Marvin Knutsen

KNUTSEN, Marvin K., 78, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 26, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Born in Wheeling a son of the late Howard Knutsen and Dorothy Knutsen Welling. He lived all his life in Mingo Junction.

For 60 years, he owned and operated Marvin’s Dry Cleaners. Marvin was a dedicated father and businessman who valued his relationships with both family and customers. He and his wife were avid golfers. Everyone who knew Marvin loved and respected him.

Marvin is survived by his wife and best friend of 56 years, Sondra; two sons, Mark Knutsen and his wife Natalie, of Upper Arlington, OH, and Todd Knutsen and his companion, Pam Sterling of Mingo Junction; daughter, Karen Hatfield and her husband Russell of Powell, OH; five grandchildren, Joe Turner, Alexis Knutsen, Lacie Knutsen, Abigail Hatfield and Grant Hatfield; two brothers, Howard Knutsen and his wife Judy, of Cleveland, OH, and Thomas Knutsen and his wife Donna, of Weirton, WV.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013, at New Alexandria Cemetery with Rev. Kenn Sickle officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Valley Hospice, Inc. 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952 – or – First U.P. Church, 650 McLister Ave., Mingo Junction, OH 43938.

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