Marvin Dale Struck


July 15, 1948 - December 5, 2014


Marvin Dale Struck was born to the late Roy and Frieda Struck on July 15th 1948 in Parkston, SD.  He graduated from Delmont High School in the class of ‘66.  He was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track and field for the Delmont Wildcats.

He served in the US Army in the Vietnam War from ’68 to late ’69 when he was wounded in combat.  He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal.

He was married to Joyce Schmidt of Parkston, SD in ‘72.  From this union three children were born. 

Marvin was very involved throughout his life in the VFW, American Legion, Color Guard and he also served as the commander of the VFW Post 2750 from 1997-2002.

He worked in the distribution business for much of his adult life.  He then worked at the Adjustment Training Center in Plankinton, SD until his retirement.

Marvin loved to spend time fishing, golfing and traveling.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.  He loved to cheer on the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Dakota Wesleyan Tigers.

He is survived by three children, Laura (Chris) Louwagie of Luverne, MN; Beth (Chris) Martinez of Ft. Collins, CO; Michael Struck and fiancée, Renee Vecchia of Denver, CO; his two sisters, Connie (Harley) Wubben of Salem, SD; Gail (Roger) Mehlhaff of Tripp, SD; special friend, Deb Lunder of Mitchell, SD; six grandchildren, nieces, nephews and MANY friends..


Any donations can be made to the

Wounded Warrior Project in his honor.



Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Ray & Alice Mentele on December 15, 2014
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of Marv's extended family. He will be remembered for his athletic abilities, even with his disability. Thank you for your service in Vietnam. God bless all of you during this difficult time.
Posted by Mike & Kim Heisinger on December 11, 2014
Thnx for your service to our country Marv. YOU and your family are Americas' true heroes. Joyce, Deb, and kids, we love you and you're in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on December 11, 2014
So sorry for your loss .Marv will be missed by all that knew him ! Thoughts and prayers to you all .
Posted by Richard and Carol Kunkel on December 11, 2014
Connie, Prayers and sympathy with you and your family.
Posted by Mick Poncelet on December 10, 2014
Rest in Peace ole Soldier
Posted by Dusty Peterson on December 9, 2014
Rest in Peace Marv
Posted by Diane Schulz on December 9, 2014
My sympathy to Laura,Beth,Michael and you families Marv will be missed my many.
Posted by Mary Grosz on December 8, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy to Laura, Beth, Michael & families, Connie, Gail, & families. I will miss you, Marv, my dear friend and classmate, but know you are in a better place.
My prayers are with you all.
Posted by Eileen Gall on December 7, 2014
Rest in peace, classmate and friend! Sincere condolences to Marv's family.
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