Marvin M. Schultz, 78, of Wells, MN, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his home from esophageal/ stomach cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, Father Thomas Niehaus officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will follow the service at St. Casimir Cemetery in Wells. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Marvin M. Schultz was born August 2, 1934, in Clark Township, the 8th of nine children born to August V. and Clara (Kulla) Schultz. A life-long resident of Faribault Co., Marvin attended Maple Grove country school and St. Casimir Catholic School and was a 1953 graduate of Wells High School. Marv was a four sport athlete who excelled especially as a baseball pitcher. He played football at Mankato State University. He served 2 years in the US Army, training at Fort Hood, TX as part of the 24th Armored Engineering Division and was Honorably discharged in 1956. Marv returned to the family farm and remained actively involved in agriculture all his life. On April 1, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathleen A. Ostendorf in Waseca, MN. Marvin was a life-long member of St. Casimir Catholic Church. He loved farming, fellowship, and especially "relaxation hour" with family and friends. He enjoyed all the farm dogs that were his companions through the years. He also appreciated nature and wildlife, especially eagles, sharing his admiration of them with his grandchildren.
Marv was a devoted and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a man whose actions spoke louder than words.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Kathy of Wells; 5 children: Jeff (Kaprice) Schultz of Wells, Melissa (Brian) Barth of Byron, Joyce (Ron) Yarborough of Mountain Home, AR, Rebecca (Chuck) Stevermer of Easton, Joseph (Sarah) Schultz of Eau Claire, WI; 12 grandchildren: Taylor, Brayden and Kiera Schultz; Alexis and Luke Barth; Will, Megan and Nathan Yarborough; Trent, Jacob, Mason and Riley Stevermer. 5 siblings: Arnold Schultz and Loretta Brummer, both of Wells, Teresa Oelke of Blue Earth, Lorraine Horvat of Austin, Jean Ann (Dean) Clarke of Lakeville, sister-in-law, Sharon Schultz of Wells, along with many nieces and nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Mike and Jim Schultz, sister Maxine Westrum; and in-laws: Edith, John, Wayne, Phillip and Lynn.