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Marlin Main

March 25, 1947 — December 4, 2022

Aladdin, WY


Marlin Main, age 75 of Aladdin WY, went home to heaven on December 4, 2022 at his home, following a sudden cardiac event.

The funeral service will be held 10:30am Monday, December 12, 2022 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche.  Visitation will be held 3 to 5pm Sunday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery. 


Marlin’s service can be viewed live or afterwards from his obituary page, located on the funeral home’s website:


Marlin Main was born March 25, 1947 in Mobridge, South Dakota.  He was the son of Lester and Vivian (Trager) Main.  Marlin grew up on the family ranch located south of Keldron, South Dakota.  He attended White Deer Country School and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1965.  Marlin was married to Patricia Brams on December 28, 1968 in Dupree, SD.  To this union two children were born: Jeff and Juliet.  Following their marriage, Marlin and Pat finished their college educations.  Marlin graduated with degrees in Animal Science and Business from the SD State University.  After college, they moved back to the family ranch where they raised Hereford cattle.  In March of 1988, the family moved to Belle Fourche and Marlin became an insurance agent.  He started selling life and health insurance and later expanded into property and casualty.  In 1997 he became the owner of Main Insurance, which his son Jeff now operates. He served on the Christian Life Center board for many years and especially enjoyed the Men’s prayer breakfasts on Thursday mornings.  Marlin enjoyed his many clients and the friendships that he was blessed with through his insurance days, but always a cowboy at heart, he held onto this way of life with his small herd of Corriente cattle and horses.  Spending time in the saddle, going to brandings, checking his cows, or roping with family and friends was something he loved. If he was doing it with family, especially the grandkids, then Marlin was the happiest.


Marlin will be remembered for his solid faith in the Lord, quiet inner strength and for always putting his family first. He was a man of few words. If he said it, you knew he meant it. Nothing was ever for show with Marlin and his word was his bond. He was well respected for his integrity, honesty, kindness, and for being a true gentleman.  He loved his grandchildren dearly and was so proud of them – always making time to help them in the arena or to cheer them on at their games, rodeos and all their activities – just like he did with his kids when they were growing up. Marlin and Pat enjoyed over 50 years of marriage and God blessed them abundantly. He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and neighbors.


Marlin is survived by his wife, Pat of Aladdin WY; son, Jeff (Holly) of Belle Fourche; daughter, Juliet Main of Washington DC; 3 grandchildren, Anika, Lydia, Joshua; and brother, Max (Mary) Main of Aladdin WY.  He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Carlene (Jeff) Hayward of Glasgow MT, and their daughter, Sydney, and Kathy (Mike) Moorman of Riverton WY, and their children, Matt and Brett.


Funeral Service

10:30 A.M. – Monday – December 12, 2022

Christian Life Center

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Pastor Paul Howard



“God Must Be a Cowboy at Heart”

“Amazing Grace”, “Happy Trails”

Paul Larson, vocalist



Clay Birkeland                                                        Dick Meyers

Levi Dacar                                                           Matt Moorman

Al Garr                                                                      Mike Steiger



Pine Slope Cemetery

Belle Fourche, South Dakota


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Marlin's Visitation

Sunday, December 11, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Marlin's Funeral Service

Monday, December 12, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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