Marvin Mandel, 81, of Dodge, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy in Omaha. Memorial Mass will be 10:30am on Saturday, July 24 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge with Rev. Matt Gutowski as celebrant. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation with family present will be Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, or Dodge Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Marvin August Mandel was born September 25, 1939 in West Point to Elmer and Adella (Bures) Mandel. He attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Dodge High School in 1956. On June 7, 1961, Marvin married Marietta Mejstrik at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay.
Marvin did farm work as he was growing up, was employed by Wimmers Meats from 1956 until 1976, then owned Marv’s Grocery until retiring in 2005. Marvin was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and served with Dodge Volunteer Fire Department for 43 years. Marvin’s favorite pastimes included traveling and camping.
Survivors include his wife Marietta of Dodge; daughter Brenda (Marty) Wood of Omaha; sons Bruce (Monica) of Windsor, CA, Paul (JoAnn) of Louisville, TN, Gary (Geri) of Scottsdale, AZ, and Mark (Candace) of Springfield; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister, Charlene Kucera of Dodge; brother, Richard (Diane) of West Point; brother-in-law, Virgil Schlautman of Beemer; and sisters-in-law, Angie Mandel and Mary Mandel both of Dodge. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Adella Mandel; sister, Marlene Schlautman; brothers, David (Gladys), Eugene, Harvey, Roy, and Ray Mandel; and brother-in-law, Marvin Kucera.