Marvel passed away at Frederic Nursing and Rehab on September 28, 2019 due to complications of cancer.
Marvel was born on October 8, 1938 at the Frederic Hospital, daughter of Birger and Edna Beckman and sister to Myrna.
Marvel was a life-long member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, baptized and confirmed in the church. Marvel had a record of perfect attendance of 8 years in Sunday School.
Marvel graduated with the Class of 1956 in Frederic. After graduation, she went to live in Los Angeles. It was here she started her employment with American Hardware Mutual Insurance Co. In 1957 she transferred to the office in Minneapolis until retiring in 2001. She had many jobs within the company, but her favorite was working in the company credit union. This gave her an opportunity to meet all the employees and making lasting friendships.
Marvel had many interests. She loved sports and would be very happy the Twins are in the playoffs this year. She was a strong Vikings fan, always hoping this would be the year for a Super Bowl win.
Marvel loved music! She loved musical theatre, concerts, gospel and a good polka band. She loved the old musical movies.
Marvel loved her retirement years. She volunteered her time at the Care Center every week, helped at Family Pathways, and drove for Polk County.
Retirement gave her an opportunity to travel. Marvel and Myrna had several bus trips to various places in the country, seeing new things and meeting new people.
Marvel enjoyed her life even dealing with health issues. She was a 26 year survivor of kidney cancer. She didn't complain and accepted what life gave to her.
She was preceded in death by her father, Birger Beckman; mother, Edna Beckman Williams; and her step-father, Lenard (Cy) Williams; and other relatives.
She is survived by sister, Myrna, cousins and many friends. She will be missed.
Memorial Services will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Frederic on Saturday, October 5th – visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m.
You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com
. Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown.