Marvin F. Fuchs

BLUE EARTH – Graveside services for Marvin F. (Murt) Fuchs, 86, will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating.

Marvin died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at

Murt was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Faribault County, Minn., the son of Paul and Anna (Geise) Fuchs. He attended Blue Earth Schools and entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946 where he served in China. He returned from the military and was soon married to Vera J. Blanchfield on May 12, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Marvin was in the tiling and drainage business and ran his own business for 10 years. He also worked for Craig Wiltse Excavation for several years where he excavated the new aquatic park in Fairmont. He had also been a gravedigger at area cemeteries for nearly 50 years. He retired in 2003.

He is survived by his sons, Steven (Lynn) Fuchs of Saint Anthony, Minn., and Tim (Sharon) Fuchs of Blue Earth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife,Vera in 2003; daughter, Debra in 1998; brothers, Theodore, Edward, Donald and Herbert; sisters, Margaret Lytle and Luella Tonn. Murt will be remembered by all for the soft spot he had in his heart for needy dogs and cats. Memorials to the donor’s choice.