ESCANABA - Kenneth Joseph Marvic, 87, of Escanaba, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Kenneth was born May 25, 1925, in Escanaba, the son of Steve and Mary (Karbon) Marvic. Kenneth graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in teaching. He taught school in Lansing, Green Bay, Escanaba Junior High School, St. Thomas School in Escanaba and Big Bay. Kenneth eventually left teaching to join the family business, Marvic Construction. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He took part in the second wave of the landing on Omaha Beach on June 17, 1944. He was a member of the VFW in Escanaba and the Knights of Columbus. He was also very proud of his Croation Heritage and was a member of the Croation Fraternal Union.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Paula Marvic of Escanaba, and several cousins.
Kenneth Joseph Marvic
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Melvin Marvic.
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 4, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately following services in the church fellowship hall. Kenneth will be laid to rest in the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to OSF Hospice or the charity of the donor's choice. For additional information or to leave the family a message of condolence, go to www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.