Marvin Lloyd Doering, 87, of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was at home surrounded by his wife and children.
Marvin was born on March 22, 1932 in La Valle Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin to Clinton and Maxine (Steffen) Doering. He graduated from Wonewoc High School in 1950. Marvin proudly joined the United States Marine Corps right after graduation. He was an airplane mechanic and traveled around the world during the Korean War. In 1952, he married his sweetheart, Myrtle, in Barron, Wisconsin. Marvin and Myrtle were Pen Pals through the Rural Electric paper for two years before they met.
Marvin left active duty in 1961, but remained with the Army National Guard until his full retirement in 1983. His rank was Staff Sergeant.
Marvin and Myrtle lived in Miami, Florida, Santa Ana, California, Parris Island, South Carolina, Wonewoc, Blue Eye, Missouri, Sun City West, Arizona and traveled full time for 18 years in a fifth wheel. They settled back in Wonewoc in 2016.
In addition to being a loving husband, caring father, grandfather and great grandfather, Marvin was a farmer, semi-truck drive and security guard. He loved to garden. His vegetables fed his family; his flowers nourished his heart.
Marvin will be forever missed by his loving wife of 66 years, Myrtle Viola Alice (Lofblad) Doering; son, Lloyd Doering; daughter, Marsheila (Paul) Onken; brother, Willis (Joan) Doering; grandson, Nathan (Jayme) Klinge, Landon, Lincoln and Lane; grandson, Cory (Kim) Klinge, Thomas and Grace; grandson, Jaimie (Alyssa) Doering, Vivian; granddaughter, Liza (Steve) Peterson, Zander and Ryley; and son-in-law, Charles Johnson.
Waiting for him in Heaven were his Parents and his daughter, Yvonne Johnson.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wonewoc, with Rev. Peter Snyder officiating. A military tribute will also take place. Visitation will be at the Church from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Picha Funeral Home in Wonewoc assisted the family with arrangements.