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Marvin Miska

Marvin Miska, age 85, of Glenfield, ND, died peacefully Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, in the arms of his two daughters.

Marvin Arthur Miska was born on May 7, 1932, in Carrington, ND, the son of Arthur and Rose (Harding) Miska. He grew up in McHenry and attended school there, graduating on May 19, 1950, from McHenry High School as Salutatorian. In the Fall of 1950, he started teaching in a country school near Westhope, ND. He went on to continue his education at Valley City College in the summer of 1951. Marvin started teaching at Colvin Township Somerville School in December of 1951, and taught there for 5 ½ years.

On August 27, 1954, Marvin married the love of his life, Evanell “Evie” Bartlett, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry. After teaching, Marvin and Evie moved to Tioga, ND, where he started to work at Perry Thompson Appliance Store. In 1957, their first daughter Paula was born. During the years of 1958 to 1986 Marvin worked in the retail business for Gambles, Woolworth, and Woolco in various states. Their second daughter Paulette was born in 1966. While he worked at both Gambles & Woolco, Marvin made the Million Dollar Club. In 1986, Marvin & Evie moved back to their hometown of McHenry, where they leased the McHenry Bar for 5 years. Marvin then started delivering mail as a contractor. He delivered mail for 17 years, retiring in 2008. The summer of 2009, he worked for Work Experience for the city of Glenfield doing various jobs. He started working at Midkota High School that Fall.

Marvin’s passions were watching his grandchildren play in various sports and activities.  He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan,and a dedicated Mustang fan.  He loved to fish, play cards, and enjoyed his time at the lake sitting on the deck. No one was a stranger to him.  He loved his growing family, as well as his extended family who thought of him as dad, grandpa, and uncle… he loved them all.

Marvin was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a Grand Knight for two years. He is an Honorary member of 3rd & 4th degree, a member for 50 years. Marvin and Evie were foster parents and also hosted 2 foreign exchange students, one from Greece and one from Finland. The student from Greece later moved back to the US and lived with the family while attending Wichita State. Jim (Theresa) Papaioannou of Wichita, KS is considered family today.

Marvin is survived by his two daughters, Paula (Herman) Brandt, and Paulette (Les) Hoyt, both of McHenry, ND; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Sheila (David) Neumann, Fessenden, ND, and Susan (Garry) Overby, Pingree, ND; and one sister-in-law Marva Miska, Jamestown, ND.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evanell “Evie” Miska on November 2, 2015; his parents, a brother Alvin Miska, an infant sister, and one great grandchild, Baby Schumacher.




Thursday (Oct 19th) 9AM - 4:30PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Continuing 6PM - 7PM in Midkota High School, Glenfield, ND.


Thursday 6:45PM Rosary & 7PM Celebration of Life Service, Midkota High School


Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry, ND


Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00PM


Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, McHenry.

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Name: Tamara (Miska)

Date: October 19, 2017

Message: Paula, Paulette and Family, my deepest sympathies to you all. May you take comfort in knowing that Marvin is Home and surrounded by a great group of people. We all couldn't help but love him. No doubt they are playing cards, he's probably winning and Grandma Rose is calling everyone a bunch of rummies. May God bless you all and hold you in His hands.


Name: Tim and Joan Hagen

Date: 10-19-17

Message: We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Marvin! We had the pleasure of meeting both of your parents, and what nice people they were! Sorrows and Prayers are shared with you!


Name: Linda & Kevin Hall

Date: October 18, 2017

Message: Ashley, Dan, Quinn, Paula, Herman, Paulette and family; our deepest sympathies to you all in the loss of grandpa Marv, as we knew him. He will always be remembered for his unconditional love of family & Life. Peaceful blessings to you all.


Name: Charles Lewis & Bill Brown

Date: Oct. 18 2017Message: We wish to express our sympathy to you Susan, in the death of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Chuck & Bill


Name: Kimberly Kachena

Date: Oct 18,2017

Message: We are very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. Both my husband, Maynard and I loved spending time with him, watch baseball, and great conversations. He was known as Grandpa Marv to our children who loved him as well, and he them. Such a dear friend, wonderful person and family member.


Name: Darvin  Randklev

Date: 10-17-2017

Message: Loving prayers to the family.  Marvin was well liked by everyone and would give his shirt if needed.  I enjoyed many times playing sports with him and the rest of our cousins at sometime or other. He will be missed by everyone that ever was in touch with him. R.I.P Marvin and God Bless.



Name: Larry & Carol Pewe

Date: 10-17-17

Message: Remembering your folks with great affection.  Such a fun, loving couple.  God Bless


Name: Kerry Smith

Date: 10/17/2017

Message: Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to Marvin's family. I will remember Marvin as a truly kind and genuine person. May God be with you all and comfort you in your loss.


Name: Keri Rogne

Date: 10-16-17

Message: I'm so sorry to hear about Marvin, thinking of you all.


Name: Kyle and Jeanne Frappier

Date: 10/16/2017

Message: Paula and Paulette and your families Our deepest sympathies to all of you.  We were so sad to hear of your Dad (and Grandpa)'s passing.  He truly had become a father and grandfather figure to our family after the passing of Alf. We will miss our Sunday morning breakfast chats and his stories-He had become our historian and we will truly miss him.  Our prayers are for all of you tonite. God bless Grandpa Marv.

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