SAN ANGELO Marvin W. Motl, 81, of San Angelo went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Angelo. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Randall Wehmeyer of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Arrangements are by Johnson's Funeral Home. Marvin was born July 9, 1932, in Tom Green County, Texas, to Wencel M. and Emma Motl. He grew up and graduated from high school in San Angelo. Marvin served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He met and later married Margaret Avis Large on Nov. 29, 1957, and they shared 27 beautiful years together before Avis preceded him in death in 1984. Marvin enjoyed the agrarian life watching livestock, various breeds of animals and nature grow while farming and ranching all of his life. He also worked as a land surveyor for over 29 years for Wilson, Williams, Langohr and Associates in San Angelo. Marvin had a passion for playing his accordion in his spare time. He was a loving brother, husband and father who devoted his life to his family and we will dearly miss him. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Motl; and one brother, Martin W. Motl. He is survived by his son, Mark B. Motl of San Angelo; his sister-in-law, Pearl Motl of San Angelo; and his nieces and nephew, Lidice Wright of Spokane, Wash., Gary Motl and his wife, Deborah, of San Angelo and Rebecca Ellwanger and her husband, Steve, of San Angelo. Also surviving Marvin are Avis' sisters Eunice Machann and husband Jimmie of San Angelo and Grace Kennedy of Glenwood, Ark.; and sister-in-law Mattie Large of Odessa. Special nieces include Judy Sheffield and Sherry Welch of San Angelo and Lila Rosin of San Antonio. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to Antonia "Tonie" Argo, Jimmy Carrasco and the staffs of Rio Concho Terrace, Park Plaza Nursing Center and Odyssey Hospice for all of the loving care given to Marvin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive, San Angelo, TX, 76904. Family and friends may sign an online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Apr. 23 to Apr. 24, 2014