Marvin A. Bernath

Born: Sat., May 3, 1930
Died: Sat., Jul. 14, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 17, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 18, 2018
Location: Montpelier - Empire St.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 18, 2018
Location: Montpelier - Empire St.

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Marvin A. Bernath, 88, of Pioneer passed away Saturday evening at his home.  He was born on May 3, 1930 in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio to John and Ida (Sehlmeyer) Bernath.  Marvin proudly served his country in the the United States Army during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Germany for a brief time.  On April 23, 1955 he married Lynette A. Mercer and she survives.

Marvin was most recently a self-employed carpenter, he built his home in 1977.  Prior to that he worked for Fleetwood Travel in Edgerton as a welder for 15 years, Castle in Stryker as a welder, White Motors and LeRoy Blaker Sawmill in Alvordton.  

He is survived by his wife of 63 years Lynette; daughter Linda (Ron) Sapp of Montpelier; son Randy (Tish) Bernath of Montpelier; six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; and sister Lucille Siegel of Prattville, Michigan.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Roger Bernath, sister Helen Erbskorn, and a brother Harold Bernath

Visitation for Marvin will be Tuesday July 17th from 4-8pm and Wednesday from 12-1pm at the Thompson-Geesey Funeral Home on Empire Street in Montpelier.  Services will be on Wednesday at 1pm at the funeral home with Reverend David Tilly to officiate.  Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with military graveside rites by the Montpelier Veterans.  Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Hospice of Williams County or Just for Kickz.  

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Ted , Nancy and Taylor
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Uncle Marvin will be truly missed . Praying God will hold all of you close at this time and in the days ahead. Love You !

Trina March
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Uncle Marvin will be missed.
Love and prayers

   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Sorry for your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you Aunt Lynette, Linda, Randy and Families... Love You ❤️❤️

Jay & Joyce Sprunger
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Jay & I talked about this last night...Uncle Marvin was one of the good guys!
He helped with several projects in many of his family's homes! He liked to make homemade ice cream & my dad always enjoyed that, too! Hoping they have a crank freezer in heaven!
We loved him! He will be missed by many. Prayers for Aunt Lynette & for each of his loved ones.

Tish Bernath
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Dad I was truly blessed to have you in my life, you were a quiet,kind gentle man that took me and my girls under your wings also.. Your going to be miss by many but not forgotten..

Holly Barton
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
Randy .. Trish .. Mike and family ... So sorry for the lost of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Chris Cummins
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. He sounds like he was a great Dad and cared for everyone in your Family. I know he will be missed. Respectful wishes to you Randy, and ALL your family.


Michael, Rita, Samantha, & Jessica Hurdzan
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
Lynette and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marvin. We have a lot of special memories of all of you from up at the lake. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be with you and give you a hug in person. Lots of love! Rita

liz( beck )lawson
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
Linda ,Randy, Lynette.. I can go back to the early years at the little jumper .. or the most recent years of er visits at Montpelier or where ever i might run into Lynette and Marvin and the smiley greetings and the sighs of" here we go again " but always enjoyed seeing them both . Marvin you will be missed ... sorry for you loss , praying for heavy hearts to be lifted and freed of sadness. Hugs! liz

Mr and Mrs Alan Mercer
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
We are going to miss you very much and sorry for aunt Lanette and family loss

Martha Throbe Heer
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
The Bernath Family, so sorry I couldn't make it to the visitation or service. So many fond memories through the years of being such wonderful neighbors and we can't forget who delivered Linda. I'm praying for u all and Linda if you are on fb or messenger I would love to have u contact me. We are also in the phone book. God bless you all. Sincerely, Martha Throne Heer

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