Marvin Niemuth, 77, of Sheboygan died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice where he had resided for the past week.

Marvin was born Sept. 26, 1936, the son of Henry F. and Marion (Pecnik) Niemuth. Marvin attended Sheboygan Falls High School and joined the U.S. Navy after his junior year. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a crewman in Naval Aviation and then served several years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He married Arnetta Wilms in 1957 in Hutchison, Kan. Together they had four children.

On Sept. 8, 1972, he married Ruth Leonhardt in Sheboygan.

Marvin was a carpenter for over 30 years, having been self-employed and for Lee Realty and the local union. Marvin also operated their family business for several years, Niemuth Shoe Store in Sheboygan Falls and Niemuth Clothing and Shoes in Plymouth. For the past 20 years of his working life, he truly enjoyed working at Blackwolf Run in grounds maintenance.

Marvin was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Sheboygan and the local carpenter union.

He enjoyed bowling, reading, history, movies, golf, travel and collecting coins.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth; one daughter, Sharon (Greg) Powel of Moweaqua, Ill.; two sons, Terry (Sophie) Niemuth of Malaysia and Michael Niemuth of Moweaqua; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Polster of Sheboygan Falls and Dorothy (John) Kimme of Sheboygan Falls; two brothers, Alfred Niemuth of Plymouth and Larry (Joan Fuhrmann) Niemuth of Kiel; a sister-inlaw, Jean (Ron) Long of Sheboygan; and two brothers-in-law, Brian (Rosie) Leonhardt and Jim (Vicki) Leonhardt, both of Sheboygan. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends, Jim and Betty Fischer and their daughter, Wendy of Sheboygan.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Gary Niemuth; a grandson, David Niemuth; two brothers, Henry Jr. and Donald (Mary) Niemuth; one brother-in-law, Harry Polster and one sister-in-law, Loanne Niemuth; his parents-in-law, Henry and Maude Leonhardt; and a nephew, Curt Leonhardt.

A service to celebrate Marvin’s life took place at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Saturday noon, Jan. 11, with the Pastor Dan Krueger officiating.

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A memorial fund is being established in his name.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Niemuth family.

The Niemuth family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs of Dr. Kumar and the Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the loving and dedicated care given to Marvin and their family.

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