Marn E. Moody, 92, Baxter
December 3, 1922 - January 3, 2015
Marn E. Moody, 92, of Baxter, MN died on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Eagle Street Catered Living in Coon Rapids, MN. A Funeral Service for Marn will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN at 11:00AM with Reverend Harvey Peterson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel. A luncheon will be served following services at Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room. Interment at Dykeman Cemetery.
Marn was born on December 3, 1922 in Sunnyside, Washington to Martin and Caroline (Backer) Moody. He moved with his family to Emerson, Nebraska and there he farmed with his family. He played football in high school and also enjoyed boxing. Marn liked to played baseball and had his own team when he was younger. He was united into marriage to Shirley Gottsch on December 11, 1945 in Emerson. Marn owned and operated a gas station for many years. He moved to Baxter, MN in 1956, where he worked and retired as an auto mechanic for Mills Motors. Marn enjoyed doing small engine repair, leather- work, traveling, and gardening. Marn was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. He was very proud of building his own home. Marn and Shirley recently celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Marn is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Sheyrl Moody of Blaine, MN; nine grandchildren, Maralyn, Christine, Jennifer, Julie Ann, Brenna, Tinna, Tracy, and Tony; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Caroline; twin sons, Merlyn and Marlyn; granddaughter, Lorna; and brother, Gayle. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.