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Marvin C. Obermeyer


Marvin’s life began on December 22, 1940 in Herington.  He was the son of Marvin C. and Esther M. (Wendlandt) Obermeyer, Sr.  He was a 1959 graduate of Herington High School.  Marvin served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 – 1964. He was united in marriage to the former Maureen Hancock on December 6, 1964 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Herington.


Marvin was employed by the Rock Island Railroad and later Union Pacific Railroad until his retirement.  He was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church and had a strong faith in God.  Marvin enjoyed gardening with Maureen.  He was a good cook and enjoyed grilling out.


His greatest joy was his family which includes his children Anita (Jim) Cook of Manhattan, Michael (Dawn) Obermeyer of Wichita, Sharon (Bill) Murphy of Louisburg, and Michelle (Norman Savoy) Obermeyer of Junction City; grandchildren Kody (Kylie) Cook, Konnor Cook, Mackenzie Obermeyer, Madison Obermeyer, Eli Lamberty, Shae Murphy, Aidan Murphy,  D’Ahja Savoy, and A’Kylie Savoy; great grandchildren Camden Lamberty and Na’Liyah Savoy; his siblings Dean Obermeyer and Susan Braucher, both of Herington and several nieces and nephews.


Marvin passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday February 19, 2021.  He is preceded in death by his sister Eileen Obermeyer, his parents, and wife Maureen.  His family will gather with friends on Friday, February 26th, from 5-8 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home.  Marvin’s funeral will be held on Saturday, February 27th, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  He will be laid to rest in Sunset Hill Cemetery with military honors.  Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Dickinson County Home Health and Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Marvin at www.ymzfh.com.

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I will miss my friend

Curtis Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your family's loss & wanted to send my condolences on behalf of Team Red, White, & Blue. Also thank you very much for your service to our country.

Matt Kiddoo Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Butch over 20 years ago between Herington and Pratt. Always pleasant and a great smelling pipe. Remember him telling me he worked for Vaughns flower shop while he was in high school and I couldnt figure a guy whose dad owned the Chevrolet dealership working in a flower shop. Great guy. May perpetual light shine upon him and peace to his family.

CB Smith Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

To Butch's family,please accept our sympathy and prayers. I have special memories of Butch and Maureen helping our cousins host the Obermeyer-Beckel-Shippy reunions in Woodbine. We had good times and good food.
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Carole and Gary Spohn Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

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