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Mardin was Depot Agent at Spicer for 27 Years

A. G. Mardin, 96, died in June of 1953 after a lingering illness at Waite Park. He was born in Cross Plains, Wisconsin, April 16, 1858, and came to Minnesota in 1878.

Mr. Mardin spent most of his life at railroad work starting at Spicer, where he worked for 27 years before coming to Waite Park. He was a telegrapher and paymaster from 1915 to 1928 when he retired from that post.

Following his retirement he lived in Portland, Oregon, with his son, William, for 10 years, returning to Waite Park in 1940 where he resided with his daughter, Mrs. A. G. Brandes.

Mr. Mardin was an active member of the Waite Park Methodist church and Sunday School. He was the oldest veteran of the Great Northern railroad.

Mrs. Mardin and two children preceded him in death.

He was survived by the following children: William, Sueterleun, Oregon; Louis H., Spokane, Washington; Bert, San Jose, California; Mrs. Norman Christensen (Cressie), Spicer; and Mrs. A. G. Brandes (Jenny), Waite Park. There were 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Services were held at the Waite Park Methodist Church with Rev. Swan Mattson officiating. Burial was in the Spicer cemetery in Spicer.


A.G. Mardin with Art & Jenny Brandes.