Marvin Boknecht


Marvin Boknecht, 97, of Seymour passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at home with his family by his side.

Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Jackson County, he was the son of Edward and Bertha Burns Boknecht, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Helen Hoding, who preceded him in death.

Marvin was a veteran of World War II and served in the infantry. During his tour in the service, he was active from Attu Island to Okinawa, Japan. After the war, he worked for Excello Shirt Factory, from where he retired, and farmed. He was a member of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his sons, Milton (Diana) Boknecht and Michael Boknecht; grandchildren, Daniel Boknecht and Aaron (Maudie) Boknecht; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nate, Dillion, Desire, Diedra, Darian and Josh; great-great-grandchildren, Taden, Carson and Riley; and a sister, Mary Boknecht.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel in Seymour with the Rev. Thomas Judd officiating. Burial will follow at White’s Chapel Cemetery with a flag presentation by the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today and from noon until time of service Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

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