Obit: VanDerLeest, Marvin E. (1934 - 2008)

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Surnames: VanDerLeest, Marohl, Spindler, Brusky, Spatz, Krall, Seidl, McHugh, Mullins, Budtke, Borchardt

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Wood Co., Wis.) Tuesday, 14 Oct. 2008

VanDerLeest, Marvin E. (18 Aug. 1934 - 13 Oct. 2008)

STRATFORD -- Marvin E. VanDerLeest, 74, Stratford, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Marshfield Care Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. The Rev. Thomas Rudolph will officiate and music will be provided by St. Joseph's Resurrection Choir.

Burial will take place in the parish cemetery in the village of Stratford and serving as pallbearers will be Walter Marohl, James Spindler, Randy Brusky, Herb Spatz, Glen Krall, Randy Seidl and Gerald McHugh. Honorary pallbearer will be Charlie Mullins.

The visitation will be held today from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. A parish prayer service will be held today at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. VanDerLeest was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Stratford, to Leonard and Rose (Seidl) VanDerLeest. He attended elementary school in the town of Cleveland. He and Shirley A. Brusky were united in marriage Sept. 29, 1956, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Halder.

After their marriage, Marvin had been employed at Roddis Plywood Corporation, Marshfield. He and his wife later began farming in the town of Cleveland until their retirement in 1996. While farming, he also was employed as a milk hauler for many years, working for Mullins Cheese, Stratford, and later for AMPI. He had worked as an auction assistant at Rib Falls Sales. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, socializing, driving his farm equipment and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; and two daughters, Diane (Keith) Borchardt of Marathon and Judy (Don) Budtke of Rozellville. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Borchardt and Tyler and Dylan Budtke. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Frances VanDerLeest.

 

 


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