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Marvin Birkeland

November 16, 1937 — March 7, 2022

Marv Birkeland, age 84 of Cottage Grove, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Marv retired from the Refinery in 1999. He spent his later years travelling, camping, and hiking. He even enjoyed golf and bowling. Above all else, Marv was a family man; he treasured every precious moment with his family.

Marv is survived by his wife, Sandy; children, Paul (Jenny), Pammy (Joel) Rieger, Scott (Pam), Scott Hamer, and Stephanie Hamer; grandchildren, Danielle, Brad, Aaron, Anna, Skye, Adrienne, Savannah, and Sydney; great grandchildren, Isabella, Kwentyn, Calloway, Elray, Emmy, Bodhi, and Jack; and 4 siblings.

He is preceded in death by wife, Mary Suess; son, Patrick; and 3 siblings.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 6pm with visitation starting at 4pm at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th Street South Cottage Grove, MN). Marv will be laid to rest at Newport Cemetery at a later date.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Marv’s service via livestream, you can watch the service at 6 PM, Monday, March 14, 2022.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

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Monday, March 14, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Monday, March 14, 2022

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7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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