Marvin Wilt, 81, of Harmony

Marvin Wilt

Marvin Wilt, 81, of Harmony, died on June 20, 2018.

He was born on March 6, 1937, to Francis and Velma (Meade) Wilt in Paxico, Kan.

He lived and attended schools in Wichita, Kan., Paxico, Kan., Topeka, Kan., Carroll, Iowa, Bemidji and Waubun, Minn., where he graduated from high school.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in July 1954, and served until January 1958.

He attended Bemidji State College for two years and graduated from Moorhead State College.

He started teaching band in 1962 in Borup, Minn., and also taught in Welcome, Minn.

During his time in college he met a beautiful girl, June Beaudry. The two were married May 23, 1964. They had two daughters, Rebecca and Andrea.

The couple moved to Harmony in 1966, where he taught band for the Harmony schools and eventually Fillmore Central schools until May 1996, when he retired from teaching. He was a beloved band teacher and made an impact on thousands of students throughout his career.

He was also a community-minded individual. He served on the Harmony City Council from 1977 to 1980. He was then elected mayor of Harmony and served from January 1981 to December 1992. He loved having his grandchildren visit and was equally happy to see them go back home.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, June; children, Rebecca (Mark Clodfelter) of Greensboro, N.C., and Andrea (Eric) Wood of Minneapolis; three grandchildren, Jensen, Cecilia and Zachary, also of Minneapolis.

A celebration of life concert at Greenfield Lutheran Church is being planned for a date later in the summer.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Lindstrom Funeral Home of Harmony.