Marvin J. Stencil, 92, Wausau, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Benedictine Living Community, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born October 26, 1930 in Athens, son of the late Jacob and Anna (Soczka) Stencil. On June 29, 1953, he married Ruth Ellen Vetter at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marathon. She preceded him in death on December 14, 2014.
Marvin was a veteran of the United States Army and served as staff sergeant during the Korean War, with stateside costal defense radar patrol, stationed in Philadelphia.
For 35 years, Marvin worked for Mid Wisconsin Beverage starting as a sales/delivery driver covering many miles and long days making deliveries to customers. He later transitioned into Management as Sales Manager. Following his retirement, he worked for the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, a job he truly enjoyed. Marvin was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Wausau.
Marvin will be forever known for his musical talents. He was a self-taught musician, playing the concertina, saxophone and clarinet for many area bands, including, an original member of the Happy Notes, Pat Zoromski and the Old Time Aces, Harmony Aces and Dyna Sounds to name a few. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed fishing and loved to go to his property up North to cut wood and tend to the grounds. He made sure both his up North property and home in Wausau were kept in pristine condition.
Survivors include, his two children, Randy (Gay) Stencil, Wausau and Karen (Geoff) Krause, Wausau; three grandchildren, Angie Peacy, Port Washington, Renea Stencil, Wausau and Nicholas, (Laura) Krause, Kronenwetter; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Peacy and Elizabeth and Kaitlyn Krause; three sisters-in-law, Sara (Jon) Schroeder, Lynne (Norm) Hornung and Anna Mae Vetter; one brother-in-law, Tom (Anne) Vetter; and two step sisters-in-law, Mary Dunckelman and Carol Klimek Riehle Lattimer.
Besides his parents and wife, Ruth, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edmund Stenzel; an infant brother, Alvin Stencil; step brothers, Dan, Wallace “Wally” and Fredrick “Fritz” Riehle; and step sister, Dolores Brinkmann.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Friday, February 10, 2023 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Deacon Ervin Burkhardt will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post No. 10, Wausau. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the entire wonderful staff at Benedictine Nursing Home for the loving and compassionate care they gave dad. You were more than caretakers, you were family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com