Marvin Van Buren

Marvin Van Buren, 93, of Waupun, died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at The Christian Home & Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

Marvin was born August 14, 1923 in the town of Alto the son of Evert and Hanna Looman Van Buren.  On September 27, 1950 he married Ethel Westra in Friesland.  The family resided on the Van Buren family homestead until 2008.  Marvin and Ethel farmed and later rented the land out as he became employed at National Rivet and Manufacturing in Waupun for 25 years from which he retired in 1989. Marvin was a member of Alto Christian Reformed church where he served as elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, and custodian. Marvin lived a life of faith devoted to his saviour Jesus Christ.

Marvin is survived by two daughters and four sons: Ardell Van Buren of Fond du Lac, Elton Van Buren of Waupun, Berwyn (Audrey) Van Buren of Brandon, Bonnie (Milan) Vande Zande of Waupun, Merlin (Ann) Van Buren of Rhinelander, and Rev. David (Sarah) Van Buren of Mt. Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in 2005; two sons: Marlin and Dean Van Buren; two brothers: Arthur E. Van Buren and Harry Van Buren; four sisters: Jennie Lont, Marie Hansen, Rachel Navis, and infant sister, Jennie.

Funeral services for Marvin Van Buren will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Forsell Gappa officiating.  Burial will follow at Alto cemetery.  Friends and relatives of Marvin Van Buren may call on the family on Tuesday at the Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

The family wishes to thank The Christian Home for the loving care given to both Ethel and Marvin over the past years.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family.  Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.