Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 246, Moline. Memorials can be made to the Church Building Fund.
Marvin Wiebel was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Moline, to parents Martin and Adele Meyn Wiebel. He married Agnes J. Duncan on June 11, 1948, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Marvin came from a proud John Deere family, where he worked for 36 years, first as a patternmaker, toolmaker and industrial engineer; promoted to supervisor and then to the general supervisor at the former John Deere Plow Works. He retired from John Deere Plow & Planter Works in 1980.
He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran who served in the South Pacific, earning the Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon, victory and good conduct medals.
Marvin was active with his sons and in the community as part of William Carr Grade School Dad's Club baseball coach, treasurer and president. He volunteered as golf team committeeman and Boys Scout Troop 301 committee chairman. He was also the property committee chairman of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, a member of John Deere Plow Planter Salary Club, AARP and the American Legion Post 246, Moline.
His hobbies included golfing, gardening/yard work, walking, reading and traveling. Marvin walked every day at SouthPark until his recent illness.
Surviving are his wife, Agnes; sons, Bill (Cathy) Wiebel, Coal Valley, Larry Wiebel (Sherry Hergert), Moline, and Ken (Meg) Wiebel, Moline; grandchildren, Jack Wiebel, Ted (Mary Jo) Wiebel, Heather (Brett) Errthum, Adam Wiebel, Mara (Matt) Fanello, Emily Wiebel and Greg Wiebel; and eight great-grandchildren. Marvin will be greatly missed by his family.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Heartland Continuing Care, Moline.
Condolences may be left at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.
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