Marvin E. Strunk

Aug. 8, 1927 Ė Aug. 28, 2013

Marvin E. Strunk, a longtime Town of Brookfield resident, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age of 86. He was born Aug. 8, 1927, in Hebron Township, Fort Atkinson, the son Max J. and Anna (nee Viegut) Strunk. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson.

On June 17, 1950, he married Verna Mae Schober at Peace Lutheran Church in Cataract. They celebrated more than 51 years together until her death in March 2002. Marvin was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waukesha, where he served as an usher. He was a member of Aid Association for Lutherans, the Waukesha Federal Credit Union and the National Association of Federal Retired Employees. His employment included Gettelman Brewery and Allis-Chalmers Corp. He retired from the Waukesha Post Office after 29 years of walking a mail route. Following his retirement, Marvin enjoyed working as an election poll worker for the Town of Brookfield and as a part-time greeter at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home. He was an avid volunteer, volunteering at Wisconsin Lutheran Synod Office Building in Milwaukee, the Regency Assisted Living and the Linden-Grove Nursing Home, and delivering for Meals on Wheels. Marvin will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature and big heart and will be deeply missed.

He was the dear father of Charlene (Robert) Williams of Norway, Mich.; Wesley (Kristen) Strunk of West Bend; Jeffrey (JoAnn) Strunk of Rhinelander; and Lesley (Pamela) Strunk of Oconomowoc. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren, along with other relatives and many dear friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Shepherd; and three brothers, Arnold, Harold and Donald in infancy.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues Saturday, Sept. 7, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave., Waukesha, from 8:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen will preside.

Burial will be held at 12:45 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin. Please meet at the cemetery entrance.

Memorials in Marvinís name are appreciated to WELS Kingdom Workers, 2323 N. Mayfair Road Suite 400, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please contact the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit us at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute.