Marvin Ulmer

Obituary of Marvin Ulmer

ULMER MARVIN

Marvin Ulmer, age 90 of Menno, SD passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Freeman Community Hospital, Freeman, SD. 

 

Marvin Victor Ulmer was born May 29, 1929 to Karl A. and Carolina (Bender) Ulmer at the farm southeast of Menno, SD. He was baptized by Pastor C.W. Heuer on June 9th, 1929 at Zion Lutheran which was located south of the home place. He was confirmed by Pastor E.A. Bischoff on May 30, 1943 at Grace Lutheran Church in Menno, SD where he remained a lifelong member. Marvin attended Ulmer School District #91 all eight grades. On October 1, 1950 he married Betty M. Stern at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Clayton, SD by Reverend Carl Losser. Marvin and Betty lived on the homesteaded family farm most of his farming years. He was involved in early days of tractor pulling in SD, a hobby that his sons and grandsons carry on today. He retired and moved to Menno in June 1997. During his retirement he served in various offices at Grace Lutheran Church and at the Menno Pioneer Power Show. He was a ready and helpful friend to many. Marvin also enjoyed uptown coffee time, playing pool and pinochle with friends.

 

Their 69 year union was blessed with 5 children: Curtis (Barbara) Ulmer, of rural Menno, SD; Gary (Yvonne) Ulmer of rural Menno, SD; Cheryl Ulmer of Rapid City, SD and beyond; Mark (Cindy) Ulmer of Menno, SD; and Lori Mehlhaf of Menno, SD; 12 grandchildren: Angela (Chet) Eitemiller, Armour, SD; Jennifer (Dean) Vaith, Menno, SD; Jeanette Ulmer, Lennox, SD; Craig (Ivy) Ulmer, Larchwood, IA; Allen (Ashley) Ulmer, Menno, SD; Carrie Ulmer, Sioux Falls, SD; Keith (Michelle) Bittner, Lennox, SD; Amy (Curt) Turnipseed, Bellevue, NE ; Jessica (Andrew) Bruzek, Tea, SD; Tyler (Heidi) Ulmer, Menno, SD; Karla (Jeremy) VanNoort, Harrisburg, SD; Amber (Mark) Bradley, Menno, SD; and 28 great grandchildren: Sadie, Taylor, Rose and Owen Eitemiller; Jacob, Ashton and Bridget Vaith; Tyren, Tory and Trace Ulmer; Kadeyn, Ellyana and Izayah Ulmer; Mallorie and Syler Bittner; Noah and Jadyn Turnipseed; Jemma, Jayda and Jersey Bruzek; Aiden and Henry Ulmer; Kjerstin and Courtney VanNoort; Abigail, Hannah, Jordan and Sarah Bradley.

 

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Betty, 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters: Agnes (Ray) Sayler, Hertha (August) Mayer and Elsie (Leo) Sayler, daughter-in-law Joyce (Mettler) Ulmer, and son-in-law Clinton Mehlhaf and one nephew. 

 

To send flowers to the family of Marvin Ulmer, please visit Tribute Store
Tuesday
19
November

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church
511 South Pine
Menno, South Dakota, United States
605-387-5241
also one hour prior to the service at the church
Tuesday
19
November

Scripture service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church
511 South Pine
Menno, South Dakota, United States
605-387-5241
Wednesday
20
November

Funeral service

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Grace Lutheran Church
511 South Pine
Menno, South Dakota, United States
605-387-5241
Sunday
24
November

Burial of Cremated Remains

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Menno Cemetery
South Park Street
Menno, South Dakota, United States
605-387-5404
Share Your Memory of
Marvin