Marvin Faulden Lundberg, 89
January 14, 1932 - April 29, 2021
On the evening of April 29th, 2021, Marvin passed away peacefully at home in Dillon, MT with his family after a strong fought battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Marvin Faulden Lundberg was born on January 14, 1932, in Lemmon, SD, becoming the 6th child to Joseph and Ida (Weisbeck) Lundberg. He was later joined by two more brothers and two more sisters.
He attended school in Lemmon, SD until the family moved to Darby, MT, where he graduated from high school in 1950. Marv then went on to work with his cousin in Oregon until he entered the Army in January 1952. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He accumulated 25 years between the Army and National Guard serving a proud and long military career until his discharge at the age of 60.
Marvin married Marilyn Iverson on September 2nd, 1956. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Missoula, MT where Marilyn had begun teaching while Marvin enrolled in the University of Montana. In 1957, they moved to Jackson, MT where Marilyn taught for 2 years. During this time, Marv had enrolled in Western Montana College to finish his bachelor's degree. While attending college he kept himself busy driving the school bus every day to Dillon and back.
In 1959, Marvin lived in Darby where he taught in the high school, moving back to Dillon where hereturned to Western Montana College and graduated with his Master's Degree. Shortly after, he started a job with the United States Postal Service where he had a long and outstanding career retiring in 1987 as Superintendent of Postal Operations.
In 1962, Marvin and Maggie adopted a son, Mark, and in 1964 adopted a daughter, Mary Ann. He was a very proud and wonderful father. Marvin loved the outdoors and sharing it with his family, especially a good game of golf. He was a hunting guide in the Bitterroot for many years and also enjoyed fishing for salmon on the Salmon River. He also enjoyed supporting the local sports teams by being in the stands, watching the teams play, or by his radio at home listening closely. He knew no strangers, he visited with all he met, and was a helping hand to all that needed him.
Marvin wore many hats in the community and went on to inspire the formation of many long standing ventures including: The Snowmobile Club and the Dillon Federal Credit Union to name a few.
Marvin would later go on to be asked if he would be Fair Manager, he reluctantly agreed and for more than 30 years enjoyed working side by side with the 4-H and the Jaycees during Dillon's fair time. He was proud of his many years in that position and never regretted it. He was an active member of his church, Lion's Club, Elk's Club (of which he was Exalted Ruler), and the American Legion (of which he was a Past Commander). Marvin and Maggie and another couple also had a catering service for many years. One of his biggest pleasures though, was being the "head" cook at the Elk's Club.
All in all, Marvin was well-liked by all, loved dearly by his family, and always had a smile on his face. Marvin was a very happy person that was full of life. He went through life joining many organizations in Dillon, receiving many awards for the time and the love he put into his careers, and gaining many life-long friends along the way. In 2018, he received a prestigious award from the Lion's Club Foundation. The Melvin Jones Fellow Award "for dedicated humanitarian services". In the end though, there is no award available to truly reward Marvin for his dedication to his family, the community, and his careers. He was truly one of a kind.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ida Lundberg. Brothers and sisters-in-laws - Elmer (Betty) Lundberg, Gerald (Alma) Lundberg, Glen Lundberg, Dean (Andi) Lundberg,Larry Lundberg. Sisters and brothers-in-laws - Viola (Lloyd) Bridge, Eunice (Ryan) Owen, George Schultz.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn (Maggie) Lundberg, son - Mark Lundberg, daughter - Mary Ann Gorsich, sisters - Elaine Schultz, Mavis Faverty, brother-in-law - Ron Iverson, grandson - Logan Gorsich, granddaughters - Brooklynn Lundberg, Katrina (Dexter) Keller, Secret Rylee Kunkle, great-grandsons - Layne and Lincoln Keller, great-granddaughter - Reagan Keller. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, all who are very dear to his heart.
Memorials may be given to the Lion's Clubs International Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice. The service of remembrance and celebration will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Dillon, MT, 11 AM on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Following the service, military honors and burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Dillon, MT. Reception following at Dillon Elk's Club.