Marvin E. Bahr


Marvin Emil Bahr, 86, of Gresham, passed away in Appleton on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Marvin was born in Shawano County on Sept. 13, 1936, son of the late Herbert and Edna (Janke) Bahr. Marvin grew up in Gillett and graduated from Gillett High School. He served his country honorably in the United States Army where he spent a year and a half of his service stationed in Hawaii. On Feb. 16, 1957, Marvin was united in marriage to Barbara Carson in Mosling, Wisconsin.

Marvin earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In his younger years he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent ice fishing, traveling, and camping with his family. Marvin taught middle school math at Gresham School for 31 years, retiring in 1994. After retiring, he enjoyed spending time at home with Barbara, playing cribbage every morning before devotions and even “letting” her win their last game. He also enjoyed gardening, watching and feeding the birds, and taking numerous day trips.

Marvin also served as village clerk in Gresham for 28 years and is a member of St. Jakobi Lutheran Church. More than anything, Marvin loved being a husband, a father, a grandpa, and a great-grandpa and cherished every moment he spent with his family.

Marvin is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; two sons, Arvin (Vicki) Bahr and Arthur (Kris) Bahr; grandchildren, Daniel Bahr and Joshua (Melisa Young) Bahr, Jaime Shaffer, Kari Anderson and Cassidy Anderson; great-grandchildren, Carson, Wyatt, Kathryn, Misha, and Keianna; his brother, Allen Bahr; and a sister-in-law, Bev Gerritsen. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including his very close friends, the Felckowskis-his “fake family.”

He was preceded in death by a son, Alfred; his parents; several sisters-in-law,;and daughter-in-law, Cheryl.

A memorial service for Marvin will be held at St. Jakobi Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, with the Rev. Travis Kleinschmidt officiating. Inurnment will be in Zion Rest Cemetery in Gresham. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.