Marvin Pellmann: December 21, 1929 – January 6, 2021
On the evening of Wednesday, January 6 th , Marv was called home to rest. He is preceded in death by Edmund Pellmann (father), Elsie Pellmann (mother), Shirley (Pellmann) Schopp (sister), and Laurel Pellmann (brother).
Marv was born in Big Bend, WI and lived most of his life in Muskego, WI where he grew up and worked on their family dairy farm. He married his wife Gloria in October of 1955 and they later had two children, David and Linda. Marv was a dedicated and incredibly hard working individual. In addition to farming into his 60s, he also had a professional career and worked full time until he was 79 years old when he retired from NABCO Entrances.
The combination of being a man who wanted for nothing and his work ethic allowed Marv and Gloria to do what brought him the most joy in life, which was to help others. He supported and funded countless endeavors for his family and grandchildren, allowing them opportunities he didn’t have the privilege to experience growing up.
Although he had no formal advanced education, Marv was a wealth of knowledge and someone to turn to for advice. Marv took great pride in sharing his experiences and life lessons with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Even until his final days you could often find him at the kitchen table working on a Sudoku, puzzles, or word searches keeping his mind sharp.
Marv was a devout Christian and very involved at his church, St. Paul’s Muskego. He began every week with an early morning worship service on Sunday, followed by Bible class and then grabbing breakfast with Gloria and their friends. He also enjoyed church fellowship through their monthly OWL’s meetings. In his free time, Marv enjoyed watching the Brewers, playing dartball, listening and dancing to polka music, and cheering on his grandkids from the bleachers. What brought him the most joy, was watching his great grandchildren as they played at the feet of his recliner and throughout their living room. He enjoyed teaching and helping them color, playing with playdough, and sharing a snack with them at the kitchen table.
Marv was a firm believer in respect. He was often heard saying, “treat others the way you would like to be treated”. He worked hard, played hard and prayed hard. He enjoyed God’s many blessings on a life well lived.
Marv is survived by his wife Gloria (Pedersen) Pellmann, son David (Kathy) Pellmann, daughter Linda (Frank) Heinrich, grandchildren Danielle (Nick) Komater, and Darin (Kaela) Heinrich, and great grandchildren Rawson, Remy, and Rylan Komater and Dylan Heinrich.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.