RANDOLPH — Marlin F. Van Slyke, 79, Randolph, died Jan. 2, 2023, at the Colonial Manor of Randolph.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Jan. 6, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Ran- dolph. Rev. Kevin Vogel will be the celebrant.
Interment will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the V.F.W. Alvin Kessler Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thurs- day, with a 7 p.m. vigil service at the church.
Home for Funerals – Randolph is in charge of arrangements.
Marlin Van Slyke
Marlin was born May 12, 1943, in
Randolph, to Marvin and Evelyn Van Slyke and graduated from St. Francis Catholic School. After graduation, he attended electronics school in Kansas City, then worked for the Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company in Randolph. Marlin served in the Navy from 1964 to 1968, working with electronics and radio communications which he contin - ued to practice his entire life through ham radio. During his military service, Marlin earned a National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star. He returned to farming in 1969, joining his father Marvin. He married Patricia Kremer that same year. In 1981, Marlin began his career with the United States Postal Service, working at several surrounding offices before being appointed Post Master for the Belden Post Office. He was also a pilot, flying his Cesna over the skies of Nebraska.
Marlin was very active in his community, serving as a volunteer EMT and was a founding member of the Randolph Community Golf Course. He also held a seat on the city council among other boards within the community. For many years, he was active with the local VFW and served in the honor guard. The annual Veterans Day Program became a source of great memories for Marlin's kids and grandkids, celebrating and instilling the value of community service. Survivors include children, Karin (David) Paasch, Scribner; Janine (Ahmed) Choudhury, Urbandale, Iowa; Maggie (Randy) Korth, Ran -
dolph; Joanna (Josh) Rayford, Randolph; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Evelyn Van Slyke; daughter, Penny Jo; and son, Anthony.