NORFOLK — Marvin R. Stueckrath, 78, Norfolk, died June 1, 2021, at his residence in Norfolk.
Funeral service were June 4 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel, Norfolk.
Private family burial will be held at a later date.
Casket bearers will be Dan Thayer, Otto Beltz, Scotty Paulsen, Dave Bogue, Doug Kucera and Doug Jaeger.
Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #16, V.F.W. Post #1644, American Legion Riders, and the United States Army Honors Guard.
Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Thursday, also at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel.
Marvin Ray Stueckrath was born June 29, 1942, in Randolph, to Oscar and Lillie (Herman) Stueckrath. He attended grade school at Randolph Public Schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1961. Marvin served in the United States Army from April 17, 1964-Jan. 13, 1967. He served his basic training in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. He was discharged on hardship to help his mother on the farm after his father’s passing. He married Debbie Granfield May 24, 1980, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph.
Throughout Marvin’s life, he lived in Carroll, Neligh, Hoskins, and Norfolk. He worked as a farmer, irrigation repair, welder, bar owner, a torch operator, worked at Norfolk Iron and Metal until he retired, and then he helped at Marathon Press. Marvin enjoyed Nebraska football, baseball, softball, spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren, and spending his morning’s playing cards in Hoskins. He could always figure out how to make something with iron or wood, and would work on it until he figured it out.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hoskins, and American Legion Post 16, Norfolk.
Survivors include his spouse, Debbie Stueckrath; children, Melissa (Rich) Nelson, Merinda (David) Kahle, Marcus (Trecia) Stueckrath and Nicole (Brian) Geertsema; grandchildren, Jessica Rodgers, Blake Buchanan, Skye Nelson, Tapainga Kahle, Tori Ference, Lillian Stueckrath, Lucas Stueckrath and Raelyn Stueckrath; great-grandchildren, Amauri Rodgers and Adreya Rodgers; sister, Eileen “Fuzz” (Dennis) Kucera; mother-in-law, Lynette Granfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Marty Jo Stueckrath; granddaughter, Baby Nelson; parents, Oscar and Lillie Stueckrath; sisters, Shirley Stueckrath and Naoma (Donral) Schulz; brother, Duane (Margaret) Stueckrath; father-in-law, Dwayne Granfield; and sister-in-law, Shelly Jaeger.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the family for a later designation.