Marvin A. Langeteig

Ellen Agerbak Anderson

MCFARLAND/STOUGHTON-Marvin Langeteig, age 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Heritage Center at the Skaalen Retirement and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton. He was born March 14, 1919, in Madison, the son of Andrew and Bertha (Lovick) Langeteig. Marvin was baptized at Morrisonville Lutheran Church in Morrisonville, and graduated from DeForest High School. He married LaVerne Mueller on March 23, 1941. They were married for nearly 70 years before she preceded him in death in 2011. Marvin served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until 1945 and was stationed in the Pacific Theater from April 1942 until January 1945, serving in the renowned 32nd Red Arrow Division. He was one of the GIs featured in Kristin Gilpatrick’s 2001 book The Hero Next Door Returns. Marvin was involved in the banking industry for 38 years, in both McFarland and Evansville, where he made many friends and lasting relationships. The people who knew Marvin best knew him for his integrity, professionalism, sense of humor and Norwegian wit.

He was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Marvin is survived by his four children, Marsha (Tom) McKay, Deanne (Greg) Henderson, Alan (Marie) Langeteig, and James (Kristi) Langeteig; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and his brothers, Tag and Allie Langeteig.

A private memorial service will be held with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Center at the Skaalen Retirement and Rehabilitation Center, 400 N Morris, Stoughton, WI 53589 where he currently resided and, in earlier years, had served on their Board of Directors.

The family thanks the special friends, neighbors, and wonderful, caring staff at the Heritage Center.