Marvin Kots, 78, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at The Abbey of Le Mars.
Marvin Duane Kots was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Maurice, the son of Henry and Adrianna (Schuller) Kots. Marvin was baptized and confirmed at First Reformed Church in Maurice. He attended Maurice Community School. Marvin was united in marriage to Dorothy Hand on Jan. 14, 1951, in Hawarden, Iowa.
Marvin drove truck for Phil Groetken in Le Mars and then went to work at Supersweet Feeds for 27 years where he was the maintenance man.
Marvin was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, the American Legion of Le Mars and also a member of the Woodbury Woodies Camping Club of Sioux City. Marvin enjoyed camping and being outdoors and spending time with family. He also enjoyed fixing and building things. Marvin was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include a son, Steve Kots and wife Kim of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Barb Hames and husband Orville Jr., and Shelly Schlesser and husband Mark all of Le Mars; a special friend, Milly Holdgrafer of Salix; six grandchildren, Jeremy Kots, Michael (Melissa) Hames, Mindy Hames, Matt Schlesser, Craig Schlesser, and Aaron Schlesser; one great-grandchild, Nicholas Hames; three sisters, Luverna Kramer of Le Mars, Lorna (Del) Koel of Winfred, S.D., and Marjorie (Bill) Swisher of Westfield; a brother, Darwin (Marlene) Kots of Yoder, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Bainbridge of Kingsley, Ann Kots of Bellflower, Calif., Leona Kots of Sioux Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Adrianna Kots; his wife, Dorothy Kots in 1987; four brothers, Nelson, Orville, Lloyd and Virgil; a sister, Helen Chance; sister-in-law, Vivian Popken; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elsie and Elza Hand.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Interment was in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Monday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren: Jeremy Kots, Michael Hames, Mindy Hames, Matt Schlesser, Craig Schlesser, and Aaron Schlesser. Honorary casket bearers were the Woodbury Woodies Camping Club.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.