The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Marvin Bihl, age 90 of Clearwater, will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, October 18 at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 Monday and again after 10:00 AM, Tuesday at the church in Clearwater. St. Luke’s parish prayers will be at 6:30 Monday evening. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
Marvin was born December 19, 1925 in Hibbing to Oscar and Ida (Mills) Bihlaja. He grew up in Hibbing and entered the U.S. Navy during WWII. After his discharge he attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He entered the U.S. Army and served until 1952. After his discharge, Marvin married Laura Elsen on December 27, 1952 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Delano, MN. The couple moved to Minnetonka and Marvin began traveling the world as an electrical engineer for 3M International. In 1972, Marvin and Laura became pioneers in organic farming with their farm in Clearwater. Marvin retired from 3M in 1991 and the couple moved to Clearwater in 1992 where they continued their organic farming. Marvin was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, the St. Luke’s Knights of Columbus and the Clearwater American Legion.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Laura Bihl, Clearwater; his children, Michael Bihl, Columbia SC; Jeanne (Damon) Athey, Minnetonka; and Thomas Bihl, Annandale. He is also survived by his sister, Peggy Kampen, Sacramento, CA; five grandchildren Jason (Kia) Bihl, Laura (Dakarai) Brown, Timothy Athey, Andrew Bihl, and Samantha Bihl; 4 great-grandchildren Teegan, Brecken, Grayden, and Talon Bihl; and nieces and nephews.
Schedule and Information
4:00-8:00 PM, Monday, October 17, 2016 and again after 10:00 AM, Tuesday at St. Luke’s Churchin Clearwater. St. Lukes parish prayers will be at 6:30 Monday evening.
Memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities.