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Marvin M. Kreftmeyer

January 1, 1931 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 88)

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Marvin M. Kreftmeyer, 88, of Owensville, MO, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home.

Marvin was born near Stony Hill, Missouri on January 1, 1931, a son of the late William & Amanda (Hurst) Kreftmeyer.

He was the widower of Dorothy (Heidmann) Kreftmeyer.  They were united in marriage on September 21, 1952, at Ebenezer Stone Church, Gerald, MO.  Dorothy preceded him in death on August 10, 2003.

Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War.  He was a member of St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, where he attended church every Sunday, and was a member of the Men's Brotherhood, and a past church board member. He was also a member of the Rosebud American Legion and a Farm Bureau member.

Marvin was a farmer his whole life and was very dedicated to it.  He always took the time to do things the right way.  He was also an Allis Chalmers tractor enthusiast.

Marvin enjoyed swimming, camping, canoeing, and spending time with his family.  His favorite food was swiss rolls with chocolate milk and Hershey candy bars.

Marvin is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Stolte, of New Haven; a son, Jimmy R. Kreftmeyer & wife Kay E., of Minooka, Illinois; by a son-in-law, Darryl Rasmussen, of Rosebud, Missouri; by seven grandchildren, Crystal Cryder, Christina Grant, Gena Hiatt, Laura Abadie, Christopher Kreftmeyer, Bradley Rasmussen, and Nicholas Stolte, by 14 great grandchildren, Keaton & Tessa Cryder, Mckenna & McCalum Kreftmeyer, Connor & Nora Grant, Ahna, Liam & Laina Rasmussen, Eli, Chase, and Zoe Hiatt, and Colette & Virginia Abadie, and by many nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Marilyn Rasmussen.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating. 

Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Stony Hill, Missouri.  Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church or St. James Cemetery.  C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.

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November 15, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home
1053 Hwy C
New Haven, MO 63068

Funeral Service
November 16, 2019

11:00 AM
St. James Evangelical Church
4310 Hwy E
Stony Hill, MO 63068

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