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Marvin Boelk

Marvin D. Boelk, 74 of South Wayne passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Madison.  He was born on Nov. 9, 1942 to Paul and Frieda (Butts) Boelk. Marvin served his country in the United States Army from 1964-1966.  He was a lifelong farmer alongside his family, friends, and neighbors.  Marvin was also a seasonal worker at Swiss Colony for 20 years.  Marvin played slow pitch softball in his younger years, and he also showed cattle for the 4-H at the Jo Daviess County Fair.  He played cards, always listened to the 7:30 a.m. news, went to as many of the Southwestern Wisconsin dairy breakfasts.  He hung out with the ladies at the South Wayne Mart, always giving them a “hard time.” On Friday nights, Marvin, Gaylord, and Wade would go to the races in Darlington.  Marvin enjoyed farming, helping his family and his neighbors, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. 
Marvin is survived by his brothers Roger of South Wayne, Lloyd of Winslow, Ill., and Allan of South Wayne; nephew Mark (Amy) Boelk of South Wayne; Sister-in-law Virginia Boelk; and Marvin’s second family, the Carl and Steve Lehman families.  The Lehman children looked at Marvin as a grandpa. 
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, sisters-in-law Carma and Phyllis Boelk, three nephews, and one niece.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren, Ill.
A visitation was held from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home.
Pastor Roger Bronkema officiated the services.
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, Ill.
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