Marvin Frederick Klooster, 91, Adrian, died Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital in Luverne.
A funeral service was Saturday, March 19, at Adrian United Methodist Church in Adrian. Burial with military honors followed at Adrian Cemetery.
Marvin Klooster was born July 17, 1930, to Herman and Tillie Klooster at the family farm outside of Adrian. He attended and graduated from Adrian Public School.
Shortly after graduation, Marvin enlisted in the Army National Guard. He fought with the 2nd infantry division in the Korean War, where he was shot in the chest by enemy fire. His life was saved by the pocket Bible and ammunition clip he carried in his chest pocket. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Award for his service. After his military service, he drove a semitrailer for his brother, Richard Klooster.
He married Ramona Peterson in October of 1956. Together they built a house in Adrian and lived there until 1964 when they purchased a farm south of Adrian. Marvin and Ramona raised two sons, Kevin and Kenny, on the farm. They milked cows, raised hogs, grew crops and enjoyed family, friends and fun. Marvin continued to farm and drive road grader until his retirement in 1993.
Marvin enjoyed hosting the Fourth of July festivities including a fireworks display at the family farm. He also enjoyed bowling, card club and fishing with his church family.
Marvin and Ramona loved to travel. Their travels included the continental United States, Hawaii, a cruise to the Caribbean and Germany.
He loved his family and farm. He worked hard and enjoyed the fruits of his labor.
He is survived by his two sons, Kevin Klooster (Gwen Mulder) of Adrian and Kenneth (Jill) Klooster of St. Peter; grandsons Cody Klooster, Kory Klooster, Chandler Klooster and Cameron Klooster; many nieces and nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Klooster; his parents; his brothers, John (Mary) Klooster, Richard (Marge) Klooster and Melvin (Angie) Klooster; and his sisters, Gesina (Vernon) Baumgard and Ann Klooster.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.