Marvin Carl Steffen was born June 4, 1929 on the family farm south of White Lake to Charles and Christina (Jacobsen) Steffen. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School for eight years and was confirmed on June 20, 1943. In 1951 he was drafted into the US Marine Corps and trained as a Field Radio Operator, getting discharged in 1953. Marvin returned to the family farm and farmed in partnership with his father until 1962, at which time he took over and operated until the time of his death. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities. He served on the Gales Township Board and was a member of the American Legion where he had been Adjutant General for the past forty-nine years.
Thankful for sharing his life are his sisters, Norma (Robert) Kristensen, White Lake; Lois (Glenn) Page, Manteca, CA; a sister-in-law, Doris Steffen, Forest Lake, MN and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ervin (Lois), Elmer, Herb (LaVerne), a sister, Loretta (Walt) Labahn and a niece, Stephanie Labahn.