Fargo, N.D. - Jonathan William Marfell, 34, a resident of Fargo, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 surrounded by his wife, parents, and brother, at his parents’ home in Fergus Falls.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Grace United Methodist Church in Fergus Falls, with Rev. Bob Kandels officiating. Interment was held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fergus Falls.
He was born Jan. 31, 1978, in St. Paul, the son of Bill and Amy (Schroeder) Marfell. He attended school in Fergus Falls at Morning Son Christian School, Fergus Falls Middle School, and Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, graduating in 1996. He then attended NDSCS and MSCTC (Moorhead), graduating in 1999, with a degree in Electronics Communications.
On September 15, 2001, he married Michelle Fasnacht in Madison Lake.
Jon was employed over the years at Fleet Farm in both Fergus Falls and Fargo, N.D., at Lakes Radio in Fergus Falls, and at Dell Comm Inc. in Fargo. He worked for Tharaldson Communications in Fargo as a Telephone Programmer from 1999-2006, and at the time of his death, was employed as an Outside Plant Technician with IdeaOne Telecom in Fargo.
Jon enjoyed fishing, cooking, smoking meat with his buddy, Ross, tinkering with electronics and computers, combining with his brother, Ben, and especially spending time with friends and family. He was a fan of both the U of M Gopher Hockey and Fargo Force Hockey teams.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Marfell of Fargo, N.D.; his parents, Bill and Amy Marfell of Fergus Falls; his brother, Ben (Lora) Marfell and nieces Abby and Emma of Fergus Falls; his grandmother, Ruby Schroeder of St. Hilaire; Michelle’s parents, Bernie and Nancy Fasnacht of Madison Lake; and his in-laws: Matt (Rachel) Fasnacht and nephew Darrell of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Deb (Brian) Lamkin and nieces and nephews Lexi, Dautry, Keaton, and Mollie of Edmond, Okla., Tony (Melissa) Fasnacht of Mankato, Emily Fasnacht of Edmond, Okla.; Michelle’s grandmother, Edith Dauk of Mankato; uncle Jim Marfell of Lake City; aunts Mary Zempel of Eau Claire, Wis., Judy Olson of Hudson Wis., Susie Deacon of Eau Claire Wis., Carol (Ray) Talmage of Boyceville Wis., Ruth (Dick) Kennedy of Fillmore Ind., Myrna Rian of Fountain City Wis., and Mary Szigety of St. Hilaire; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Don and Shirley Marfell, and Kenneth Schroeder.
Memorials are preferred to the Lake Region Cancer Care and Research Center, Humane Society of Otter Tail County, The Hour of Worship of Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo N.D., or the donor’s choice.
Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.