Marvin Lester Christoph

Born May 4, 1938 to Lester Joseph Christoph and Irene Juanita Pendall Christoph in Wilbur, WA. 

Marvin went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 14,2020 after a fall and complications of Alzheimers. 

He was survived by his beloved wife Viola Christoph, Elk WA, his two daughters Lauri Roberts-Carey (Tom), Deer Park, WA and Shelley Christoph (Jerry Zink) Spokane Valley, WA. His sisters Sharon Kelly, Spokane, WA and Velda Reinbold, Valleyford, WA, Sharlene Christoph deceased. Viola’s sons Clyde (Shani) Knaub, Elk, WA and Rick Knaub, Chatteroy.

Marvin had six cherished grandchildren: Tyler Roberts, Charleston,SC, Brandon (Gabriel) Kenworthy, Spokane, WA, Luke Roberts (Sarah),Post Falls,ID, Nicholas Roberts (Megan), Kodiak, AK, Nicole (Micah) Franklin, FAFB, WA, Tony Howell (Kerry Condon), Spokane,WA. He adored his 13 great grandchildren (+ 1 coming in July) and numerous nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed many friends that he considered family.

Marvin was a devout child of God and was a member of the Peaceful Valley Church. He graduated from Post Falls High School, along with studying numerous courses of various subjects.  He served his country for 39 years for the USAF/ANG as a Master Sergeant, earning several awards as a Weapon Control Systems technician, Recruiter and Corrosion Control specialist. He enjoyed many life’s offerings. Always active and on a quest of knowledge- he was a Boy Scout, in choir, played football, music, art, dancing, church activities, softball coach, defensive martial arts, Awanas, Bear Paw camp counselor, travel, flying his Cessna 140, boating and water skiing, snow skiing, wind surfing, gardening (loved his rhododendron), Past Ponoma Master, Stay Alive 55 instructor, was a bag piper for the Angus Scott Band and Albeni Falls Pipe and Drum,. He was an avid chocolate lover and animals of any size were drawn to him. With a song always in his heart and ready to twirl his girl on the dance floor he was always a bit of a tease, eager to please and ready to help anyone who he loved or called friend or just met. He worked hard, and loved his family so much. He would do anything to take care of his village. He was always there for you at a moments notice. He will be missed so very much.

Marvin will be placed with military honors at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the near future when services are allowed, followed by a memorial and celebration of his life. If you would  like to be notified and attend his service please send your contact info to [email protected] or call Lauri (509) 276-9639. 

Viola, Lauri, Shelley and the family would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the support from Hospice of Spokane North and the outpouring of love through cards and calls during this difficult loss.

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