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Marvin Emil Birkholz

Marvin E. Birkholz, age 93, of Annandale, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Marvin Emil Birkholz was born Oct. 30, 1909, in Lester Prairie to Emil and Emma (Lempher) Birkholz.

He married Dorothea L. Heuer Dec. 21, 1930, in Lester Prairie and she preceded him in death Feb. 19, 1998.

Marvin lived in Minnetonka, where he owned and operated Oak Knoll Electric Plumbing and Heating from 1946-74. He has lived in Annandale since 1974, where he was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Five brothers preceded him in death.

Marvin is survived by six children: Vernon of Seattle, Wash., Helen (Vic) Berggren of Hopkins, Darlene Rietz of Tucson, Ariz. David of Seattle, Wash., Donald of Mora, Dorothy Hyde of Mountain Grove, Mo.; sister Idella (Albert) Bahr of Waconia; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be today, June 9, 2003, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Annandale, with Rev. Thomas Queck officiating.

Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.

Friends called June 8 from 3 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, and may call one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

Pallbearers will be Terry and Sandra Berggren, Dean Birkholz, Nancy Birkholz, Monica Johnson, Keith Birkholz, Coleena Strain, and Marty Rietz.

The organist for the funeral will be Kathy Queck.

Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.

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