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Mervin Shawback

d. August 5, 2012

Mervin Victor Shawback, age 82, of Austin, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at St. Mark's Lutheran Home. Mervin was born March 18, 1930 in Sargeant, Minnesota to Henry and Gitta (Gilbertson) Shawback. He grew up and lived in a variety of communities in Southern Minnesota. Mervin married Helen Seljeseth on February 28, 1972. Mervin served in the United States Army from November 1951 to October 1953 and was stationed in Germany. Upon retirement, Mervin settled down in Austin, Minnesota and has resided at the Twin Towers for the last five years. Proud of his military service, Mervin was a member of both the American Legion and V.F.W. Survivors include a daughter, Renee (Roger) Russell, Austin, TX; four brothers, Arthur (LaVonne) Shawback, Austin, MN, Henry Jr. (Arlis) Shawback, Blooming Prairie, MN, Leslie (Cathy) Shawback, Blooming Prairie, MN, Raymond (Phyllis) Shawback, Manvel, TX; sister, Carol Decker, Austin, MN; sister-in-law, Gladys Shawback, Austin, MN; step children; step grandchildren; nieces; nephews; special friend, Joan Czech. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen; father, Henry Shawback, Sr.; mother, Gitta Halverson; sister, Marian Petersen; brothers, John, Leallen, Joseph. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 am on Friday, August 10, 2012 at the Salvation Army Chapel in Austin.

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