Longtime Oak Harbor resident Marvin Kofoed went to join his loving wife Ginny on Jan. 4, 2019, at the age of 87.
He was born in Helper Utah on March 6, 1931 to Mildred Elma (Sherman) and Sherman Andrew Polley. He grew up in Cutbank, Mont. with brother, Bob, and sister, Jackie.
Marvin joined the Navy in November 1947. His career took him to Hawaii; Kingsville and Corpus Christi, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; back to Hawaii; and, ultimately, to Oak Harbor for his final tour, where he retired in December 1967.
He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Marvin then worked as a paralegal for the legal department at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, retiring in 1987.
Marvin loved his wife Ginny, and together they enjoyed dancing, fishing and camping.
Marvin is survived by five children: Debra Martel of Federal Way, Wash; Marvin Kofoed Jr. “Buddy” of Henderson, Nev.; Sharon Kofoed of Oak Harbor; Baron Kofoed of Seattle; and Theresa Hensen of Henderson.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Ginny, his wife of 62 years; an infant daughter, Wilhelmina; his parents; siblings Bob and Jackie; and two great-grandchildren.
Marvin will be buried, with full military honors, beside his wife at Hawaiian State Veteran Cemetery in Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor.