MOUNT CARROLL—Marvin Woessner, 91, of Mount Carroll, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the Lena Living Center.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll with the Rev. Kim Chapman officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Mount Carroll United Methodist Church or Unity Hospice in Marvin's memory.
Marvin was born Dec. 22, 1927, on a farm near Shannon, the son of Clarence and Martha (Moring) Woessner. He graduated from Shannon High School with the Class of 1945.
On June 22, 1947, Marvin married Mary Kearnaghan in Mount Carroll. They raised four children and celebrated 64 years of marriage. They renewed their vows in February of 2012. Mary passed away April 2, 2012.
Marvin farmed north of Mount Carroll and also had a successful real estate and title insurance business until retiring in 1992.
Mary and Marvin loved taking their children on the Mississippi River and camping at Timberlake. They enjoyed traveling and spending winters together in Bonita Springs, Fla.
Marvin had a great sense of humor and enjoyed playing tricks on friends. Marvin was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mount Carroll Rotary Club, Cyrus Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.
Marvin will be dearly missed by one son, Brian (Cynthia) Woessner of Mount Carroll; three daughters, Deborah (Herman Wild) Polhill of Hanover, Teresa (Randy) Criddle of Byron, and Kristina (Dick) Mazzie of West Bloomfield, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; and a brother, Wendell.