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Date of Birth
Saturday, 8 May 1920
Date of Death
Friday, 1 Aug 2014 (Age 94)

Marvin Sorensen Friis, of Sutter Creek, Calif., passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, Calif., at the age of 94. He was born in Fresno, Calif., on May 8, 1920 to Peter and Nielsine (Sorensen) Friis.

He graduated from Reedley High School in 1938, then continued his education by attending Cal Poly with a major in Poultry to support his 40-year farming enterprise, where he raised chickens, grapes and peaches. Marvin grew up in Reedley until he and his wife, Billie, moved to Kingsburg, Calif. In 1983, he retired to Sutter Creek.

Marvin is survived by his sons, Ronald (Carole) Friis, of Morgan Hill, Calif.; Dennis, (Karen) Friis, of Sutter Creek; and Jerald (Stephanie) Friis, of Woodland, Calif. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Espersen, of Auberry, Calif.; grandchildren, Eric, Steven, Michael, Jessica, Joseph, Margaret and Evan; great-grandchildren, Inga, Larson, Anders, Chad, Alexis, Joshua and Astrid. Marvin is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma “Billie,” and his sister, Meta.

Friends are invited to attend a visitation Sunday August 10, 2014 at 1 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service at Daneri Mortuary Chapel, in Jackson, Calif., with family and friends officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd., Jackson, CA 95642.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.

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