Marvin A. Dorsten

May 7, 1936 ~
February 17, 2021

Marvin A. Dorsten, age 84, of Caledonia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at home. Marv always had a big smile on his face. He enjoyed golfing, and most of all, spending time with his family. His faith also meant a lot to him. He proudly served in the U.S. Marines. He retired from Meijer after many years in the corporate office. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jo; children: Lori Dorsten, Thomas Dorsten; grandchildren: Keagen and Kennedy; brother, James (Ruth) Dorsten; brother-in-law, Michael (Carla) Corrigan; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Justina Dorsten; sister, Patricia (Virgil) Behr; parents-in-law, Joe and Margaret Corrigan. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Holy Family Church, 9669 Kraft SE, Caledonia, with Rev. Phil Shangraw, celebrant. (A recording of the service may be viewed at the following day). Relatives and friends may meet the family from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Hastings. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Foundation (

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February 28, 2021 12:32pm
MaryJo, Lori & Tom, So sorry to hear this news. Have many fond memories of Marv, and you, MaryJo, hanging out with my parents when we were kids. Peace be with you all. Ellen (Bryan) Kolarik

- Ellen (Bryan) Kolarik

February 25, 2021 10:48am
It was a real pleasure to work for Marv as his Administrative Assistant at Meijer. He was a great boss with a big smile and a gentle laugh. Marv will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

- Betty Schoenborn

February 23, 2021 7:53pm
MaryJo, We extend our sincere condolences to you and family on the passing of Marv. He was always smiling, a great person to be around. Greg worked with Marv at Meijer about 30 yrs. May God’s arms of comfort give you peace during these difficult moments in time.

- Greg and Patty Hanson

February 23, 2021 10:34am
Worked with Marv for 30 years at Meijer, and played a lot golf together. RIP will be missed. Mary Jo, I'm so sorry I can't make the funeral, but I will be out of town. You will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Wags

- David Wagner

February 23, 2021 8:49am
At Meijer, I always remember Marv having a smile on his face. Peace to his family during this difficult time.

- Paula Raymond

February 23, 2021 7:45am
So sorry to hear of Marv's passing. I worked for Marv at Meijer many years ago and he was the sweetest man. He was like my second dad, always gave me great advice professionally and personally. Know that your husband/dad was very well liked and someone we looked up to at Meijer. Rest in peace Marv.

- Sandy Wolters

February 23, 2021 7:27am
Marv was a great man with that always BIG smile while working at Meijer. Always gave him crap about 'another boring straight shot by Marv' on the Meijer golf league. He will be remembered and missed. My condolences to the family. May he rest in peace and continue to hit 'em straight with his buddies in heaven.

- Jack Wysocki

February 23, 2021 12:11am
My condolences to Marv's family at this difficult time. I didn't work directly with Marv at Meijer but remember him being a sweet guy. Rest in peace.

- Judy Sabaitis

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