Marvin Joseph Stroobants

Marvin Joseph Stroobants, age 80, of Chilton, passed away on January 7, 2015 with his family at his side. Marv was born February 11, 1934 and attended Annunciation Catholic School in Green Bay where he graduated in 1948. He went on to attend Green Bay West High School and graduated in 1952. After that, Marv served as an apprentice in tool and die making with Lindquist Tool and Die. Marv married Clare Olejniczak, his loving wife of 59 years, in 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wayside. In 1959, Marv moved his family to Chilton to work as a toolmaker for Chilton Metal Products. In 1987, he retired from Chilton Metal Products as General Manager to work full time in the family business (Thermal Clean) until his retirement in 1999. One of Marv’s favorite pastimes was fishing and had proudly owned the Brothertown Harbor for a number of years. During his retirement, he spent a lot of his time fishing for walleyes on Lake Winnebago and the Bay of Green Bay. He also enjoyed the companionship of his furry sidekick, Sassy. Marv is survived by his loving wife: Clare; 7 children: Steven (Diane) Stroobants, Lisa (Lee) Bjork, Sue (Doug) Schulz, Keith (Marlys) Stroobants, Kim Stroobants, Dan Stroobants & special friend Mary Schultz, Tracy (Paul) Breckheimer; 19 grandchildren: Derek Stroobants, Grant Stroobants, Marc Stroobants, Madison Bjork, Stephanie Schulz, Kayla (Dave) Bembenek, Kyle Schulz, Taylor Schulz, Erica (Andy) Gutierrez, Alison Stroobants, Bill (Nicole) Stroobants, Jared Stroobants & his fiancée Noelle Michels, Ryan Loose, Brittany Loose, Megan Breckheimer, Patrick Breckheimer, Danielle Breckheimer, Julia Breckheimer, Marcus Breckheimer; 8 great grandchildren: Zachary, Wesley & Sienna Schulz, Audrey & Charlie Bembenek, Marin, Landon & Imogen Gutierrez; a sister: Darlene (Francis) Mydlo; and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Olive Stroobants, Margaret Janssen, Peter Olejniczak, Mike Olejniczak, Paul Olejniczak, Kathy (Dennis) Zwiers, Joe (Margie) Olejniczak, Mark Olejniczak. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marv was preceded in death by his parents: John & Frances Stroobants; a son-in-law: Doug Loose; his brother: Leroy; infant brother: Elroy; twin infant brother: Melvin; nieces: Cheryl Ann, Melissa; parents-in-law: Joe & Leona Olejniczak; sisters-in-law: Naomi Olejniczak, Carol Olejniczak; and brother-in-law: Preston Janssen. Marvin loved his family and considered himself blessed beyond measure. He loved working on projects for all of them and he was fixing things and working until he took his last breath. Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton with the Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 am until 11:45 am on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations given in the name of Marvin J. Stroobants are appreciated for the Chilton Area Catholic School.

I pray that I may live to fish until my dying day, and when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray. When in the Lord’s great landing net and peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged, big enough to keep. – See more at: