Marlin Nave

NORTHROP – A celebration of life service for Marlin Nave, 79, of Northrop, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont. Interment will follow at the Center Creek Cemetery near Granada.

Marlin Nave, 79, of Northrop passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Services in Truman, and one hour before the service at the church.

He was born Nov. 16, 1933, in Fairmont to Ralph & Leoria (Taylor) Nave. He grew up and graduated from Fairmont High School. He worked for Blue Earth Rendering for more than 20 years, retiring in 2012.

He enjoyed reading, the races at Fairmont Speedway, hanging out at Richards Auto Repair, coffee at McDonalds, and his church family at Bethel Evangelical Free Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Steve) Pierce of Granada and Deb (Bob) Patten of Tulsa, Okla.; sister, Norma (Ralph) Crissinger of Sherburn; sister-in-law, Phyllis Nave of Fairmont; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonne; wife, Ruth “Ione”; his parents; and three brothers.

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