Marvin Lawrence Zentz, age 70, of Manhattan, died suddenly May 21, 2019, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.
He was born October 11, 1948, in Manhattan, the son of Raymond Leroy and Florence Irene (Harrison) Zentz.
Marvin graduated from St. George High School in 1966 and attended Kansas State University.
Marvin served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as an E-5. Following his military service he worked for Foster Lumber prior to working as a driver for UPS. He committed to 30 plus years of excellent service for UPS before retiring in 2003. While at UPS, he won many awards including Kansas District Circle of Honor for 25 years safe driving.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and helped a lot at the Manhattan Korean Church. He always had time to help with the ministry of international students here at K-State. Marvin loved Christ, and knew the Word of God like the back of his hand.
Marvin was a huge Kansas State sports fan, bleeding purple. He loved his Kansas City Chiefs and Royals with equal vigor. He loved to fish and hunt when he was younger, but most of all Marvin loved spending time with his grandchildren and spoiling them rotten.
On May 6, 1970, in the American Embassy in Seoul, Korea, he was married to Ok Ye Choe. She was the love of his life and they just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Zentz survives the home. Additional survivors include their three children: Cynthia Argo and her husband Richard of Waterville, KS, Marvin Zentz, Jr. and his wife Jessica of Manhattan, and John Zentz also of Manhattan; four grandchildren: Arthur and Branden Helvie, Marissa and Summer Zentz; and two siblings: Don Zentz of Ohio, and Garry Zentz of Iowa.
Marvin was preceded in death by twin grandchildren Tracie and Leigh Argo; his parents and by three siblings: Alvin and Larry Zentz and Marilyn Ekstrom.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 30th, at the Manhattan Korean Church, 511 Westview Dr. Manhattan, with Reverend King Crawford officiating. Interment will follow with military honors in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.
The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 29th, at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manhattan Korean Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS. 66502