Marvin Dannenbring

Marvin Dannenbring


November 20, 1942 - July 2, 2022


Marvin Dannenbring, 79, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Freeman, SD, died Saturday, July 2, 2022, at his home surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, July 7, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in rural Emery, SD. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at the church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marvin James Dannenbring was born on November 20, 1942, to Leonhard and Leona (Huber) Dannenbring in Parkston, South Dakota.

Marvin grew up in the Clayton area and was the oldest of eight siblings. He farmed his entire life and enjoyed it. On December 29, 1967, Marvin married Claudia VanderHamm. They were married for almost 17 years and had three children: Tricia, Matthew, and Lucas. Claudia passed away on November 12, 1984.

On February 8, 1987, Marvin married Joye (Hetrick Jones) Dannenbring. They were married for 35 years and combined their families, including Joye’s children, Jane Ann, Janean, and Justin.

Marvin was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter‘s Lutheran Church of Clayton South Dakota and was a member for over 60 years and held various different offices. Later he moved to Freeman, SD, and transferred membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman. He enjoyed playing dart ball at both churches. Marvin was active in the community, serving on the Clayton Township board. Marvin served proudly in the Army National Guard after high school in the Parkston unit. Marvin also enjoyed being a tour director with his wife, Joye, traveling to various places and meeting people. Marvin always took great pleasure spending time with his grandchildren.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Joye; children: Jane Ann (Darin) Maltsberger of Mt Vernon; Tricia (Kirk) Wellman of Sioux Falls; Janean (Jim) Caugherty of Brookings; Matthew (Kristi) Dannenbring of Freeman; Lucas (Kayla) Dannenbring of Sioux Falls; Justin (Ariana) Jones of Sioux Falls; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers: Harvey Dannenbring and Dan (Chelle) Dannenbring both of Freeman; five sisters: Dorothy Acklam of Denver, CO; Diane (Tom) Agnitsch of Aberdeen, SD; Twyla (Ralph) Richter of Henderson, NV; Janette (Daniel) Brown of Seattle, WA; and June Dannenbring of Henderson NV; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first spouse, a brother-in-law, and nephew.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
615 E 7th St
Freeman, SD 57029


Thursday, July 7, 2022
2:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
615 E 7th St
Freeman, SD 57029


St. Peter's Cemetery
Rural Emery, SD

Posted by Richard and Joan Tarrell on July 10, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Our prayers are with all of you.
Posted by Jim & Joan Kolander on July 9, 2022
So sorry to hear of Marvin's death, we have so many found memories of traveling with the 2 of you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Ramona Marquardt Schroeder on July 7, 2022
So sorry for your loss! I did not see this until after funeral! Your families are all in our prayers!
Posted by Mj Bolstad on July 7, 2022
You & your entire family now have a beautiful guardian Angel watching over from above. Stay strong & know one day, you’ll be greeted by him with open arms.
Posted by Tom and Juanita Bannon on July 6, 2022
So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Our prayers are with all of you..
Posted by Michael and Natalie Watson on July 5, 2022
We are praying for you all. Our love to you all.
Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on July 5, 2022
Janean & family,
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Lifting you all up in prayer . . .
Posted by Debbie Bortnem on July 5, 2022
Janean and Family - my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Posted by Mary Osterloo on July 5, 2022
Joy and family - So sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. He was always smiling and always so personable. Prayers to all of his family.
Posted by Julie huber on July 5, 2022
He was my brother and advisor.
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on July 4, 2022
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
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