Marvin R. Van_________________________________

April 9, 1942 - July 27, 2013

Marvin R. Van, 71, of Lincoln, Neb., died July 27, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was born April 9, 1942 in Geddes, S.D., to Frank and Irene (Hildebrant) VanSchoonhoven.
Marvin served in the U.S. Army and graduated in 1968 from the University of South Dakota with a Broadcasting, Speech, and Journalism Degree. In his later years, he was the owner of Vantage Crafts and enjoyed fishing, telling jokes, gardening, and painting.
He is survived by daughter, Jodi (Van) Palmer and husband Allen of Leonardtown, Md.; son, Jason Van and Beate of Weisbaden, Germany; grandchildren, Shaston, Chanae, Shelby, Alexandra, Kathy, Kevin, and Tyler; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jaylynn; sister, Jean Madison of Simi Valley, Calif.; nieces and nephew, Roxanne, Vance, and Joy.
The family will celebrate his life in the spring/summer of 2014 in Wall, S.D., details to be released at a later date.
Written condolences may be sent to: Jodi Palmer, 23641 Hansel Ct. Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island, Neb., is in charge of arrangements.