Meade, Marvin J.
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Marvin J. Meade, 82, Green Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 1, 2013. He was born on February 8, 1931, in Boscobel, WI, to Lyle and Lucille (Noone) Meade. He graduated from Boscobel High School in 1950. He served in the Korean War as a U.S. Marine and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was very proud of his service in the Marine Corps. After the war, he went on to college and graduated from Iowa State with a degree in chemistry and dairy industry. He spent twenty-five years at Morning Glory Dairy and retired as a production manager.
Marvin was united in marriage to Lyla on June 7, 1954, in Racine, WI at St. Patrick Church. In 2004, the entire family spent time together in Door County celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Marvin enjoyed fishing Lake Michigan with his son, John on board his boat, the Big M. He also loved to travel. He and Lyla took many memorable trips together. Their traveling adventures started with their honeymoon, when they took a two week camping trip to Colorado. Years later, they took all five of their children to Colorado on the same camping trip. In later years, he enjoyed attending several Road Scholar Programs. His travel destinations included: Canada, England, Russia, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Hawaii, Alaska and most of the contiguous states. His last vacation was to Monterey, CA in March where he reunited with his college roommate, Jerry Howe. Marvin was also a gifted woodworker and carpenter.
Marvin cherished his time with his family. He enjoyed the many holidays that were spent at his home with children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lyla Foug Meade; four daughters, Joan Meade, Patty (Jaye) Baus; Kathleen (Peter) Kanikula, Ruth Meade; one son, John (Lorrie) Meade; eight grandchildren, Anne (James) Schmitz, Kristen (Nathan) Honore, Nick Baus, Lauren Meade, Adam Meade and Austin Meade; one great-granddaughter, Lilah Kristen Schmitz.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Joseph; his parents, Lyle and Lucille Meade; his sister, Anna; and brother, Jerry.
Friends may call at the Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Avenue, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A Parish Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. The visitation will continue at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Patrick C. Beno officiating. Military Honors will follow the Mass. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial be made in Marvin's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sharon Sandona for her support and help over the past few months.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, 2013