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Warren Engvar Markuson

April 20, 2013

Warren Engvar Markuson, 91, Ellendale, ND died April 20, at Prince of Peace Care Center. The funeral is 10:30am Thursday, April 25 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Tom Eckstein officiating. Visitation: 2-7pm Wednesday at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale continuing one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel. Warren Engvar Markuson, was born February 19, 1922 to Engvar and Grace (Fischer) Markuson. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed on May 17, 1936 by Pastor Elmer Moe at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen, SD. He graduated receiving his diploma from Mina Public School on June 10, 1937 where he was nominated as Salutatorian with a Business Scholarship. Warren received awards in basketball and baseball, won the State Health Championship competing against 500 4-H Club members and represented in National Contest in Chicago in 1976. Warren worked for the Milwaukee Railroad as agent and operator from April 1942 to February 1976. Warren joined the United States Navy in December 1943. While there, was given a course in Radio Code and Electronics at the University of Boulder, CO. Upon graduation he was assigned to the USS Talladega APA 200 Troop Transport. He saw many points of duty over 44,000 miles. Warren was given a Victory Medal, American Area Champaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, two stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon one star, Life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Warren was honorably discharged in April 1946 and was assigned to work at The Milwaukee Road in Monango, ND. Warren married the star of his life, Esther Wiederrich in June 1948 at Zion Lutheran Church in Edgeley, ND. They made their home in Monango and became members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Monango later transferring to Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale. There, Warren served as Secretary Superintendent of the Sunday School, Chairman of the Men’s LLL, Elder, served on the finance board for four years and custodian from 1976 to 1993 when Pastor Deitemeyer served. Warren was involved in the Ellendale Community Tree Planting, Dickey County Museum and Treasurer for the Golden Swingers Senior Center. Warren enjoyed taking pictures and took a photography class at the State Normal and Industrial College, Ellendale. Warren is survived by his wife, Esther Markuson of 65 years, two sons: Dean (Shirley) Markuson, Hastings, MN, Dennis (Sandra) Markuson, Stoughton, WI; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ethel Gauer and one brother Leonard Markuson.
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