By The Mercury

Marvin Christopher Henry Moormann, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born on Sept. 15, 1922, in the Strawberry Township in Washington County, the son of John and Martha (Pruser) Moormann.  He was presented to the Lord in Holy Baptism on Sept. 17, 1922 by the Rev. P. Stolp.  After receiving instructions in the Christian religion, he was confirmed on March 21, 1937 by Rev. Stolp at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Marvin entered the Navy in September of 1944.  He served overseas from June 1945 until December 1945 aboard an aircraft carrier as a machinist.  After his discharge in June 1946, he farmed west of Linn.  He also managed the lumber yard in Palmer for 23 years, then moved to Manhattan, where he worked at the Manhattan Public Library for 22 years.

On Dec. 25, 1955 at Linn, he was married to Darleen Emma Scheele.  She survives of the home.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Linn and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan and the American Legion.  He loved making sculptures and ornaments out of iron, gardening, and most of all, his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Marvin Moormann Jr. and wife Teri of Topeka and Marlene Moormann of Manhattan; two grandchildren, Jeremy Moormann and Sara of Topeka and Christy Siebert and husband Aaron of Olathe; one great-grandson, Corbin Siebert; two sisters, Rosie Calderwood of Topeka and Wilma Wiechman and husband Ervin of Valley Center; three sisters-in-law, Lola Herrs, Donna Scheele and Esther Scheele, all of Linn, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Moormann; an adopted brother, Art Beikman; a nephew Stanley Wiechman; and four brothers-in-law, Sam Calderwood, Wilbert Scheele, Raymond Scheele and Verlin Herrs.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29,  at the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan with the Rev. Michael Schmidt officiating.  Respect calls may be made anytime Tuesday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery west of Linn.

Memorials have been established for St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Hospice House.  Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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