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July 3, 1929 – Friday, December 12, 2014

Service Information
Monticello Covenant Church, Monticello, MN
Monday, December 15, 2014
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
Monticello Covenant Church, Monticello, MN
Sunday, December 14, 2014
4-7 PM

Marvin William Yonak, age 85, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Lake Ridge Care Center-Oasis Unit.

Marvin was born on July 3, 1929 to William and Lillian Yonak in Maple Lake Township.

He married Ann Dixon of Rockford, Minnesota on September 14, 1950.

Marvin enjoyed traveling, eating, playing cards, shuffle board with his buddies at The Buffalo Covenant Church and being with his family and friends. He was an active member at The Monticello Covenant Church known as grandpa Marvin to everyone there. He was the oldest living Yonak at the time of his death.

Marvin and Ann have four children: Andy (Diane) of Buffalo, Kathy (Ernesto Tapiz) of Monticello, Bill (Sonja) of Monticello and Tim of Denver, Colorado; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Marvin worked at J.R. Clark Co. in Mound, Minnesota as a machinist from 1955 to 1971 and for the Buffalo School District as a custodian from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. He continued to sub for the schools until 1999.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Eugene, his parents: William & Lillian. further survived by sisters: Donna Kaufman of Chisholm, Minnesota, Joyce Collins of Buffalo, Minnesota and Joan (Chuck) Barthel of Clearwater, Minnesota.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. David P. Larcom Jr.

    Just heard that Marvin had passed away. SO SORRY to hear that. Always enjoyed when he would stop at my shop, DL’S Radiator And Exhaust in Buffalo to talk. He will be missed!

  2. David Smith

    My sincerest condolences to Marv’s family and friends. An all around good man, with a good sense of humor and a friend for over 27 years. I enjoyed our conversations and I am going to miss them.

  3. susan cation

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Marvin will be missed.

  4. Kent Peterson

    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was always so nice to me when I was at your house. I’m sure that he’ll be missed.

  5. Fran Luhman

    Tim, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You have my sympathy.

  6. Todd Lundeen

    I’m so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mary Jo {Gillham} Pribyl

    Kathy and family; My prayers are with you at this time. Your dad was always smiling and a happy guy. May you know he is at peace with Our Lord. Enjoy your memories and know he was loved. With sympathy, Mary Jo


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