Marvin Lehr

Marvin Lehr
Date of Birth: October 16, 1927
Died on: December 22, 2017

Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Marvin Lehr, 90, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. The Rev. Sharon Korsmo will officiate.

Private burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Ashley, ND.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Marvin died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Ashley Nursing Home.

Marvin was born to August and Pauline (Reich) Lehr on October 16, 1927 in Logan County, ND. As a young man he assisted his father with several building projects. At the age of 16, he built a log cabin in Burnstad, ND, after which he relocated to Bismarck, ND and began a construction career. In 1955 he met Frances Kappes through mutual friends and they were married on October 14, 1956. They built a home together in Ashley, ND, where Marvin continued his work in construction. In 1971, he accepted a position with the Harley Miller Construction Co., Bismarck, ND, where he worked as a foreman and estimator. Eventually he accepted a similar position with Associate Builders, Bismarck, ND, where he worked until his retirement in 1989.

Marvin had many interests and pursued all of them with enthusiasm. He built a cabin on Lake Hoskins and enjoyed many hours of boating, skiing, and entertaining family and friends. He also enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling, hunting and fishing, butchering, making sausage, jerky and beer, gardening and woodworking. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed non-fiction about World War II and Lewis and Clark.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Frances; four children, Russ (Mary) Lehr, Nadine Lehr, Amy Lehr (Russ Martin) and Lisa (Mark) Klipfel; seven grandchildren, Isaac Lehr (Ashley Melom), Allison Lehr (Tyler Harriman), Arielle Morrison, Caleb Morrison, Hannah Klipfel, Maria Klipfel, Carter Klipfel; one great grandchild, Ivy Melom; one sister, Vera Sheldon; and two brothers, LeRoy (Veronica) Lehr, and Eugene Lehr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Pauline Lehr; three brothers, Elmer, Lawrence and Ivan; and two sisters, Hilda (Delmar) Gallagher and Viola (Al) Schweitz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ashley Medical Center or Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley, ND.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley.


  1. Sorry to hear of uncle Marvin passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron, Paulette and Mary Lehr

  2. Larry and Jan Rau says:

    So sorry. Our prayers are with you.

  3. Donna and Delbert Eszlinger says:

    Francis and family, we are sorry to hear of Marvins sudden passing, Seeing him sit at the puzzle table, upon entering the nursing home, was always the first thing we saw, and he was ready to greet you with a smile,. keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, as you say final good bye’s and share your memories.

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