Marvin Richard Strecker, 89, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

Marvin was born on May 5, 1927 on the family farm south of Russell in the Smoky Hill River area.  He was the son of George David and Elizabeth (Stettinger) Strecker.  He grew up in the Russell County area.

Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army in the Occupational Forces in Germany after WWII.  He was a radio operator.  After his tour of duty he returned to Lucas, Kansas.

Marvin was united in marriage to Naomi Gerdes on October 18, 1953 in Sylvan Grove, Kansas.  This union was blessed with three children; Laurel, Jim and Mary.  They made their home on the farm near Lucas.

Besides farming, Marvin was a Television and Electronics Technician.  He worked for Johnsonís Hardware in Mentor, Kansas before moving to Emporia, Kansas where he worked for Montgomery Ward.  Then they moved to Gorham, Kansas and he worked for Music Manor.  Then they moved to Russell where he worked at Gambleís before starting his own business.  He was the owner and operator of Strecker TV and Appliance in Russell.  He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting; doing cross word puzzles, watching his Royals play ball and traveling the country with Naomi.

Surviving family include his wife of 62 years, Naomi of the home; daughters, Laurel Strecker of Russell, Kansas and Mary Strecker of Grandview, Missouri; son, Jim Strecker (Juanita Piedimonte) of Harrisonville, Missouri; sister, Thelma Blasť of Sylvan Grove, Kansas; granddaughter, Valiha Strecker (Mark Dedovesh) of Irvine, California; and great grandson, Grayson Dedovesh.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and four sisters.

Celebration of Marvinís Life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the St. John Lutheran Church.  Cremation has preceded the services.  Memorials have been established with the Russell Regional Hospital or the Russell County Food Pantry.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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