Marvin “Marv” Grunert

NEW ULM Marvin “Marv” Grunert, 83, of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 Monday, April 8, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Mark Steffl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery Soldier’s Rest Section with full military honors being conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30-10 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

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Marv is survived by his wife, Marie Grunert of New Ulm; a daughter, Pat (Duane) Dick of Madelia; sons, Tom (Sharon) Grunert of Bloomington, Dave (Anne) Grunert of New Ulm; grandchildren, Michelle Dick of Mankato, Mike (Aryn) Dick of Madelia, Rachel Grunert and Matt Grunert both of Bloomington, Tamara Grunert of Hanska; great granddaughters, Aubrey Dick and Olivia Dick both of Madelia; a sister, Sylvia Watson of Willmar; and by a sister-in-law, Jan Grunert of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald Grunert; and by a brother-in-law, Clarence Watson.

Marvin John Grunert was born November 9, 1929 in New Ulm to Louis and Bertha (Schloegel) Grunert. He attended New Ulm Public Schools. Marv was united in marriage to Marie Mae Koop on April 7, 1951 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. He was drafted in May, 1951 and served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge, he was employed at Minneapolis-St. Louis Railroad, Maday Motors and then started his own business, Northside Garage, in partnership with Mel Suess and was later employed as a truck driver for Hoffmann Construction until his retirement.

Marv enjoyed camping, fishing with family and friends for many years. He loved to go cruising and was known by his friends as the “Cruiser.” Marv loved being with his family and had a very special bond with his grandchildren. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post #132, Albert Nagel VFW Post 1648, and the Brown County Chapter of the DAV.

In lieu of flowers, his family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.

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