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Marvin Erick Wobschall — Austin

AUSTIN — A memorial service for Marvin Erick Wobschall will be at noon Saturday at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. Ron Barnett officiating.

Mr. Wobschall, 82, died Wednesday (June 25, 2008) at his home in Austin.

He was born May 30, 1926, in Waseca, Minn. He attended country school in Ellendale, Minn., through the eighth grade. He moved to Austin in 1947.

In June 1944 he joined the Army Air Corps and was discharged in December 1944. He re-enlisted on Feb. 9, 1946, and was honorably discharged on Jan. 10, 1947, at Mitchell Camp. He married Joyce Olson on Dec. 9, 1950, in Austin.

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For 31 years, Mr. Wobschall drove truck for Murphy Motor Freight. He also worked at the Lickteig farm for more than 10 years. He was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin, the American Legion and VFW, and enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, spending time with his grandchildren, and driving tractor on the farm.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Marsha (Thomas) Downey of Austin and Judy (Patrick) Condon of Rapid City, S.D.; five sons, Larry (Pat) of Austin, Randy (Anne) of Grand Meadow, Tom (Sharon) and John (Kris), both of Austin, and Mark (Tammy) of Central City, Neb.; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wallace (Margie) of Austin; and four sisters, Stella Kujath of North Branch, Minn., Gladys Weed of Hinsdale, Mont., Mae Hightshoe of Austin and Ellis Reese of Ellendale, Minn. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Visitation will be an hour before the service at the church. American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216 will provide military rites.

Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements.

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