Pilsner, Marvin P.
Marvin B. Pilsner, 87, Weston, died on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Hospice House in Wausau.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield with Rev. James Logan officiating. Burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 pm until service time at Rembs Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted following the service at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 54 of Marshfield.
Marvin was born on April 5, 1925 in Marshfield, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Hetjes) Pilsner. He attended St. John's Parochial School, Marshfield and was a graduate of Marshfield Senior High. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was entitled to wear the European Theater Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars, the Unit Presidential citation, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He enjoyed a memorable experience in 2011 when he participated in the Never Forgotten Flight.
He married Edna M. Michels on August 17, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield. She died on December 3, 1985. After their marriage the Pilsners lived in Marshfield and owned and operated a drive in for a number of years. During that time he also worked at the Post Office, Clover Cream Dairy and Roddis Plywood. In 1966 they moved to Rockford, IL where he was employed at Sundstrand Aviation and then Clinton Electronics. In 1983 they moved to the Eau Pleine Flowage in Mosinee and in 1986 Marv moved to Irma, residing at Tug Lake. In 2011 he moved to Weston.
Marv was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild, The American Legion Post 54, Marshfield, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed woodworking, carving and making furniture, winemaking and gardening.
He is survived by a daughter and 2 sons, Linda (John) Hupman of Weston, LeRoy (Paula) Pilsner of Fort Wayne, IN, and James (Mary) Pilsner of Harrisburg, PA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 4 sisters and 4 brothers.
Memorials may be designated in his name to Aspirus Hospice House.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Mar. 29, 2013