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Marvin Maris - January 23, 2014

Marvin Virgil Maris was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, to Frank and Florence (Adamson) Maris. As a young man he attended country school through the eighth grade.
Marvin married Mary Emma Pursley on Dec. 27, 1953, at Max, Neb., and to this union two children were born, Janeen and Roger. The couple resided most of their sixty years of marriage in the Eden Community, south of Wauneta.
The couple farmed for many years and Marvin was also a mechanic. He was a member of the Eden Missionary Church and enjoyed collecting antique tractors and toy tractors.
Marvin passed away Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. He was 83 years of age.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Dale and Orpha Maris, nephews Leon and Devon Maris and great-nephew Ethan Ashline.
Survivors include his wife Mary Maris of Imperial; daughter Janeen Hlavka and husband Rod of Gregory, S.D.; son Roger Maris and wife Elizabeth of Wauneta; sister Ilo Mosiman and husband Wayne of Valley Center, Kan.; brother Leland Maris and wife Sharon of Wauneta; brother-in-law John Pursley of Stratton; sisters-in-law Evelyn Rowley of Imperial, Marsleen Wilkinson of North Platte and Lila Schwarts of Ogallala; five grandchildren, Robbie Hlavka and wife Jodi of Box Elder, S.D., Trisha Rothschadl and husband Stuart of Mitchell,S.D., Erica Greene and husband Aaron of Imperial, Brett Hlavka and wife Angela of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Kelly Hlavka of Mills, Wyo.; 11 great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Hannah, Caleb, Seth, Zechariah, Nathaniel, Kiley, Isaiah, Forest, Oliver and Hunter.
Graveside services were at 1:30 p.m., Mon., Jan. 20, 2014, at Eden Cemetery, rural Wauneta with Pastor Lloyd Bley officiating. Interment followed in Eden Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Fellowship of Christian Farmers.
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.