Redmond, Utah - Our kind and beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Marvin J Fjeldsted, age 92, of Redmond, finally got his wish to “go home” on January 11, 2012. He died peacefully at his home in Redmond, after several years of bad health.
He was born June 14, 1919 in Centerfield, Utah, a son of Sidney James and Sena Helena Sorenson Fjeldsted. He was raised on a farm south of Centerfield and attended the local schools. He graduated from Gunnison Valley High School, Class of 1937.
Marvin served a mission for the LDS Church in the Eastern States Mission. Upon completion of his mission, he entered the US Army and served his country during World War II.
He married the love of his life, Beatrice Allayne Durfee, February 3, 1945 in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Their marriage solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple April 10, 1945. They would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary next month.
Marvin and Bea raised their children in Centerfield and then in 1969 they moved to Hermiston, Oregon where Marvin worked as a Maintenance Supervisor on a large farm, until his retirement in 1999. They then returned to Utah and settled in Redmond.
Marvin has always been a very active member of the LDS Church, serving for 15 years in the Scouting Program and as the Stake Patriarch in Hermiston for 19 years. Marvin and Bea also served three Temple Missions.
He is survived by his loving wife of Redmond; children: Sheryl and Steven A. Mickelsen of Redmond; Larry and Vicki Fjeldsted of Allen, Texas; Clare and Boyd Miller of Monroe; Lyle and Sylvia Fjeldsted of Orient, Washington; 16 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; sisters: Montez Hunter of Sandy; Carolyn and Val Harris of Provo; a sister-in-law: Veone Fjeldsted of Centerfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brothers: Roberta Larsen, Deloy Fjeldsted, Vernile Fjeldsted; and two brothers-in-law: Glen Larsen and Duane Hunter.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12 Noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to the services.
Burial with military honors accorded by the Oliver Russell American Legion Post #105 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Centerfield Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.