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Marvin Lee Masteller, age 65 of Buffalo, Minnesota, passed away August 12, 2022.

He was born February 5, 1957 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Vern and Ruth (Hickman) Masteller. Marvin attended Litchfield High School, where he graduated with the class of 1975.

It was there he met his future wife, Cynthia (Cindy) Staunton. The high school sweethearts were joined in marriage in 1977 in Litchfield, Minnesota. Marvin had briefly attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the United States Air Force as a medical service specialist. He was stationed in Minot, North Dakota, and proudly served until his honorable discharge in August of 1981. He then completed his education, earning a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University. He was employed with various companies for accounting and sales for many years.

Marvin was known to be a caring person who went out of his way to include everyone. He always made people feel welcome, greeting friends and family with that familiar twinkle in his eye. He had an easy-going personality and could carry on fun conversations with his stories (and a few “punny” jokes sprinkled in here and there). Marvin loved spending time outdoors, especially being out on the lake fishing. One of his favorite fishing spots was up north on Lake Vermilion. He loved all things nature: bird watching, tending the vegetables in his garden, and sitting on the dock. Marvin liked to play cards, work on crossword puzzles, and cook his famous homemade pizzas.

The best was yet to come when he became a Dad and Grandpa; the light in his life came from his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of them all and he always placed their needs before his. He was blessed to have made many loving memories with his family, and his legacy will be carried on in each of them.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; children, Jason Michael (Angi) Masteller and Jennifer Anne (Tyler) Reiss; grandchildren, Kaylee, Jace, Aviana Masteller and Emma, Sawyer, Charlie Reiss; siblings, Marilyn Meline, Phyllis Holtz, Lola (Mike) Hendrickson, Steve (Sharon) Masteller, Charlotte (Rich) Sullivan, and Laurie Smude; mother-in-law, Darlene Vick; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Buffalo, Minnesota. Interment with military honors will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

6 Guestbook Entries


    Bruce and I just found out about Marv’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this time.

  2. Adam

    Marve you were a very nice sincere man. You will be missed dearly.

  3. Ginny Lewis

    My sympathy and love to all of you. Jim and I enjoyed Marv very much. He will be missed by many. God bless each of you, Cindy, Jason, Jenny, and the whole Masteller family. I miss seeing all of you and wish I lived closer so I could come to his celebration of life. Love and hugs. Ginny Lewis

  4. Donna & Gary Olson

    Marilyn & Family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother. May God comfort you all.

  5. Gordon W Pennertz

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I played baseball with Marv years ago and got to see him last summer at Archie’s memorial service. Praying for God’s comfort and peace.

  6. Russ Davis

    Such a great man. I’m am so touched that he included me in his circle of friends.


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