Marvin G. Siebens, 78, of rural Akron, died Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2005, at his home.
Marvin George Siebens was born Sept. 27, 1926, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Pymouth County, the son of George and Katherine (Wilken) Siebens. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended country school in Preston Township while helping his father on the farm.
On Dec. 6, 1954, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Weidenfeller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church rectory in Akron. He and his wife farmed in Preston Township. He also helped his wife with the raising of their children. Marvin also operated a repair shop where he worked on and fixed just about anything.
He was a longtime member of St. John Evangelical Luthean Church, Preston Township, where he was a former member of the church choir.
He enjoyed playing cards and playing "catch" with his boys. He also enjoyed watching the "Lawrence Welk Show" and visiting with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Dorothy of Akron; his children, Michael Siebens and his wife, Pat, of Le Mars, Carolyn Goebel and her husband, Garry, of Sioux City, Robert Siebens and his wife, Chongmi, of Springfield, Va., Alan Siebens and his wife, LInda, of Oskaloosa, Beverly Siebens of Akron, Gerald Siebens and his wife, Antoinette of Safety Harbor, Fla., Sharon Tongol and her husband, Frederick of Colorado Springs, Colo., Randall Siebens and his wife, Rachael of Ames, James Siebens of Akron, Susan McCulley and her husband, Michael, of Hoskins, Neb., and Julie Siebens of Davis, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Darlene Liles.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Luthean Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, with the Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Pallbearers will be his sons.