Marvin T. Bjarnarson, age 80, a Manitowoc resident, died Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Manitowoc Health & Rehabilitation Center, Manitowoc following complications from a stroke.
He was born on January 17, 1936 on Washington Island, Wisconsin, son of the late Marvin O. & Cecilia B. (Gunnlaugsson) Bjarnarson. On June 20, 1959 he married Darlene Young in Menominee, Michigan. Marvin was a painter at Burger Boat for 32 years until his retirement at age 59. Marvin loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing with his wife Darlene and playing billiards. Marvin was a member of the Manitowoc Senior Center and a member of the Manitowoc Eagles Aerie #706 for over 30 years. He also enjoyed walking two miles every day.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years: Darlene Bjarnarson, Manitowoc; three children: Debbie & Brian Silva, GA., Penny & Barry Boeckman, Manitowoc, Corey Bjarnarson, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Aubrey (Jonathan) Vinke and their children: Eva & Levi, Ryan Silva, Danielle (Nic) Bolle and their children: Dominic & Abigail, Zachery Boeckman, Amber Boeckman, Nicholas & Preston Bjarnarson; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Shirley Carriveau, Manitowoc, Janice Camp, CA., Raymond Young, CA., and Harold & Jane Young, FL. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law; one granddaughter: Katelyn Bjarnarson; one sister: Pat Bjarnarson; and one brother-in-law: Richard Young.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, following a short service by the Manitowoc Eagles Aerie #706. Officiating at the Service will be Pastor Roger Harrison. Cremation will occur after the service at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and Marvin will be laid to rest at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting pfefferfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to The Special Olympics or American Heart Association.
The Pfeffer Funeral Home & All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, are assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Shady Lane for the care given to Marvin.