Marvin H. Cassellius, age 89, of Glenwood City, WI died Wednesday January 28, 2015 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.
Marvin was born March 6, 1925 on the family farm south of Emerald, WI to John and Theresa (Draxler) Cassellius. He lived in the Emerald area all his life. He attended the Elmland School and the teacher boarded at his parents home. Marvin helped his father on the farm, hauling milk to the creamery, hauling livestock and freight. Marvin married Shirley DeSmith November 23, 1946 and they celebrated their 50 years of marriage in 1996. One daughter, Kay, was born to this union in 1950. Marvin drove school bus, hauled milk, and worked for the town of Glenwood. They moved to the family farm in 1956 and resided there for the next 30 years. They operated a livestock and freight hauling business. In 1978 they sold the cows. In 1983 they sold the trucking business and he went back to driving school bus and working at Friday Canning in New Richmond, WI. Marvin worked several other jobs at the feed mill, gas station and hauling milk and mail over the years. In 1986 they sold the farm and moved into Emerald.
Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, brothers Walter and Earl, sisters Rosella Mahoney and Dolly Cassellius, brother- and sisters-in-law, Lillian Cassellius, Thomas Mahoney, Rodney “Bud”, Roger and Glenn DeSmith and Earl Nieman.
Marvin is survived by daughter Kay Cassellius of Glenwood City, WI; extended family Robert Scribner, Michelle Orton and husband Brad, Bo & Brock Orton, Kelly Scribner and wife Cris, Taylor Pomahatch, sisters-in-law Bernice Cassellius, Karen DeSmith, Marlys DeSmith and Joyce Nieman, brother-in-law Dave DeSmith and wife Judi; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, February 2, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Fr. John Long as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery. Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI.