Marven G. TufteMarven G. Tufte was born August 31, 1935 in Northwood, North Dakota to the late Hans and Myrtle (Johnson, Bentestuen) Tufte. Marven was baptized at Northwood Deaconess Hospital and confirmed at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Northwood High School class of 1953. Marven married Wanda Hanson on December 29, 1955 at Washington Lutheran Church in rural Northwood, North Dakota. He worked as a manager for Northwood Oil Company and later owned and operated Tufte Sales, a recreational vehicle sales business. Marven also owned Northwood AeroSpray, an aerial crop spraying business in later years until his retirement in 2000. He and his wife started spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona in 1996 and then full time in 2004. Survivors include his wife Wanda; sons Mark (Debra) of Fargo, ND, Todd of Ridgecrest, CA, David (Theresa) of Chicago, IL; grandsons Nicholas, Luke and Adam (Crystal) and their daughter Myrahvai and his sister Helen (Ralph) Ness of Coon Rapids, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Noel and Allen.