Marvin E. Truax

October 4, 1945 ~ April 12, 2020 (age 74)


Marvin E. Truax, 74, a longtime Stewartville, MN resident, died on Sunday (April 12, 2020) of cardiac arrest at Mayo Clinic Rochester - St. Mary’s Hospital. 

Marvin E. Truax was born on October 4, 1945 in Rochester, MN to Elton and Elda (Friedrich) Truax. He grew up in Stewartville and Eyota before moving to Rochester with his family, where he attended John Marshall High School. Marvin was married on October 29, 1966 in Rochester to Diana M. L. Hofschulte. Following their marriage, they lived and began their family in Rochester. They were later divorced. Marvin worked in Rochester at B and B Auto Body, Clements Chevrolet, and Sand and Gravel, prior to becoming a Semi Driver. Marvin moved to Stewartville in 1980 where he met and lived with his life partner of 36 years – Mary Lloyd. Mary was employed as a cashier at Mills Fleet Farm in Rochester and at Family Dollar in Stewartville. Marvin was a kind hearted, thoughtful man who enjoyed travel, being outdoors, taking care of the lawn for himself and his neighbors, tinkering with electronics, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Marvin is survived by his life partner – Mary Lloyd; 2 daughters and 2 sons – Stacy (Teri) Truax of Austin, MN; Tina Truax (Soyemi Soyombo) of Rochester; Jesse (Melissa) Truax of Lakewood, CO; Amanda (Curtis) Shaw of Perham, MN; 8 grandchildren – Kelly (John Scott) Winsky, Carmen Truax, Mitchell Truax, Donovan Truax, Carson Truax, Tucker Donahue, McCoy Shaw, Gabrielle Shaw and 2 great–granddaughters – Lexi and Hailey; 1 sister – Mary Lou Nelson of St. Paul, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister – Shirley Blom, 2 brothers – Wally Truax and Jerry Truax.

Due to public health concerns, no service or visitation for Marvin will be held at this time. A private viewing for immediate family members will take place at Griffin Gray Funeral Home.A time of visitation for family and friends will take place this summer. The place, date, and time will be announced prior to those services. The Truax Family asks that no flowers be sent at this time.  Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Marvin are welcome at 

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