Marvin Blada

Dec. 8, 1926-April 4, 2021

Marvin Blada, age 94 of

Newburg, passed away on

Sunday, April 4, 2021 at a

Minot hospital. His fun-

eral will be held on Satur-

day, April 10, 2021 at

11:00 am at the St. John’s

Lutheran Church near

Newburg. Visitation will

be Friday from 5:00 pm

until 9:00 pm with a

prayer service at 7:00 pm

at the Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Burial will

be at the church cemetery.

Marvin Alfred Blada,

son of Edward and Elnora

(Herslip) Blada was born

on the home farm near

Newburg, North Dakota,

on December 8, 1926. He

was reared there and at-

tended Newburg Public

School graduating in May

of 1944.

Marvin was drafted in

the US Army and served

from June 20, 1945 until

receiving his honorable

discharge on March 10,

1946. He returned home

to Newburg to help with

the farming. On October

10, 1952, he was married

to Joyce Brandt Blada at

St. John’s Church, rural

Upham. After their mar-

riage the couple lived and

farmed east of Newburg

with five children .

Marvin had various oc-

cupations, farming, pork

business, Scorpion

snowmobiles and working

in his heated shop fixing

and engineering parts. His

true love was being a

farmer through and

through. It was the way

he lived his life, from the

time the first seed was

planted until the last

round was combined. He

was proud to farm the

land he grew up on.

In his free time, Marvin

enjoyed bowling, a good

game of cards, snowmo-

biling and in his later

years he enjoyed watching

his grandchildren in

sports, NBA Basketball,

NFL football and Saturday

football, the NDSU Bison.

Marvin was an member

of St. John’s Lutheran

Church from the time of

baptism to the last day

until he was called home

to the Lord. He held vari-

ous offices within the

church. He was an active

member of the Newburg

Senior Citizen’s club and

the Newburg and Russell

grain Coop and VFW.

Marvin passed away on

Easter Sunday April 3,

2021, at Trinity hospital

in Minot.

He is survived by:

daughters, Cynthia Joy

(Curtis) Stebleton of Lake-

ville, MN and Audrey Jo

(Orville) Wang of Devils

Lake; sons, Harlan (Mary)

Blada of Newburg, Gre-

gory Blada of Towner and

Bradley (Jude) Blada of

Kramer. Nine grandchil-

dren, his only sister, Ellen

Blada (Cushing), and a

number of nieces and


He is preceded in death

by: his wife, Joyce; infant

son Harley; 2 brothers; his

parents; and grand-

daughter Ashley Blada.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau.

In lieu of flowers, the

family requests that

memorials be given to the

St. John’s Lutheran

Church Building Fund.