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Marvin Kucera

November 23, 2018

Marvin R. Kucera

Dec. 1, 1942 -- Nov. 13, 2018

Marvin R. Kucera, 75, of Dodge, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Fremont Health Center.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge, with the Rev. An Duy Phan as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery, with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to the Dodge Fire Department, or to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Marvin Rudolph Kucera was born on Dec. 1, 1942, to Rudolph and Julia (Dohse) Kucera in Dodge. He grew up on a farm south of Howells, and graduated from Schuyler High School in 1961. Marvin joined the United States Navy in 1961, where he was stationed on the USS O’Brien. After being honorably discharged in 1963, he attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk. On Nov. 6, 1965, Marvin married Charlene Mandel at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge. Marvin farmed and worked various jobs including Dodge Manufacturing and Marv’s Grocery Store, until his retirement in 2013.

Marvin was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, and a prior president of the Dodge Volunteer Fire Department. Along with his love to be outdoors fishing and hunting, Marvin enjoyed American history, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene, of Dodge; daughters, Jody (Doug) Sheppard of Fremont and Amy (Jason) Brester of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Derrick, Kallin, and Emmalee Sheppard, and Halle, Ella, and Peyton Brester; and sister, Elaine (LaVern) Beringer of Octavia.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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