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.

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Related Articles

Elizabeth Ann Fenn

Elizabeth Ann Fenn, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on April 11, 2024 at the age of 86. Born on October 20, 1937

Read More »

Jeannette Marian Sartain Rodin

Jeannette Marian Sartain Rodin passed away December 1, 2023 only five minutes from where she was born, 95 years earlier. Her long life was filled with love, humor, faith, family and kindness.

Read More »

Robert Edward Click

Robert Edward Click, age 86, of Rice Lake, WI, formerly of River Falls, WI passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023 in Rice Lake. Born March 22, 1937 in Wenatchee, Washington to Glen and Florence (Kreyssler) Click, Bob grew up in Deer Park, Washington, attending Deer Park High School and graduating in the class of 1955.

Read More »

Walter E. Brazington Sr

Former Deer Park Resident, Walter E. Brazington Sr. passed away peacefully with family on September 5, 2023 in Creston, WA. He is preceded in death by his Son, Ira William Brazington. Walt is survived by brothers Jack Brazington and Herschel “Gene” Brazington, Gene’s wife, Sharon Brazington.

Read More »

Ralph Eugene Clarkson

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Eugene Clarkson, a cherished soul whose legacy of kindness will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew him. Ralph, affectionately known as ‘Papa,’ quietly passed away on August 13th, 2023, in the presence of his beloved wife Donna.

Read More »

BOSCHEE, Benjamin (Ben)

Ben Boschee passed away July 19, 2023 from heart failure at Holy Family in Spokane.  He was born in Wishek, North Dakota.  Raised on the family farm with his 10 brothers and 5 sisters.  Ben went into the service 1951-1953 and was awarded Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star. U.N. Service Medal, and many more.

Read More »

Share this!

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Share this!

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Read more news.

Susan Joan Bithell Lyons

On January 17, 2020 Susan Joan Bithell Lyons of Deer Park WA, walked through the door marked the servants entrance and into the arms of the Lord she dearly cherished and loved. She passed away at home peacefully in sleep from natural causes. Sue had just celebrated turning 76 on December 29, 2020. She was born on December 29, 1944 at 8:02 PM at Deaconess hospital in Spokane WA to Cleo Juanita Bithell and Robert James Bithell. Sue moved around a lot as a child so when she settled in Deer Park WA in 1964 she said she would never move again in her life and resided in the

Read More »

Frank Dally

Frank Dally was born in 1939, in Ventura, California, to Lawrence and Ethel Dally. He was part of a large family of beloved cousins, aunts and uncles, and his brother Peachy.

Read More »

Subscribe to our emails

Use the form below to sign up to receive news via email at no cost to you.

Read & Support The

Local news to keep you informed and entertained. The Deer Park Gazette is locally owned and operated. When you support the Deer Park Gazette, you support local writers and photographers.