Marvin H. Kroeplien, 90, of Sheboygan Falls, died on Saturday afternoon, December 6, 2014 at Pine Haven Christian Home.

Marvin was born on May 11, 1924 in the Town of Sheboygan Falls, the son of William and Anna (Perronne) Kroeplien. He attended Starlight School in the Town of Sheboygan Falls. On September 6, 1947 he married Jean Walk in Howards Grove.

Marvin and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Sheboygan Falls until his retirement in 1988.

He was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in the Town of Sheboygan Falls where he served on the church council, was an usher, and played on the dartball team. He was a member of the Sheboygan County Farm Bureau, St. Lucas Cemetery Committee, 4-H Dairy Leader, and various dance and card clubs.

Marvin was a volunteer firefighter with the Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Dept; the first of three generations of volunteer fire fighters. Marvin enjoyed woodworking, gardening, fishing, card playing and dancing. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Arizona for many years.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jean of Sheboygan Falls, four daughters, Diane (Mike) Voskuil of Cleveland, Carol (Randy) Entringer of Manitowoc, Betty (Roger) Neeb of Sheboygan Falls, and Nancy (Tom) Hass of Sheboygan Falls; two sons, Robert (Mary) Kroeplien and James (Chris) Kroeplien, both of Sheboygan Falls; twelve grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Schmidt, Sarah Hoffmann, Lisa Entringer, Christy (Dan) Musch, Bryan (Becky) Neeb, Steven (Debbie) Neeb, Scott (Christine) Kroeplien, Matt (Sarah) Kroeplien, Greg (fiancé Krystine) Kroeplien, Josh Kroeplien, Rachel Kroeplien, and Tyler Hass; 11great grandchildren; and two AFS grandaughters, Lee (Tan) Ley Hoon of Malaysia and Mariana (Paul) Mandella of Florida and formerly of Serbia/ Montenegro. Marvin is also survived by a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law.

A funeral to celebrate Marvin’s life will take place at St. Luke Lutheran Church in the Town of Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:30 am with Rev. Elizabeth Jaeger officiating. Burial will follow at St. Lucas Lutheran Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the service at 11:30 am.

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A memorial fund is being established in his memory for St. Luke Lutheran Church and Pine Haven Christian Communities.

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

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