Marvin Joseph Northrup


Marvin Joseph Northrup, age 89, of Mitchell, SD died Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, October 24, 2022 at the Letcher Community Church, Letcher, SD with burial and military rites at the Butler Cemetery, rural Letcher, SD. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday, October 23, 2022 at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning 6:00 PM.

Marvin Joseph Northrup, son of Joseph and Dakota (Alexander) Northrup was born May 14, 1933 in rural Letcher, SD. He attended country school before graduating from Letcher High School in 1951. After his schooling, Marvin helped on the family farm.

He entered the US Army on May 19, 1953 and served 18 months at Quartermaster Depot at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on May 10, 1955. After his discharge, Marvin returned to the farm.

He was united in marriage with Joan Black on February 2, 1958 in Armour, SD. The couple lived on a farm NE of Letcher, SD. In 1978, Marvin began working with the Letcher Coop Elevator and continued there until 1991. He started working at MJ Aviation in the fall of 1991 and retired on December 22, 2017. During that time the couple moved north of Mitchell.

Marvin enjoyed collecting toy tractors, toy airplanes and rocks. He also enjoyed woodworking and dancing.

He was a member of the Letcher Community Church and the Letcher American Legion for 60 plus years.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Krystal Northrup, Mitchell, SD, Bradley (Jennifer) Northrup, Junction City, KS, Jewel (Bobby) Kopfmann, Virgil, SD; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Norma (Robert) Moe, Mitchell, SD; two sisters-in-law, Janice Northrup, Mitchell, SD, Ella Mae Wood, Denver, SD; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Northrup; a son, Joseph Northrup; his parents; and a brother, Duane.

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