Marvin J. Klupp, 69, of Sandusky, died Tuesday morning, May 1, 2007, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. After a courageous one-year battle with mouth cancer, the Lord chose to take Marvin home to Heaven.
Born Sept. 21, 1937, in Regent, N.D., he was the son of Jacob and Cecelia M. (Goetz) Klupp. He retired as a machinist from Brush-Wellman in Elmore, Ohio, and hadpreviously worked as a supervisor at General Motors for 18 years and Ohio Brass. Mr. Klupp was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky. An avid coin collector and bowler, he was also a caddy at Westbrook County Club in his youth and became a scratch golfer, playing in many leagues in Mansfield. He was a member of the Sons of Herman, Sandusky AMVETS and Sandusky American Legion. Mr. Klupp served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He was the most wonderful and caring husband in the world and is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Martha "Marty" J. (Shoup) Klupp; two brothers, Kenneth J. Klupp and Ronald M. Klupp, both of Mansfield; sister, Janice A. Klupp of Mansfield; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Sonnie Shoup of Lewis Center, Ohio; sister-in-law, Carol Smith of Radcliff, Ky.; aunts, Barb Freund and Rose Goetz, both of Mansfield; aunt and uncle, Louise and John Rieth of California; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 3-6 p.m. Monday in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors with a vigil service during calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Catholic Church, The Rev. Phil Feltman of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sandusky will officiate. Military graveside services by Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; Msgr. Edward Dunn Fund for Education,104 W. First St., Mansfield, OH 44902; Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky; Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky; or a hospice of the donor's choice.
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