Marvin Gustav Moerer was born Aug. 1, 1935 in Graceville, Minn., to Richard E. Moerer and Ida Anna Christian (Bohling) Moerer. He died Aug. 24, 2011 in rural Jefferson County at the age of 76 years and 23 days.
He moved to Nemaha County, Neb. when he was 14 and completed the eighth grade in a country school.
Because of his strength and maturity, he worked for farmers in the area, then for Nebraska City, digging ditches for water lines.
He got his start in the tire business by working in Auburn at a tire repair shop. Then the opportunity came for him to own his own shop, the Fairbury OK Tire Store and he moved to Fairbury on Jan. 1, 1960. He also owned the Hebron OK Tire Store for several years, and did on-site tire repairs for farmers and heavy equipment operators, often being called out during the night.
He was confirmed in 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn by Rev. Martin Dryer.