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Marvin Kollmann

January 30, 2019

Marvin E. Kollmann, 82, of Watseka, passed away Monday (Jan. 28, 2019) at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Blue Island, the son of William and Emma (Schilling) Kollmann, and they preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Walter Kollmann. Marvin married Arlene Storz in Blue Island on November 30, 1957, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark (Jill) Kollmann, of Martinton; two daughters, Linda (Bradley) Baer, of El Paso, and Lori (Steve) Woodard, of Washington; eight grandchildren, Kristin (Jacob) Jones, Evan (Jessica) Kollmann, Seth (Katlyn) Woodard, Ashley (Brad) Moritz, Emily (Nick) Zabel, William Woodard, Lucas Wall (fiancé Ashley Mehl) and Elyssa Kollmann; one sister-in-law, Velora Kollmann, of Crescent City; and six great-grandchildren.

Marvin was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. He was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed raising Angus cattle. In addition, he was the beef superintendent of Iroquois County 4-H for many years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, and from 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. The Rev. G. Robert Heimgartner will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Lyman Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.

Please share a memory of Marvin at knappfuneralhomes.com.