Marvin LaVerne Schmerse, Evansville, WI/Janesville, WI (1920-2014)

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Monday, March 3, 2014

July 4, 1920 - February 28, 2014

Marvin LaVerne Schmerse, 93, passed away on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at The Heights at Evansville Manor. He was born July 4, 1920, in Monroe, the son of Emil and Anna (Wendler) Schmerse. Marvin was married to Ruth Meyers on Feb. 12, 1944, in Juda. Marvin worked for Badger Northland, Rochester Silo and Dairyland Seed in the sales and services area. He was a member of the Janesville Church of Christ. Marvin served as Elder a few years and taught Sunday school classes. Marvin was active in Rock County Farm Bureau. He served on the board of directors for many years and was County President for five years. Marvin was a 4-H leader in woodworking and woodworking Superintendent at Rock Co. 4-H fair for several years.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Ruth of Evansville; daughter, Joyce A. Storer of Milwaukee; sons, Donald M. (Dynah) of Waxahackie of Texas, and David D. (Linda) of Coal Valley, IL; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl and Sam; and sister, Wilma Starke.

Funeral services will be held at NEWCOMER-SILVERTHORN CHAPEL ON THE HILL, Hwy 11 and South Coon Island Road, Orfordville, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014, with Mark Schmerse, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Juda. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9:30 until the time of service on Thursday.

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