Marvin Archie Amend

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(December 22, 1941 - July 18, 1970)

The Lusk Herald
July 23, 1970

Marvin Amend Killed in Calif. Car Accident

Marvin Archie Amend, 28, son of Henry Amend of Lost Springs, died Saturday afternoon at Fresno, Calif., of injuries received July 17, from a two car head-on collision at Fresno.

Mr. Amend was accompanied by his wife at the time of the accident. She was seriously injured and is in intensive care.

Funeral services will be held in Fresno this Wednesday and the remains will be brought to Lusk for services at the Peet Mortuary Friday, July 24, at 2:00 p.m.

Henry Amend and his daughter, Mrs. Charles Engebretsen of Lusk flew to Fresno Saturday, but Marvin had died before they arrived. It is not certain that they will be in Lusk for the services here on Friday as they will remain with Mrs. Amend until she has recovered.

Survivors include his widow Pat of Fresno, his father, Henry Amend of Lost Springs, two sisters, Mrs. Mae Ann Manning of Lost Springs and Mrs. Engebretsen of Lusk.

The Lusk Herald
August 6, 1970
Last Rites Held for Marvin Amend

Funeral services for Marvin Archie Amend, 28, of Fresno Calif., who died from injuries received in a two car head-on collision at Fresno, July 17, were held at the Tinkler Mission Chapel (Fresno) July 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Earl Lawrence of the Congregational Church officiated. The remains were brought to Lusk for services at the Peet Mortuary July 24 at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Lusk cemetery. The Rev, Robert Boutwell officiated.

Mrs. A. F. DeCastro was organist. Dr. Richard Collins, Gerald Bardo, Mrs. Robert Bramlet and Mrs. Janice Johnson sang "In The Garden" and "Abide With Me."

Casket bearers were Charles Reese, Bill Percival, Dewey Baars, Reo Radford, Ted Pennington and Dale Wright.

Mr. Amend was accompanied by his wife Pat at the time of the accident. He died at the Medical Center in Fresno July 18.

He was born in Lusk, Wyo., Dec. 22, 1941, to Henry and the late Gladys Amend of Lost Springs, Wyo. He attended elementary school in both Converse and Niobrara counties. He graduated from Niobrara County High School in 1959. He was a member of the band, chorus, thespian, and was on the track team.

He attended the University of Wyoming for two years and while there was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He completed his college education at the Fresno City College, Fresno, Calif., and graduated with a degree in electronics.

He worked in Fresno at Pacific Gas and Electric from the time he graduated until he went into the army, Oct 26, 1966. While in the service he served as an instructor in electronics. He was discharged from the service in October of 1969.

On January 4, 1969, he was married to Patricia Longren of Sea Bright, N.J.

After his discharge from the service they moved to Fresno where he continued employment with P.G. and E.

Survivors include his widow, Pat; His father Henry Amend of Lost Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Bob Manning and Mrs. Chuck Engebresten.

His mother died previously.

Henry Amend and Mrs. Engebresten were in California for the services and returned to Lusk Friday accompanied by Mrs. Marvin Amend, who will convalesce in Lusk. She was badly injured in the accident.

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