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Marvin Kenneth Stein

Posted 2/28/2018

HALSTEAD—Marvin Kenneth Stein, 101, died Feb. 22, 2018 at Reno County Hospice House, Hutchinson, Kansas.

He was born March 15, 1916 to Samuel and Anna (Stamm) Stein.

He graduated from Halstead High School in 1933 and was a lifelong Harvey County resident and 4-H supporter.

On May 21, 1939 he married Ruby Royer and to this marriage seven children were born.

Marvin was an artist and craftsman at heart, but provided for his family by farming.  He also worked at Stevens Spring, Excel, and Hesston Corp. 

In retirement, he used his woodworking skills to make many beautiful things for his family.  He was a master of puns and enjoyed playing Password, watching Jeopardy, solving crossword puzzles, reading newspapers, growing flowers and feeding a multitude of barn cats.  He was fiercely independent and was able to drive and do his own shopping until the last few weeks of his life.

He is survived by sons: Kermit (Shirley), Wishek, North Dakota; Kenneth (Paula), rural Halstead; Ed, Hutchinson; Ted (Kathy), rural Sedgwick; and daughter: Wanda (Rod) Ryel, rural, Sedgwick; five grandchildren, several great and great-great-grandchildren.

Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Ruby in 1994, his parents, brother Wesley, sister Verna Randall, infant son Gerald and oldest son James.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation was Feb. 27 at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

A graveside service followed at 2 p.m. at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Reno County Hospice in care of Kaufman Funeral Home.