Marvin P. Lindquist, 94, of 21 Devon St., West Ellicott, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in his home.
He was born April 29, 1919, in Jamestown, the son of the late John A. and Amanda Coberg Lindquist.
Marvin was a 1937 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II. Prior to retirement, he worked as a tool-and-die maker at AVM Corp for more than 40 years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, the War Vets Rec. and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Lakewood Memorial Post 1286 American Legion, where he served as commander from 1980-81.
Marvin P. Lindquist
Marvin enjoyed gardening and repairing his tractors. His favorite times were those spent with his grandchildren as grandpa and best friend.
Surviving are two sons: Bruce (Sandy) Lindquist of Kennedy, N.Y., and Robert A. (Barbara) Lindquist of Canandaigua, NY; five grandchildren: Kirsten, Erika, Emily, Douglas and Craig; seven great-grandchildren: Ella, William, Nicholas, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Zachary and Cole.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flavia Peterson Lindquist, whom he married Aug. 18, 1945, and who died March 29, 1994; a brother, Lawrence Lindquist; a half-sister, Ella Johnson Posner; and a half-brother, Leonard Johnson.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Lind Funeral Home.
The Rev. Robert J. Kasting, pastor of Tree of Life Parish, Immanuel Lutheran Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lindquist Family Scholarship Fund, c/o The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Marvin at www.lindfuneralhome.com.