Marvin Lee Sweeter died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Heaven gained our angel. He was 65 years old.

Known as Marv to most, he was born to Hulga and Marvin Sweeter on Sept. 9, 1956 in Shiawassee, Michigan. He was united in marriage to Meladee Christianson on Dec. 7, 1992. They did trail rides together for years. They were together for 30 years.

He was in the Army for seven and a half years. He worked on helicopters while in the Army. When he left the Army, he went into roofing for years. He also worked with horses, driving horses, trimming hooves and caring for them. He was a truck driver for the remainder of his life.

When he wasn’t working, he was working on vehicles, hunting, working on the farm and spending time with his family. He loved time with his family, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. The best thing all the grandchildren loved and will miss dearly is Paw Paw’s bear hugs, beard and his horned eyebrows. His family was his world.

He was also known as Donkey or the other word, Jackass. The grandchildren always asked why he was called Donkey. We would tell them he was stubborn.

He was preceded in death by his mom and dad; sister, Jeanie; brother, Mike; and daughter, Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Meladee; son, Bryan; daughters, Amy, Tina, Delores and Anna; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Linda; and half-sister, Heather. 

Services at a later date.

Arrangements by Methven Funeral and Cremation Services, Dresser Methven Chapel, Mora, Minnesota.

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