Marvin L. Grosz

Marvin Grosz, 68, Minot, was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Trinity Hospital in Minot with his loving wife by his side. While knowing this was God’s will, it was hard to let him go.

Marvin, known as “Muggs” by many, was born to Joseph and Esther (Reile) Grosz, on Sept. 24, 1944, at McClusky. He moved with his family to Minot in 1949. He attended elementary school at Central Elementary and graduated from Minot High School in 1962.

Marvin married his high school sweetheart Judy Underdahl on June 11, 1965. From this union, two sons were born, Mike and Jay.

At an early age, Marvin learned the value of good work ethics. He worked hard, giving 100 percent to his employer. Performance was Marvin’s No. 1 goal to his employer. Marvin’s first job was drilling wells for the Erck Brothers Well Drilling. He never complained about how hard the work was, he just said it was a good learning experience.

On Sept. 1, 1963, Marvin started his first day of a 50-year career working for Westlie Motor Co. He was still employed at Westlie’s at the time of his death. Marvin received many awards for his excellent service to customers. His concern and loyalty won him many friends over his 50 years of service to Westlie’s.

Marvin loved playing slow pitch softball. Many fun times were had by Marvin and his brother, Arnie, playing on the same team. Through this sport, Marvin acquired a second family of dedicated friends, which was a trait Marvin passed on to his sons, Mike and Jay, who are also currently on the same team as each other. Marvin lived for his wife and family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He loved family gatherings, where he and his brothers could tell the grandchildren, nieces and nephews stories. His greatest pleasure was playing with his grandchildren and hearing his name “Papa” called.

One would always know when Marvin was going to share something about Judy, his sons or grandchildren because he would just light up. He was so proud of his family. He was a role model to his children and grandchildren, teaching them strong work ethics, respect, responsibility, and love of a family. His sons and grandchildren always knew where they could find a listening ear and loving, helping hand.

Marvin is survived by: his wife of 48 years, Judy, Minot; two sons, Mike (Tammy) Grosz, Minot, and Jay (Sara) Grosz, Minot; four grandchildren, Collin, Katelyn, Jaden and Brady Grosz, all of Minot; brother, Donald (Peggy) Grosz, Mandan; sisters, Sandra (Don) Schrom, West Fargo, and Linda (Rick) Vise, Minot; sisters-in-law, Del-Rae (Marvin) Meier, Grand Forks, Audrey Grosz, of Arizona, and Alice Grosz, Des Moines, Iowa; several nieces and nephews and his best confidant and walking companion, his loyal dog, Molly, also survive.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene and Arnie; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Alice Underdahl.

Funeral: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.

Visitation: Monday, June 3, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

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