Wells Marvin M. Schultz, age 78, of Wells, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home from esophageal/stomach cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 6, 2013, at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells. The Rev. Thomas Niehaus officiated. Interment followed the service at St. Casimir Cemetery in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin M. Schultz was born Aug. 2, 1934, in Clark Township, the eighth of nine children born to August V. and Clara (Kulla) Schultz. A life-long resident of Faribault County, Marvin attended Maple Grove country school and St. Casimir Catholic School and was a 1953 graduate of Wells High School. Marv was a four sport athlete who excelled especially as a baseball pitcher. He played football at Mankato State University. He served two years in the U.S. Army, training at Fort Hood, Texas, as part of the 24th Armored Engineering Division and was Honorably discharged in 1956. Marv returned to the family farm and remained actively involved in agriculture all his life. On April 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathleen A. Ostendorf in Waseca. Marvin was a life-long member of St. Casimir Catholic Church. He loved farming, fellowship, and especially "relaxation hour" with family and friends. He enjoyed all the farm dogs that were his companions through the years. He also appreciated nature and wildlife, especially eagles, sharing his admiration of them with his grandchildren.
Marv was a devoted and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a man whose actions spoke louder than words.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Kathy, of Wells; five children, Jeff (Kaprice) Schultz, of Wells, Melissa (Brian) Barth, of Byron, Joyce (Ron) Yarborough, of Mountain Home, Ark., Rebecca (Chuck) Stevermer, of Easton, and Joseph (Sarah) Schultz, of Eau Claire, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, Taylor, Brayden and Kiera Schultz; Alexis and Luke Barth; Will, Megan and Nathan Yarborough; Trent, Jacob, Mason and Riley Stevermer; five siblings, Arnold Schultz and Loretta Brummer, both of Wells, Teresa Oelke, of Blue Earth, Lorraine Horvat, of Austin, and Jean Ann (Dean) Clarke, of Lakeville; sister-in-law, Sharon Schultz, of Wells; along with many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mike and Jim Schultz; sister, Maxine Westrum; and in-laws, Edith, John, Wayne, Phillip and Lynn.
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