CARIBOU – Marvin Axel Hedstrom Sr., 76, devoted husband of Ola Janet (Cook) Hedstrom, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Bangor. He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Caribou, the son of Theodore and Evelyn (Larsson) Hedstrom.
He was married to Ola Cook on Dec. 10, 1958. Marv was employed by Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc., out of Detroit, Maine, as a sales specialist in Northern Aroostook County, culminating a long cherished career in the potato industry with the Aroostook Federation of Farmers; Agway; Maine Potato Growers; Pro-Gro; United Agricultural Products; and Northeast Ag. His passion for “his” farmers was known by all he touched. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, New Sweden; the Caribou Snowmobile Club; the International Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s, Aroostook Valley Lodge No. 88; and the Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club. A past President of the Caribou Snowmobile Club, he served on the Board of Directors of the Caribou Soup Kitchen for many years. He loved his family and friends, the outdoors, snowmobiling, ATV riding, stock car racing, and helping others.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of almost 55 years, Ola of Caribou; his daughter, Rhonda Lee and husband, Miles Stephen Pound, of Holly Springs, N.C.; his son, Marvin Axel “Jay” Jr. and his wife, Toni Marie, of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amanda and Stephanie Pound; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind three brothers, Warren, Gary, and Alton Hedstrom; as well as two sisters, Marie Garland, and Letha Van Kirk; and his four footed bud, Sammi. He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Douglas, and David Hedstrom.
Friends may call 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, from the chapel of Mockler Funeral Home with the Rev. T. Daniel Clayborne, officiating. Interment will be at New Sweden Cemetery at a later date. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Marv may do so through the Caribou Soup Kitchen, 62 Collins St., Caribou. Envelopes may be obtained through the funeral home. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.