnie" Nesgoda, Echo Brueberg, Mary Hamilton, and Beverly Hale; two brothers, Albert and John; two sisters, Deloris Toldo and Jean Nenadich; his second wife, Beatrice Gordon; four nieces; five nephews; and several step-grandchildren.

    Marvin died at St. Luke's Hospital Hospice Unit in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Buhl, Minnesota.

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