Marvin Stanley Anderson was born in Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois to Edna and Stanley Anderson on October 13, 1930. He grew up in the countryside between Marengo and Harvard Illinois where he had a pony named Queenie and a dog named Pal. He loved to hunt and fish and work with horses.
At a time in the Depression when crows were eating farmer’s crops, a bounty was placed on crows. At the tender age of 10, Marvin became a ‘bounty hunter’. In his best year, he made $32 collecting crow eggs at a nickel each and crow heads at 10 cents a piece.
As a young man, he worked in manufacturing and sales. When he was 19, he married Lorraine Yates. They were married for 64 years before the Lord called Lorraine home.
He was always active in his church, particularly in leadership and music. At one point he directed 2 choirs in different churches every Sunday.
After a very successful career in sales, God called him to the mission field. At the age of 40, he attended night school at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. They moved to Fort St. James, BC in 1974, when Marvin was 43 years old.
They also lived in Prince George and Smithers. Marvin served as the field director for UIM in the 1980’s.
In these last years, they’ve been involved in Kyah Bible Fellowship in Moricetown. Marvin was respected, admired, and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his three children: Laura (Rick) Leatherwood, Doug (Sherrie) Anderson, Randal (Shirley) Anderson; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister Lois (Robert) Johnson; sister-in-law Janice Anderson; brother-in-law Stuart Nelson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who have been blessed by Marvin’s life. Marvin was predeceased by his parents; wife Lorraine; brother Roger and an infant brother; sister Lorraine Nelson; grandsons Jason and Michael Anderson.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Moricetown Multiplex. Marvin was laid to rest in the Moricetown Cemetery. Donations in Marvin’s name can be made to the Rock Nest Ranch, PO Box 800, Houston, BC.
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R.A. Schrader Funeral Services