Published 12:00 am Friday, June 27, 2008
Marvin E. Wobschall, 82
Marvin Erick Wobschall, 82, died at his home in Austin on June 25, 2008.
He was born May 30, 1926 to Erick and Clara (Rieck) Wobschall in Waseca, Minn. He attended country school in Ellendale through eighth grade. He moved to Austin in 1947. He joined the Army Air Corps in June of 1944 and was discharged in December, 1944. He re-enlisted on Feb. 9, 1946 at Fort Snelling. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1947 at Mitchell Camp. He married Joyce Olson on Dec. 9, 1950 in Austin where they made their home and raised seven children. Marvin drove truck for Murphy Motor Freight for 31 years. He worked at the Lickteig farm for more than ten years. A member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, American Legion and the VFW, he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, spending time with the grandchildren and driving tractor on the farm.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wobschall, Austin; two daughters, Marsha (Thomas) Downey, Austin, Judy (Patrick) Condon, Rapid City, S.D.; five sons, Larry (Pat) Wobschall, Austin, Randy (Anne) Wobschall, Grand Meadow; Tom (Sharon) Wobschall, Austin; John (Kris) Wobschall, Austin, Mark (Tammy) Wobschall, Central City, Neb.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Wallace (Margie) Wobschall, Austin; four sisters, Stella Kujath, North Branch, Gladys Weed, Hinsdale, Mont., Mae Hightshoe, Austin, Ellis Reese, Ellendale.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Ervin, Wilbert, Noel, Selmer; and one sister, Melinda.
Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Ron Barnett officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Military rites by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216.