Marvin Stickel, MitchellMarvin Stickel, 94, Mitchell, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Firesteel Healthcare Center, Mitchell.
Marvin Stickel, 94, Mitchell, died Friday, March 15, 2013, at Firesteel Healthcare Center, Mitchell.
He was born on Jan. 5, 1919.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Marvin Richard Stickel was born in Mount Vernon to Charles and Eva (Thomas) Stickel.
He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1937.
He worked for the National Youth Administration and on farms in the area for several years. He served in the U.S. Army, where he learned to fly and was honorably discharged in 1946.
On Sept. 3, 1954, he married Thelma Boyd.
He was employed at the Mitchell Airport, where he taught ground school and flying lessons.
He was later employed with the state Game Fish, and Parks Department and East River Electric. Marvin owned two airplanes and loved to fly.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; one daughter, Ruth (Dan) Shank, Rapid City; one son, Paul Stickel, Mitchell; a son-in-law, Bob Erickson, Mitchell; three grandchildren: Steven Erickson, Springfield, Ore.; Shawn Erickson, Mitchell; and Danny Shank, Rapid City; and one great-grandson, Sawyer Erickson.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Erickson; a brother, Cal; and a sister, Wanda Gregory.
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