Marvin Dienberg (1931 – 2011)

Born November 1, 1931, Marv grew up in Caledonia, WI where he lived for most of his life. On May 20, 1950 Marv married the love of his life, Lillian (Lil) Strasser. Together they raised three children: Bob (Debbie) Johnson-Dienberg, Bev (Dan) Villwock, and Don (Amy) Dienberg. They have 8 grandchildren: Katie (Barry) Belcher, Sarah (Roger) Kieffer, James Dienberg, Matt Villwock, Eric (Nichole) Dienberg, Michael (Bethany) Dienberg, Paul Dienberg and David Dienberg. They have 9 great grandchildren.

Marv worked for Ladish Company as a machinist for over 40 years where he made many lifetime friends. He retired in 1998.

Marv’s love of people and gatherings were a perfect combination for playing the accordion while his brother-in-law, Eugene, played the concertina. His children have fond memories of the songs he sang to them: You Are My Sunshine, Wooden Heart, Dancing with Matilda, to name a few.

A passion for Marv was riding his motorcycle. Few things were more relaxing than a night ride on the motorcycle or a run to the store with Lucky, his faithful canine companion.

But there was no one Marv loved more on earth than his wife of 61 years. Lil was the sunshine of his life, and he aimed to please her to the end. She told him she would be so proud if he could live to be 80 years old. An overachiever, Marv added an additional 23 days before he went to be with his Lord and Savior.

Special thanks to granddaughter Sarah and her husband Roger for giving so unconditionally of their time. To great grandson Jaidon, who made the twinkle remain in Dad’s eye. And to Greg Bisser who went above and beyond to always be there for Dad.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM at St. Louis Catholic Church (13207 County Road G Caledonia). Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday at the church from 2:00 PM until the time of Mass. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Louis Catholic Church would be appreciated.

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