Marvin E. Dotzler, 79

Marvin E. Dotzler, 79, of Campbellsport died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. He was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Milwaukee to the late Marvin and Adelaide (nee Noll) Dotzler and married Mary J. Grenas on May 16, 1969 in Waukegan, Ill. 

Marvin played in a 10-piece band called the Sophisticats while in high school. Following his graduation he served in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years. After his discharge he began working for Trad Carpets as an installer before founding J Carpets and Builders. He then owned Margets Carpets and the Venture Inn until his retirement. Marvin enjoyed fishing, gardening and reading. 

He was a member of the West Bend Lodge 1398 Loyal Order of the Moose. 

Marvin is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary, six children: Keith (Penny) of West Bend, Teresa (Dean) Schwichtenberg of West Bend, Conrad (Julie) of West Bend, Dawn (Lori) Dotzler of New London, Stephanie and Maresa and 10 grandchildren: Philip, Christa and Joshua Dotzler, Michael and Elaina Schwichtenberg, Zachary and Matthew Dotzler and Ashley, Jacob and Nicholas Thomas. He is further survived by two sisters in-law: Maxine Frank of West Bend and Laurie Drozd of Iron Ridge, a brother-in-law John Grenas of West Bend and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Adelaide Dotzler, his sister and brother-in-law Marilyn and Alfred Kaplan and his step-father Harry Kasdorf. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at noon at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Campbellsport with the Rev. Neil Zinthefer presiding. Please meet at church for Mass. Inurnment will take place in Wisconsin Memorial Park 

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at