Marvin Zabel, 87, of Plainview, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, following a brief illness.
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Marvin George Zabel was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Plainview, to Ruben and Elsie (Goetz) Zabel. Marvin graduated from Plainview High School in 1944. On April 7, 1947, he married Lucille Schulz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm southwest of Plainview. Upon retirement, they moved into Plainview.
Marvin was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he had served on the board of elders and various other boards, including chairman of the congregation. He also was on the Plainview Milk Products board of directors. He enjoyed woodcarving.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille of Plainview; daughter, Beverly (Doug) Feine of Stewartville; and son, Timothy (Tammie) Zabel of Plainview; grandchildren, Stacie (Eric) Swanson-Dassow, Eric (Kim) Feine, Lesli (Chris) Nelson, Amanda Getschmann, Megan (Dan) Holmes and Matthew (Emily) Zabel; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Ty, Colin, Autumn, Samantha, Allyson, Chase, Ruby and Heston; and one sister, Verona Timm of Plainview.
Preceded in death by his parents, one son, Randolph and one daughter, Rebecca Monson.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 13, at 11 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plainview, with the Rev. Scott Hirssig officiating. Burial is at the Greenwood Cemetery in Plainview.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Memorials are preferred to the Immanuel Lutheran Christian Life Center.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third St. S.W., Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003, schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home
57 3Rd St Sw Plainview, MN 55964
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Mar. 10, 2014