GOESSEL -Marvin F. Banman, 90, passed away on Oct. 30, 2013, at the Bethesda Home, Goessel.
He was born April 23, 1923, in rural Goessel the son of Frank W. and Mary Flaming Banman. He had worked as a draftsman for Excel and Full Vision, and for Marion County driving the maintainer. He and his wife were foster parents to more than 125 children. He served as a medic in the U. S. Army during WWII
. He was a member of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel.
On August 29, 1947, he married Elma Unruh in Goessel. She passed away on June 14, 2013.
Survivors include his daughters, Darla Banman (Gary Lyndaker) of Gravois Mills, Mo., Elaine Banman of Hillsboro; three grandchildren, Malea Hartvickson (Ryan Bryant), Bonnie (Kevin) Gaeddert, Robyn Hartvickson (Ethan Harris); eight great grandchildren, Jordon Hartvickson-Gonzalez, Darian Hartvickson-Gonzalez, Emmalyn Gaeddert, Eddie Gaeddert, Eli Gaeddert, Ellarose Gaeddert, Riley Hartvickson and Aida Hartvickson.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul in infancy, Ewald and Arnold; six sisters, Edna Schmidt, Clara Voth, Wanda Salvatierra, Pauline Peters, Hulda Thiessen and Helene Holland.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel with Pastor Linda Ewert officiating. Inurnment will follow the service at Alexanderwohl Cemetery, Goessel. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Goessel.
Memorials may be sent to either Mennonite Central Committee or Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Goessel.