Marvin E. Hebel
Marvin E. Hebel, 80, of Fond
du Lac, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Hospice Home of
Hope, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on August 24,
1937, in Poynette, Wisconsin, a son of Edward H. and Nettie L. (Hutchinson)
Hebel. He graduated from Poynette High
School, where he was active in football, drama, and chorus activities. His years in barbershop quartet brought much
pleasure, singing at 4H events, school, and community events.
Marvin joined the Wisconsin
Army National Guard during high school and served for four years.
He met Dea Unke through 4H
activities and on July 20, 1957, they were married in Arlington, Wisconsin. They lived in the Poynette area until 1990,
then transferring jobs, they relocated to Fond du Lac. Deer hunting was an annual event with the
sons, and in 2004, grandson, Joshua, joined them. They met friends at Governor Dodge State
Park, hunted, and enjoyed hot chili and meatball stew at noon. What memorable times they had!
Marvin worked for the State of
Wisconsin for 35 years, retiring in 2000.
As a maintenance mechanic, he taught his children many things that
translated into skills for later years.
He often did projects for friends and neighbors as well.
He was an active member of
Covenant United Methodist Church, Fond du Lac.
Each grandchild and
great-grandchild, joining the family, brought a special joy! Visits with them brought much happiness to
him. Spending family time together was
the highlight of any day and all holidays.
He is survived by his wife of
60 years, Dea; four children: Debra
(Douglas) Smith of Hartford, Stewart (LeAnn) Hebel of Janesville, Steven (Lori)
Hebel of Janesville, and Stacy (Carmen) Hebel of Fond du Lac; four
grandchildren: Holly (Jonathan) Crye of
West Bend, Amy Garvey of Hartford, Joshua Hebel of New Berlin, and Syndria (Andrew)
Frion of Altoona; step-granddaughter, Kahla Schwebke of Pittsburgh; three
great-grandchildren: Syntariah Frion,
Liam Crye, Carson Frion; two step-grandchildren: Brian and Onalisa; sister-in-law: Kay (Dale) Waugh of Green Bay; a
brother-in-law, Jim (Karen) Barnes of Prairie du Chien; and other nieces,
nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; a sister, Elayne Wendt; his in-laws, Ivan and Viola Unke; a sister-in-law,
Janice Barnes; three infant grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Owen Andrew
VISITATION: The visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Covenant United Methodist Church,
20 North Marr Street, Fond du Lac.
SERVICE: The funeral service will be held at noon on
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Covenant United Methodist Church with Rev. Joel
Cremation will follow
traditional services with burial at a later date in Garden Bluff Cemetery, Lodi,
In lieu of flowers, family
will direct memorials to Hospice Home of Hope, U.W. Carbone Cancer Center, and
The family thanks the
Agnesian Cancer Center and Hospice Home of Hope for the compassionate care he
received these last months. The family
sincerely appreciates everything they did for us.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving
the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.