Marvin H. “Marv” Kennicker, age 81, of Cuba City (Georgetown), Wisconsin, peacefully passed away at Mercy ICU in Dubuque, Monday, March 4th, 2019, after a long illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8th, 2019, at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City with Father Dave Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa. The family will receive friends at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City on Thursday from 3-8 p.m., where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Friday before the service at the church.
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Marvin was born on February 26th, 1938, one of seven siblings, in Bellevue, Iowa, son of Arthur A. & Irene M. (Pierret) Kennicker. On June 6th, 1959, he married Mary (Franz) Kennicker at Holy Trinity Church in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1970 Mary and Marv purchased the family farm in Georgetown which was his present home. Marv worked twenty-seven years, full-time at the Dubuque Packing Co., until its closure. His main interest was his enjoyment of working on the family farm with his friends and family.
Marv always looked forward to visiting with company coming and going from their farm, including the farm help that he guided and raised through the years. He enjoyed the holiday time and celebrations, including the 4th of July fireworks, the kids’ wild game feed, and cocktails with friends that visited. When he could find some time to slip away from work, he found enjoyment squirrel and deer hunting on his property. Marv took pride in the farm, especially keeping the machinery clean. Even after his stroke, Marv kept an eye on the farm, never missing the opportunity to supervise and teach the farm help. Marvin was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Cuba City. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and family.
Marvin is survived by sons, James, John, Joey (Amy Baus), Jeffery (Sue Steinhoff); son-in-law, Patrick Mulligan; granddaughters, Jamie (Chet) Lee, Abbey (Jakob Stein) Baus, Shannon Mulligan and Maddey Kennicker; and great-grandsons, Brett and Alex Lee.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; daughter, Marilyn; parents, Arthur and Irene Kennicker; four brothers, Richard (Ruth) Kennicker, Robert Kennicker, Arnold (Betty) Kennicker and Pauly Kennicker; two sisters, Laura Kennicker and Ann (Bob “Nubbins”) Bechen (his favorite brother-in-law).
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Mercy ICU nurses and all the people who helped him stay at home the last nine years, your care and compassion will never be forgotten.
The family prefers contributions be made to the Marvin Kennicker Memorial Fund.