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Marvin Deisley - January 20, 2013


Marvin Robert Deisley, 90 years of age from Norman, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Jan. 20, 2013.
Marvin was born June 10, 1922, to Samuel and Anna (Johnson) Deisley in Inavale.
Marvin was raised by his aunt and uncle, Duke and Clara Sindergaard.
Marvin graduated from Norman High School in 1941.
After graduation he worked at the Hastings Ammunition Depot. He later joined the United States Navy in 1943 where he served aboard the USS Tweedy.
On Sept. 21, 1944, he married Eleanor Shannon.
While Marvin served in the Navy, the couple lived in Miami, Fla., and Portland, Maine.
In December of 1945 Marvin was honorably discharged from the Navy. The couple then returned to the Minden/Norman area to raise a family. To this union four children were born: Robert, Geraldine, Gerald, and Bruce.
The couple has lived in their present home in Norman for over 50 years.
Marvin was a faithful member of the Fredericksburg Church. He also belonged to numerous organizations including the Lions Club, the American Legion, Mid-Nebraska Community Services board member, Bethany Home board member, and the Golden Rod Good Sams Camper Club. While being a member of the camper club, Marvin and Eleanor participated in the Special Olympic Torch Run for several years.
Marvin enjoyed his family and hunting, fishing, and camping.
Marvin is survived by his wife Eleanor, of 68 years; daughter, Geraldine (Terry) Danielson of Gibbon; son, Bruce (Sherry) Deisley of Minden; daughter-in-law, Cindy Flavell of Ennis, Mont.; sister, Stella Andersen of Ord; sister-in-law, Maxine (Jim) Jones of Holdrege; brother-in-law, Wesley (Marcia) Shannon of Minden; grandchildren, Todd (Andrea) Danielson, Lyndy (David ) Gurcheik, Scott (Amy) Danielson, Chad Deisley, Mitch (Jill) Deisley, Stephanie (Mike) Myers; great-grandchildren, Leah and Rachel Danielson, Tyler Gurcheik, Morgan and Tanner Deisley, Zachary, Ian, Levi, and Hans Danielson, and Hailey Myers. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Anna; uncle and aunt, Duke and Clara; sisters, Clara and Nadine; brothers, Steve and Louis; sons, Robert and Gerald; and granddaughter, Paula Deisley.
Burial was prior to the memorial service at the Minden Cemetery.
Memorial services were Jan. 24 at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden with the Revs. Baron and Nancy Cole officiating.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements.